Blanched Almond Flour

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Learn how to make almond flour and stop buying expensive packaged grocery store varieties! All you need is one ingredient and a sturdy food processor!  

blanched almond flour

Blanched Almond Flour 

I love making my own pantry staples from scratch, including condensed milk, sugar free chocolate chips, and blanched almond flour. 

Ever since I started following a keto diet, I’ve found myself quite limited with what I have to work with, especially when it came to baking. As someone who loves experimenting in the kitchen, I was accustomed to various flours, sugars, and sweeteners. However, the key diet restricts many of the common used ones, and I had to make some significant changes. Instead, I started using keto approved flours, the most popular one being almond flour.

What is blanched almond flour?

Contrary to its name, almond flour isn’t actually flour. It is finely ground up almonds which produce a superfine texture. While it is often made with whole almonds (often called almond meal or standard almond flour), this isn’t what is best to use in recipes. Instead, they use what is called blanched almond flour. 

Blanched VS Unblanched almond flour 

Almond flour and blanched almond flour are not the same. Here is a breakdown of the two. 

  • Blanched almond flour– Ground up almonds with the peels/skins removed. The blanched variety is light in color and is best used for cakes, muffins, and recipes where you want NO almond flavor whatsoever. 
  • Almond meal/flour– Almond meal is the ground almonds with their peels intact. Almond flour is darker in color, often speckled with a mix of white and dark. It’s best for gluten free breads and cookies. 

Now, I’ve been meaning to share a blanched almond flour recipe for quite some time. It’s been a game changer in terms of cutting my grocery bill down, and it literally takes seconds to make. For all of you who’ve been afraid to try a homemade version, you have nothing to fear. All you need is one ingredient (blanched almonds!) and a high speed blender or food processor!

Several of my friends who also follow a gluten free and grain free diet have all started making their own too, and LOVE how much money they have been saving!

How do make blanched almond flour?

The Ingredients

  • Blanched OR raw almonds– If you want to make generic almond flour, you can use whole, unsalted almonds. If you want to make blanched or super fine almond flour, use blanched almonds. If you can’t find blanched almonds, you can use chopped, slivered, or flakes almonds. These are both already packaged without their skins. 

The Instructions

In a high speed blender (with ice blending capabilities) or in a food processor, add your almonds. Blend very well, until a powdery texture remains. Stop and start the blender/food processor several times, to shake it all up to make sure all the almonds are well blended. Be sure not to over blend, otherwise, you will start making almond butter

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Can I blanch my own almonds? 

If you can’t find almonds with their skins removed, you can easily do so at home.

To blanch almonds, place them in a mixing bowl and cover with boiling water. Let it sit for around a minute, before removing the liquid. Next, strain the almonds and place them on a damp towel. Rub the almonds to loosen their skin.

Now, rub the almonds until the skins peel off, before letting them dry out completely. 

Storing and freezing tips

  • To store: This almond flour can be stored at room temperature, in a sealed container ort jar. It will keep well for 6 months. Any longer and the flour will begin to clump up and become thick. 
  • To freeze: Place the flour in a ziplock bag and store in the freezer for up to 6 months. 

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blanched almond flour

Blanched Almond Flour

5 from 55 votes
Easily make your own blanched almond flour made with just 1 ingredient and a food processor!
Servings: 4 1/4 cup servings
Prep: 1 min
Cook: 1 min
Total: 2 mins

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup blanched almonds

Instructions 

  • In a high speed blender or food processor, add your blanched almonds and blend very well, until a superfine powder remains. Shake the flour and blend once more, to ensure it is completely blended.
  • Transfer your flour into a sealable container or jar.

Notes

TO STORE: Just like any other flours or baking staples, blanched almond flour can be stored at room temperature, in a sealed container. They will keep well for 6 months. Any longer and the flour will begin to clump up and become thick. 
TO FREEZE: Place the flour in a ziplock bag and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 184kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 7gFat: 16gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 206mgFiber: 3gCalcium: 74mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 3g
Course: Kitchen Staple
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    Hi Arman,
    I follow keto and love your recipes and tips.
    You give me lots of ideas to make following keto easier.
    Thank you very much!

  2. I was wondering if I have a tree nut allergy ( coconut products seem to be ok) what can I use instead of almond flour? Your recipes look wonderful but need to exchange the almond flours.

  3. I just love your recipes and the huge variety of dishes and deserts. Have you published a book with all these wonderful recipes that I can purchase? If not, you really should. I’m sure it would be a bestseller for all the keto dieters.

  4. I’m new to using almond flour and love the idea of making my own. I’d like to have an idea of how much almond flour I will be making so I can be sure to have proper storage for it. Can you please tell me how much almond flour will be created using your recipe if I use one pound of almonds?