Almond Flour

Blanched almond flour is something like a paleo bakers dream come true.  Most people will tell you that coconut flour is a better choice nutritionally, because heating nut oils isn’t all that desirable.  This is true.  But as far as creating baked goods that you can serve to your family and friends and get showered with compliments and then watch the shock on their faces when they discover it’s gluten-free and grain-free? Almond flour is your new best friend.

Buying almond flour online is the way to go.  While you will pay around $12/pound in stores, if you order from Honeyville it will only cost $4-$6/pound.

You can buy it in stores.  Trader Joes even has it for way cheaper than you’ll find elsewhere.  But it’s definitely almond meal, not flour, and doesn’t work as well in all recipes.

3 Responses to Almond Flour

  1. Sara says:

    I picked up almond flour and coconut flour last night, can’t wait to experiment with the two and your recipes:)

  2. Alina says:

    Hi Simone,
    Do you worry that heating up almond flour is going to render the oils in it rancid? I read somewhere that it is the case. Therefore I try to avoid cooking with almond flour. What do you think?
    Thank you.

    • zenbellyblog says:

      Hi Alina,

      Heating nuts or nut oils does pose that risk. However, as a once in a while treat, I don’t worry too much about it, especially considering I don’t ever consume rancid oils in the form of processed foods or candy…

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