I use Almond Flour in many of my recipes but it is very costly. It made me think, what if I could find a way to make almond flour at home cheaper than what it is sold at the store. The lack of almond flour in my pantry gave the idea to make almond flour at home. I had a huge bag of almonds in my pantry, so I thought to give it a try. I used my high power blender to make almond flour you can also use a food processor if you want. Once you learn my Homemade Almond Flour technique, you will be able to make it yourself and never have to spend extra money again.
I made Chocolate Almond Cookies, using Homemade Almond Flour and they turned out perfectly tasty, crispy and with a great texture. I’ll definitely be using the homemade flour in all my upcoming recipes.
Tips for making your own Almond Flour:
One cup of blanched almonds is equal to about one cup of almond flour.
Only process one cup of almonds at a time, do not blend too much at once would create an uneven texture.
Raw Unsalted Almond they are unprocessed. These are ideal to make almond meal at home. For almond flour you need blanched almonds.
You can blanch your almonds at home or purchase already blanched almonds from the store. Blanched almonds are slightly more expensive.
There is a difference between almond meal and almond flour. If the flour is white then it is blanched. If it has brown pieces (from the skin of the almond) then it is an almond meal.
How to Blanch Almonds?
Blanching your own almonds is more cost-effective than buying from grocery store, and it only takes a few minutes.
1 Place a small pot of water to a boil
2 Place your raw almonds into the boiling water and Let them boil for one minute. Don’t boil for any longer than 60 seconds, don’t let the almonds sit in hot water too long or they will lose their crispness.
3 Drain the almonds immediately in a strainer and rinse them with cold water to cool them.
4 Pat dry and slip the skins off. Use your fingers to gently squeeze the almonds.
5 Once you remove the skins, place almonds on a kitchen towel and let the almonds dry off completely.
6 Now balanced almonds are ready to use in your recipe!
Almond flour can be stored for upto one year. It’s best to stored in a cool, dark place in a well-sealed container. Light and heat are the enemy of oil-rich nuts. Almond flour can also be stored in the freeze.
Super Fine Homemade Almond Flour Now you can easily make most of the baked goods with almond flour. I hope this helps you all create even more almond-flour-based goodies in the future.
Serving Size 1 Cup
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Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.