These almond flour recipes are about to change your baking game! Whether you are a novice baker, follow a low carb diet, or want to play around with a different flour, almond flour is a fantastic option to use in your baking! 20 of the most foolproof and delicious recipes, along with tips on making your own homemade almond meal!
Since starting a low carb and gluten free diet, almond flour has been one of my most used ingredients.
What is almond flour?
Almond flour is, as the name suggests, a type of flour that is made up of finely ground almonds. It’s a popular flour used in keto, low carb, and grain free diets, and perfect for those who are celiac.
Almond meal VS Almond Flour
Almond meal and almond flour are both derived from almonds, but have a key difference- the skins!
The former is made up of finely ground almonds with their skins intact, whereas almond flour has the skins removed. It’s also commonly referred to as blanched almond flour. Compared to almond meal, almond flour has a lighter color and finer texture and is far more superior to use in baked goods.
Almond Flour Carbs
Everyone’s carbs needs are different, and compared to other flours, almond flour IS low carb.
Per 1/4 cup serving (28 grams), there are just 5 grams of carbs.
Is almond flour healthy?
Everyone’s definition of health is different. Nutritionally speaking, almond flour has a very impressive profile.
Each 1/4 cup serving contains 6 grams of protein and over 6 grams of fiber. As it is based solely on almonds, it also has plenty of healthy fats.
Storing and freezing almond flour
Did you know almond flour is best stored in the refrigerator or freezer? This keeps it fresh while also extending the use by date considerably!
- To store: Place almond flour in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.
- To freeze: Leftover almond flour can be stored in the freezer in a ziplock bag for up to 12 months.
What to make with almond flour
Baking with almond flour can truly transform cakes, cookies, muffins, and other baked goods out there. The higher fat content naturally makes baked goods moist and tender. It adds a very mild sweetness and richness to recipes, without being overpowering. Another bonus of using almond flour in recipes is that it naturally extends shelf life, too!
Here are the best almond flour dessert recipes you NEED to make right now. The recipes are simple, delicious, and easy to make, so whether you are a novice baker or on the advanced level, there will be something delicious to tickle your taste buds!
This almond flour cake is a simple and light cake made with just 4 ingredients! It’s topped with slivered almonds and powdered sugar, and is perfect to serve with a cup of coffee or tea!
This almond flour chocolate cake is the kind of cake you can make for any celebration or event and EVERYONE will be a fan. It’s moist and tender and has a rich chocolate flavor. Layer it with some keto chocolate frosting for the ultimate dessert.
Made and loved by thousands of people, these almond flour cookies are the number one recipe to make if you only make one almond flour dessert. You need just 5 ingredients to make them and they are perfectly crisp around the edges, with soft and chewy middles.
A versatile and delicious baked good, these almond flour muffins are perfectly light and fluffy. They can be customized with your favorite mix-ins, like blueberries (to make blueberry muffins) or some sneaky chocolate chips.
Perfect for the holiday season, almond flour biscotti should be a staple. It’s studded with pistachios and cranberries, and they keep for months!
Light and fluffy almond flour pancakes. They may be low in carbs but they turn out perfect every single time. Serve them simply with a drizzle of keto maple syrup on top.
Extra fudgy and gooey almond flour brownies made in just one bowl. Like my flourless brownies, these taste like boxed mix brownies and have those gorgeous crinkle tops.
I made these almond flour cupcakes for a friend’s birthday who is celiac, and no one there believed me that they were gluten free- They tasted like classic chocolate cupcakes. They are easy to make and need just a handful of ingredients!
Almond flour banana pancakes are like your classic banana pancakes but so much better! If you love my flourless banana pancakes, you will love these ones even more. Why? They are even more soft and moist in the middle and have golden edges!
This almond flour zucchini bread is a sneaky way to hide some veggies in your baked goods, without sacrificing taste. I love enjoying a slice of this bread with an iced coffee for an afternoon pick me up.
I may enjoy healthy banana bread and flourless banana bread but you must try this almond flour banana bread! It’s moist in the middle and has a tender crumb, it’s easily one of the best gluten free banana bread recipes out there!
Perfectly light and tender almond flour banana muffins. They use just one bowl and take less than 20 minutes to make.
As someone who loves peanut butter, these almond flour peanut butter cookies are like perfection. Unlike my keto peanut butter cookies, adding almond flour gives them a more sturdy and buttery texture!
Almond flour oatmeal cookies are perfectly soft, chewy, and studded with chocolate chips. Pack one in your child’s lunchbox for a fun treat!
Frequently Asked Questions
Almond flour is 100% gluten free and suitable for those who are celiac and/or follow a gluten free diet.
Almond meal is ground almonds with their skin intact, whereas almond flour is finely ground up almonds with their skins removed.
Depending on what recipe you are making, you can sometimes replace the regular or all-purpose flour with almond flour.
Baked goods that use almond flour will have less rise but will have a more tender crumb. Cookies will be even more buttery and spread a little more.
Recipes that call for yeast will be moister and more tender, however, it’s not recommended for chewy or crusty bread or a traditional pizza crust.
Almond flour is keto friendly. Per 1/4 cup serving, there are just 5 grams of carbs.
20 Foolproof Almond Flour Recipes
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- Add your almonds into a food processor or high speed blender and pulse for 1-2 minutes, regularly scraping down the sides. Continue blending in 20-second spurts until a fine consisency remains.
- Transfer the almond flour into an airtight container until ready to use.