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How to Make Almond Flour

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Easily learn how to make Almond Flour. Whether you eat gluten-free or not, almond flour adds a lovely taste and texture to your baking recipes.
A mound of gluten-free almond flour.

Hi Bold Bakers!

Welcome to the third installment of my Bold Baking Boot Camp, where I’ll show you how to make your own Gluten-Free Flours including how to make Almond Flour, Oat Flour, and Chickpea Flour. Plus, to round out all of the alternative baking methods and recipes I’m sharing, check out my Sugar Substitutes Chart, and my Weight Conversion Chart

Is almond flour gluten-free? Yes, but you don’t have to eat gluten-free to use nut and oat flours in baking. They are a very common ingredient in today’s world!

Not only are almonds pretty cheap to come by (roughly $0.50 cheaper per pound than the flour), they give great texture and flavor to your cakes, cookies, and recipes in general. In total, I’m going to show you how to make 3 of the most popular gluten-free flours with ease and tell you how you can substitute them.

Important Note: All of the flours I’m going to show you can replace regular white flour in recipes like cakes, cookies, crepes, cupcakes, regular pancakes, etc. However, because of their different texture and density, you generally don’t substitute gluten-free flour for the same amount of nut flour, 1:1.

Gluten-free flours aren’t generally as fine as regular white flours so they will absorb liquids differently and that’s why you will use less flour to counter that.

Is Almond Meal The Same As Almond Flour?

For our intents and purposes, the two are the same. Almond meal is ground-up almonds with their shells on, while some almond flour recipes call for blended blanched almonds (which are just almonds with their shells removed).

However, the distinction is small since the meal and flour are practically interchangeable aside from the texture and color. Our recipe uses almond meal as the flour since the meal is actually better for baking.

A pile of almond flour, which adds moistness and riches to cakes, cookie and cupcakes.

How Many Carbs Is Almond Flour Substitute?

This recipe is not only cheaper than most alternatives, but it’s also incredibly nutritious! In fact, every 1/4 cup only has 3 net carbs. To put that in perspective, in the same 1/4 cup, there are around 19 net carbs. And in cornstarch, you’d likely find roughly 29 net carbs.

What You’ll Need To Make Almond Flour

Most nut flour recipes are incredibly easy to make, and this great recipe is no exception — you can get it all done in under 30 minutes. Here’s everything you’ll need to make it yourself:

  • Blender
  • Sieve
  • Container to Store the Flour In

How To Make Almond Flour

With those tools assembled, here’s the three-step process for creating your very own flour that you can use whenever. And don’t forget the full recipe, with measurements, down below.

  1. Blend the nuts in a high-power blender until fine and powdery.
  2. Once you’ve got a fine ground, sieve the almonds to remove any leftover lumps or nuts.
  3. Store in an airtight container. You can also store it in the fridge if you’d like to keep it fresh.

How To Substitute Almond Flour

You can substitute 1 cup of regular white flour for roughly 1/3 -1/2 cup almond flour (aka almond meal). I say roughly because it really depends on what the recipe calls for.

But once you’ve gotten the hang of the substitution ratio, you can use this gluten-free flour for things like this keto-friendly bread recipe, almond flour cake, and almond flour banana bread to name a few.

Want to make a traditional pancake using almond flour? Then check out my delicious gluten-free pancake recipe. And if you’re looking to whip out the baking sheet with parchment paper and make almond flour cookies, try this keto sugar cookie recipe or our coconut chocolate chip cookies recipe.

If you’re looking for something different, you can also learn how to make more gluten-free flours including Oat Flour and Chickpea Flour. And I’ll even show you how to make Dairy Free Milks. In case you missed previous episodes, you can get a Sugar Substitute Chart and a Weight Conversion Chart.

Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making Flour Out Of Almonds

  • Don’t overmix the nuts in the blender. If you over blend, you run the risk of releasing the almonds oils and making almond butter — which is delicious, granted, but not what you’re trying to make.
  • As mentioned before, make sure to be mindful of the ratio from regular flour to this flour substitute. For every 2 or 3 cups of flour, you’ll want to use just 1 cup of this recipe.


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How to Make Almond Flour

4.64 from 41 votes
Easily learn how to make my Almond Flour recipe. Whether you eat gluten-free or not, almond flour adds a lovely taste and texture to your baking recipes.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Easily learn how to make my Almond Flour recipe. Whether you eat gluten-free or not, almond flour adds a lovely taste and texture to your baking recipes.
Author: Gemma Stafford


  • Whole raw almonds (unsalted and not roasted)


  • Using a high-powered blender blend the almonds for roughly 1-2 minutes until fine and powdery. Take care to not over blend or the nuts will start to release their oils and you will end up with nut butter.
  • Sieve the almonds to remove any lumps of nuts. You can save the bigger pieces to snack on or add to smoothies.
  • Store in a labeled airtight container for 8 weeks or even in the fridge to keep them fresher for longer.



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Neenu Mary
Neenu Mary
1 year ago

Hello Gemma,
May I know if I could use this recipe to make almond flour for macarons?
Or do i have to use blanched almonds for it?

Thank You.

Lochleen van Schalkwyk
Lochleen van Schalkwyk
2 years ago

Hi I just want to say that I actually soak the almonds overnight and when I then blend it I pour the mixture through a cheese cloth – so then I have almond milk and the “powder ” that stays behind I then smooth out on a baking tray and leave it to dry – so then I use that “flour” to mix with other goodies. I havent tried baking ONLY with that but I might as well

1 year ago

Hi gemma! Just wanted to know, to make nut butters, is it possible to start blending the nuts from the nut flour stage, instead of whole nuts?? Does it make any difference? Thanks:))

1 month ago

What make and model of blender do you use?

The Mimi
1 month ago

It is so amazing how you read my mind, love! I had just purchased a large bag of dates when you posted the sticky pudding recipe, and now I just received my bag of raw almonds when I saw this! Thanks!!! Now I just need a mug rice pudding recipe please!😉

Dawa Dakpa
Dawa Dakpa
3 months ago

Can we make macarons with that Almon flour

Divita Nandgaonkar
Divita Nandgaonkar
6 months ago

Hi Gemma,
I wanted to know if i can make this flour using blanched almonds and then use it for your french macarons recipe. will it work that way?

6 months ago

Can a food processor be used instead of a blender?

6 months ago

Can you use unsalted but roasted almonds instead of raw almonds? Can the leftover bits after sieving be used in cakes or bread?

7 months ago

Hi Gemma, I tried to make Soy-pulp flour. Do you know any recipe works with the flour?

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