A simple recipe how to make almond flour, that is what I’m sharing today. There are many reasons why you would like to use a substitute for regular flour. If you need to eat gluten free e.g. or low carb there a couple of options for use flour just not the regular kind. Are you ready to learn how to make almond flour? Lets get started!
If you are on a low carb Keto diet or eating gluten free you may think that tortillas or cooking and baking with flour is not an option. Fortunately there is a great way to use flour for your tortillas or your breads and bakes.
That options is called almond flour. Because almond flour contains a limit amount of carbohydrates it fits perfect in a low carb keto diet. It is very versatile has a neutral taste and is really easy to make yourself.
Almond flour is quite an expensive flour compared to regular flour. It can be up to ten times more expensive. As almonds nuts are cheaper than almond flour you can make them from almonds yourself.
Almond flour ingredients
When you make low carb almond flour you need more than just almond. You need these ingredients:
- Baking soda
How to make almond flour
Almonds have this brown skin that has a specific taste. You can decide to grind your almonds with the skins but your flour will taste much better if you skin the almonds. Almond flour that is made from non skinned almonds is called almond meal.
This very easy to do. Take a pan with water and bring to a boil. Then add 1½ tbsp of baking soda to the water.
Make sure the water is boiling again and then add the almonds to the boiling water. Boil for 3 minutes. Now test to see if the skin comes off. To do this take one almond and drop it into cold water. If the skin does not come off extend the cooking time with half a minute and test an almond again.
If the skin comes off easily than turn off the heat. Scoop all of the almonds out of the pan and drop them in the cold water. Now you can skin all your almonds. Put them on a clean kitchen towel and let them dry. This can take some time.
Tip: skin the almonds in the evening and make your flour in the morning.
When the almonds are dry put them in a food process and let it run for about a minute.
Store it in a plastic zip loc bag and you can use it for your low carb or gluten free tortilla or for you sweet bakes.
Almond flour recipes
You can use almond flour in the following recipes:
- Low carb almond tortilla recipes – substitute regular or corn flour with almond flour and bake them into almond flour tortillas
- Muffin recipes – replace the spelt flour with almond flour and you can some amazing vegan banana muffins
- Apple pie Taquitos – replace the regular tortillas with almond flour tortillas
Other gluten free flour options
If you are gluten free you can use the following flour options that you can make yourself:
- Dried chickpea flour – you need a very strong food processor
- Dried cannellini beans flour – same as with the chickpea flour you need a high power food processor
Other low carb flour options
Besides almond flour you can use the following flours:
- Coconut flour – this a great substitute for regular flour. One thing to consider. Coconut flour absorbs a lot of liquid. Do not you the same measurements as regular flour but use about 1/3 to 1/4 cup of coconut flour to regular flour.
- Almond meal – if you decided not to skin the almonds and grind them into flour you get almond meal. This even easier to prepare.
- Flax meal – grind your flax seeds and you turn it into flax meal which is also a great substitute for regular flour.
See how to make almond flour
Want to see how you can make almond flour? Watch the instruction video below:
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How to make almond flour when you need to eat gluten free e.g. or low carb flour and are looking for a different type of flour.
- 175 gram almonds
- 1½ tbsp baking soda
Boil water and add the baking soda to the water
Add the almonds to the boiling water and boil the almonds for 3 minutes
Test to see if the skin comes off. If that is not the case extend the cooking time with half a minute and test an almond again
When the skin comes off turn of the heat, scoop all almonds out of the pan and into cold water
Skin all your almonds. Put them on a clean kitchen towel and let them dry
When the almonds are dry put them in a food process and let it run for a couple of minutes into almond flour
The longer you let the food processor run the finer your almond flour will be. Do not over process else it will turn into a paste.
Calories: 506; Fat: 43.9g; Carbs: 18.8g; Protein: 18.5g per 100gram