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What Can You Bake With Almond Flour?

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The real question is: What can’t you bake with almond flour?

Almond flour, also called almond meal, is a low-carb, gluten-free baking alternative to standard wheat flour. Nearly everything you can bake with wheat flour, you can bake with almond flour. It has a flavorfully nutty taste that works well in both sweet and savory items.

Because almond flour is made of finely ground almonds and nothing more, you’ll find the same health benefits in the flour as in the almonds. Almond flour is high in protein and low in carbohydrates and sugar, which makes it appealing for customers on low-carb diets. Almonds have been associated with lower cholesterol and reduced risk of heart disease because of their monounsaturated fat and high levels of vitamin E. In addition, almond flour contains high amounts of calcium, iron, and dietary fiber, nutrients that people with gluten-free diets sometimes lack, as well as many other minerals.

Here are five of our favorite recipes that use almond flour:

  1. French Macarons: These meringue sandwich cookies are gaining popularity in the U.S. Add your favorite filling!
  2. Multi-”Grain” Crackers: This protein-packed cracker is gluten-free.
  3. Almond Crusted Salmon: Lime, basil, and vidalia onion make this dish extra flavorful.
  4. Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies: Amazingly, these treats are gluten-free and low in sugar!
  5. Cinnamon Rolls: Walnuts and currants give these rolls a satisfying texture.
Find even more almond flour recipes at Elana’s Pantry and on the Nuts.com Almond Flour product page!
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4 Responses to “What Can You Bake With Almond Flour?”

  1. followyourbliss8@gmail.com' Jess

    My husband and I made up this recipe a couple weeks ago. My son calls them his “magic” cookies. ;-) They are my new favorite cookie and recipe for almond flour. Enjoy!

    Praline Shortbread Cookies

    1c coconut oil
    2.5c almond flour
    1/2c pure maple syrup
    1tsp blackstrap molasses
    1/4tsp almond flavor
    1tsp vanilla flavor
    1/2tsp baking soda
    1/4tsp cinammon powder
    1/4tsp sea salt

    Mix all ingredients in vitamix and place in freezer for approx. 10 mins. While in freezer, make topping.

    Topping:
    1dz khadwari dates
    1/3c nuts
    2tbs pure maple syrup

    Mix in vitamix (chunky)

    Preheat oven to 350. Form cookies and apply topping. Bake for approx. 15 mins. Makes approx. 2dz cookies.

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    • The Nutty Scoop

      Jess, those cookies sound magical, indeed! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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  2. Shieldmaiden1196@gmail.com' Kimberly Robinson

    I ‘oven bake’ fish in the oven, first dipping the fillets in an egg wash, then dredging them in a mixture of almond flour, fresh ground pepper, and parmesan cheese. I spritz them with olive oil and bake them until the fish flakes easily. Yum!

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