Looking to go off grains, but don’t want to forego your beloved baked goods? Almond flour is enjoying a surge in popularity, thanks in part to low-carbohydrate diet trends. Naturally gluten-free, almond flour is the perfect alternative for those looking to enjoy a satiating and satisfying snack. But commercially-produced nut flour isn’t cheap – unless you make it yourself. Learn how with Green Prophet’s super easy one ingredient recipe.
A quarter cup of almond flour contains 12 grams of fat, 5 grams of protein, and just 2 grams of net carbs, making it one of the best alternatives carb-laden wheat flour.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
INGREDIENT: 1½ cups of raw almonds (preferrable, organic and fair-trade)
- Place raw almonds, ¼ cup at a time, in a food processor. Pulse on low speed.
- Once you reach a flour-like consistency, add an additional ¼ cup of almonds.
- Repeat until you have pulsed all almonds. Remove flour from processor, return any nut chunks to the processor for additional pulsing.
- Store almond flour in a lidded glass jar or reusable container in the refrigerator. Properly stored flour has a shelf life of 6 months. Flour can also be frozen for later use.
Find excellent vegan, gluten-free, keto, or traditional recipes specific for almond flour online, and for free. A particularly good source is healthy food blog Ambitious Kitchen, link here, and the Good For You Gluten Free website, link here.
And if you want to go completely nuts, wash down your almond-based baked treats with a refreshing lactose-free almond milk drink. Green Prophet Miriam Kresh tells you how link here.
Image of almond flour from Good For You Gluten Free website