As a gluten free baker, almond flour is a staple in my pantry! I go through more bags than I care to admit, which is unfortunate because almond flour can be quite pricey!
It’s more popular now than ever due to it versatility and ability to add moisture and structure to baked goods. From macarons, muffins, cookies and more, this is a versatile flour I definitely recommend experimenting with!
Almond Flour vs. Almond Meal
Fine almond flour is made from blanched almonds without the skin, which results in a very fine flour. On the other hand, almond meal is made with whole almonds with the skin, so it has a much more grainy texture.
Some recipes are more forgiving than others so you can use them interchangeably, but general speaking, if a recipe calls for one, you don’t want to swap for the other.
Using fine blanched almond flour helps keep recipes light and fluffy, but in things like cookies, you can often safely use almond meal since they’re a bit more forgiving.
Swapping for Regular Flour
Almond flour works very differently than any other kind of flour and I don’t recommend swapping regular all purpose flour for almond flour.
Almond flour does not contain gluten, so generally, you want to use a recipe that specifically calls for almond flour if you’re looking to bake with it!
If you’re like me and go through a bag of almond flour in a short time, you can safely store it in your pantry at room temperature. Otherwise, you can store it in the fridge since its high fat content can cause it to go rancid pretty quickly.
Almond flour is naturally gluten free, and of course grain free, so it’s perfect for anyone looking to experiment with more grain free baking. It’s much lower in carbs than other flours, so it’s keto friendly and can be used in a variety of baked goods.
1) Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins
One of my favorite almond flour recipes! These blueberry muffins are light, fluffy and perfect for a quick snack or breakfast.
2) Almond Flour Chocolate Cake
Rich, chocolatey, moist and spongey, this almond flour cake is bound to impress! You’ll never guess it’s paleo, grain free, or refined sugar free when you take your first bite.
3) Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies taste just like the classic, but they’re completely grain free and made in one bowl! Perfectly chewy with the perfect first bite crunch.
4) Almond Flour Pancakes
Start your day right with a tall stack of grain free pancakes. I love topping these with coconut yogurt, blueberries and lots of maple syrup.
5) Grain Free Brownies
One of my most popular almond flour recipes yet- and for good reason! These brownies are moist and have a gorgeous shiny crust like the classic!
6) Paleo Banana Muffins
Muffins are the best because they’re kind of like a healthy cupcake that you get to eat for breakfast!
7) Almond Flour Waffles
Crispy with a perfectly fluffy inside, these almond flour waffles are vegan, grain free and paleo! Loved by kids and adults, these are a weekend staple.
8) Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft, fluffy, made in one bowl, and undetectably gluten (and grain!) free, these vegan chocolate cookies are the ultimate way to satisfy your late night sweet tooth.
9) Healthy Homemade Twix Bars
With an almond flour shortbread crust, salted caramel filling and coated in an easy chocolate sauce, these homemade twix are the perfect way to satisfy a chocolate craving!
10) Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake
Cake, made in a mug! This chocolate mug cake is made with a base of almond flour and *literally* takes one minute to make!
11) Paleo Banana Bread
This healthy, super moist, paleo banana bread recipe is delicious and easy to make – it only takes one bowl! It’s gluten-free, grain-free and dairy-free.
12) Gluten Free Lemon Bars
These Gluten-Free Lemon Bars are made with an almond cookie crust and topped off with an easy to make super lemony topping! These bars are perfect for a fresh summer dessert.
13) Healthy Edible Cookie Dough
Even though technically all vegan cookie dough is edible, this healthier version is made with almond flour for lots of healthy fats and and even has three flavor possibilities!
14) Gluten Free Blondies
These chocolate chip gluten free blondies are made in one bowl, no mixer required, and incredibly soft, chewy with a gooey center. They’re completely paleo and the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth!