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How to Make Almond Flour

4.48 from 19 votes
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.
Almond flour add moistness and riches to cakes, cookie and cupcakes. Find how to make Almond Flour here.

Hi Bold Bakers!

Welcome to the third installment of my Bold Baking Boot Camp. This week we are making our own Gluten Free Flours including how to make Almond Flour, Oat Flour, and Chickpea FlourLast week, I shared a Sugar Substitutes Chart and the week before I shared my Weight Conversion Chart

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. They give great texture and flavor to your cakes, cookies and recipes in general. 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, etc. However because of their different texture and density you generally don’t substitute a gluten free flour for the same amount of a 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.

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 the recipe you are making.

Almond flour add moistness and riches to cakes, cookie and cupcakes. Find how to make Almond Flour here.

Learn how to make more gluten free flours including Oat Flour and Chickpea Flour. And stay tuned for next week when I’ll 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.

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Gemma's How to Make Almond Flour

4.48 from 19 votes
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.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
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.
Author: Gemma Stafford

Ingredients

  • Whole raw almonds , unsalted and not roasted

Instructions

  • Using a high powered blender blend the almonds for roughly 1-2 minutes until fine and powdery. Take care not to overblend 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
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Neenu Mary
1 month 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.

Kate
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Kate
2 months ago

Hello ,

I have gluten free white flour instead of almond flour. Can they be used as a 1 : 1 ratio ?

Thank you !

Missycat64
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Missycat64
4 months ago

Hi, can I just use shop bought ground almonds and use that instead of almond flour? If yes, would it be 1.1? Thanku

Amanda
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Amanda
5 months ago

Could I use a food processor for this?

Samantha Stokes
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Samantha Stokes
5 months ago

Would I be able to use a hand blender by any chance

Lochleen van Schalkwyk
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Lochleen van Schalkwyk
7 months 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

Nancy Paget
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Nancy Paget
8 months ago

Would I be able to use a ninja blender to make the almond flour??

Angeline Anderson
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Angeline Anderson
8 months ago

Hello, Gemma! I actually like your recipes a lot and I tried some of them. I just wanted to ask: why do we have to use almond flour for macarons? And if I used normal all-purpose flour instead of almond flour for macarons, what is going to change? And will it have an effect on the taste?
Thank you for these recipes! ;D

Member
9 months ago

Hi Gemma,
so I have an older style blender, not flat bottomed. I tried to grind up some almonds but they got cakey before they were ground fine enough to be used in recipes. I tried, for the heck of it, to use my food processor too, just pulsing a few times. The mixer still got caked on.
Is there some way to dry out almonds or is there just regular oils released causing the nuts to not grind up more? Maybe I need a better blender, like a Vita-Mix.

Alberto Salazar
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Alberto Salazar
10 months ago

I have question. Is there a specific reason you specify the nuts not be roasted, or that simply because theyre more often found raw rather then roasted? Do you know if the end product would differ if nuts are roasted, aside from flavor?

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