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Easy Almond Flour Baking Mix Recipe

4.67 from 3 votes
Make our 2-Ingredient Almond Flour Baking Mix and you will turn your favorite recipes gluten-free with great textures and wonderful flavors.
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WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE: With our Easy Almond Flour Baking Mix Recipe, it’s a snap to make ANY non-yeast recipes gluten-free! When you have this natural ingredients baking mix on hand, you’ll never have to fret over which expensive store-bought gluten-free baking mix to buy, and you’ll be confident about transforming baked goods into a gluten-free version that will taste great.

  • In this clever baking mix, the almond flour provides bulk and tenderness, while tapioca flour provides structure.
  • Together, they create a simple but effective and delicious alternative to wheat flour.

You’ll enjoy this baking mix even if you’re not avoiding gluten. Our Almond Flour Baking Mix Recipe is a natural fit in many upcoming delicious recipes, such as the Almond Flour Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe, stay tuned for more!

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Almond Flour Baking Mix

What is Easy Almond Flour Baking Mix Recipe?

  • This mix is a gluten-free corn-free flour alternative made from simple ingredients: ground, blanched almonds and tapioca flour (also called tapioca starch). These two complementary ingredients work together to mimic the texture, structure, and properties of wheat flour. It’s also plant-based, paleo-friendly, and corn-free!
    • Using almond flour alone as a replacement for all-purpose flour would yield denser, heavier baked goods. And on its own, tapioca flour does not have the structure to stand in for wheat flour. But when paired, almond flour and tapioca flour bring moisture, chew, tenderness, and flavor, plus protein and healthy fat!
    • There is twice as much almond flour as tapioca flour in this grain-free mix, providing the correct structure and moisture for baking.
  • Research on and treatment of Celiac Disease and recognition of gluten sensitivity grew in the late 20th century. Companies began developing gluten-free products, including baking mixes. In search of real food healthful choices and options to commercial mixes with preservatives, home bakers are making gluten-free products on their own.
  • Our baking mix is the perfect versatile base for all your favorite baked nutritious foods and treats, including waffles, pancakes (you can even make your own pancake or waffle mix!), a quick bread loaf, and delicious desserts.

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Key Ingredients and Why

  • Almond flour

    • Almond flour has a mildly nutty flavor and adds heartiness to baked goods. It’s made from blanched almonds, which are simply almonds with their skin removed.
    • The natural oils in almond flour give baked goods added moisture.
    • Each serving of almond flour has six grams of protein, fiber, and it’s nutrient-rich, with iron and calcium.
    • How to Make Almond Flour shows you how to make your own quickly and easily.
  • Tapioca flour

    • Tapioca flour has a neutral taste, making it an easy fit with a range of flavors.
    • It gives baked goods a smooth, slightly chewy texture.
    • Because it’s starchy, tapioca flour naturally binds ingredients together.

How to Make Easy Almond Flour Baking Mix

  • Whisk together the almond flour and tapioca flour until evenly combined.

Can I Make Easy Almond Flour Baking Mix Recipe in Advance?

Yes, you can make Easy Almond Flour Baking Mix in advance.

  • Mix it up and store it in an airtight container at room temperature for two weeks or in the fridge for four months.

How to Store Almond Flour Baking Mix Recipe

Store the baking mix in an airtight container. This not only extends the mix’s shelf life but also prevents clumping.

At room temperature:

  • If you’re storing the mix in a cabinet, choose a cool, dark spot. It will keep at room temperature for two weeks.

In the fridge:

  • Storing this gluten-free mix in the refrigerator will extend the shelf life to four months.

In the freezer:

  • For long-term storage, you can also freeze this baking mix for six months. Seal it in an airtight container or a heavy-duty freezer bag, and thaw overnight in the fridge before using.

FAQs

  • I have a nut allergy. What’s another gluten-free flour I can use?

  • I see xanthan gum in many gluten-free baking mixes. Do I need to use it?

    • Xanthan gum is a binding agent that mimics the gluten in wheat flour that acts as a thickener.
    • If you find that your gluten-free baked goods are too crumbly, you can experiment with using 1/2 teaspoon to 2 teaspoons of xanthan gum for every cup of the baking mix. Check out our Guide to the Best Gluten-Free Flours for more information.
    • Other thickening options include flax meal (ground flax).

Recipes made with Almond Flour Baking Mix: Almond Flour Cinnamon Raisin Cookies, Almond Flour Banana Bread, Almond Flour Cake and Cupcakes

Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips

  • When using this blend to replace wheat flour, replace it by volume, not weight. Almond flour weighs less than wheat flour but if you replace it by weight you will have too much almond flour in your recipe.
  • You cannot replace the tapioca flour with corn flour in this blend. Corn flour will not add the necessary structure and will make your baked goods too tender and crumbly.
  • Be sure to use fine, blanched almond flour for this recipe and not almond meal, which is almonds ground with their skins on.
  • When mixing this blend, passing the flours through a sieve a few times can be helpful to ensure even mixing.
  • Unless you bake frequently, store this flour blend in an airtight container in the refrigerator to maintain freshness.

More Almond Flour Recipes

Easy Almond Flour Baking Mix Recipe

4.67 from 3 votes
Make our 2-Ingredient Almond Flour Baking Mix and you will turn your favorite recipes gluten-free with great textures and wonderful flavors.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 6 cups
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Make our 2-Ingredient Almond Flour Baking Mix and you will turn your favorite recipes gluten-free with great textures and wonderful flavors.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 6 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (16 oz/450 g) almond flour
  • 2 cups (8 oz/225 g) tapioca flour

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond and tapioca flours until evenly combined. Use as a 1:1 replacement for all-purpose flour in your baking.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 weeks or up to 4 months in the fridge.
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Anggita D. Kirana
Anggita D. Kirana
1 day ago

Hi Gemma, can I use this recipe for my brownies? (as a substitute for all-purpose flour)

Nancy M
Nancy M
1 month ago

For those on Keto, please be advised that tapioca flour or starch is high carb, and not usually used for Keto recipes. Those who are not on that diet but need a gluten-free option for flour, this should be excellent.

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