Glorious gluten free baking
Your search for the perfect flour substitute ends here. Almond flour can meet all your baking needs while boosting nutrition and add exciting flavor to your favorite baked goods.
A single solution
Often, gluten free flour alternatives are complicated mixes of many different types of flour. Almond flour is the one simple ingredient that is easy to use and gets great gluten free baking results.
Savory or sweet
Almond flour has a slightly sweet, buttery taste that enhances any food, course or dish.
A smoother texture
Almond flour is not gritty or dry; it has a smooth, appealing texture, perfect for baking gluten free treats.
Better nutrition, baked in
As a nutrient-rich flour, a 1/4 cup serving of almond flour brings protein (6g), fiber (3.5g), antioxidants and calcium (6% DV) to every creation.
A gluten free pantry’s best friend
Almond flour has so many uses, no gluten-free pantry is complete without it. Here’s how to make the most with it.
Almond flour vs. almond meal
Sometimes, people mistake almond meal for almond flour. Almond meal has a coarser texture and is made from whole almonds ground with the skin on. Most baking recipes call for almond flour, so be cautious when making substitutions.
Where to find it
You’ll find almond flour almost anywhere gluten free products are sold, including natural grocery stores, health food stores or online. If you can’t find it in your local store, ask to be sure you’re not overlooking it. You might find it in the refrigerator, freezer or baking goods sections.
Make your own
You can make your own by grinding whole almonds in a food processor. A good trick is to freeze the almonds first since warm or room-temperature almonds can become almond butter very quickly.
Make it last
Almond flour is perishable, so you’ll want to store it carefully. Place it in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer, where it will keep for several months. Be sure to protect your flour from direct sunlight and moisture.
Nutrient Comparison for Gluten Free Flours
How does almond flour compare to other flours frequently consumed on the Gluten-Free Diet? Check out the power of almond flour on the chart adapted from Gluten-Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide, by Shelley Case, RD.
Click here to download and print the comparison chart for gluten free flour.
Visit our recipe section for a host of tempting, tasty and satisfying gluten free recipes using almond flour.
Good news about almonds and heart health. Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. One serving of almonds (28g) has 13g of unsaturated fat and only 1g of saturated fat.