How to make Almond Flour at home
If you are following a low carb / Ketogenic way of life almond flour will definitely be your pantry staple. It is a gluten free alternative to white flours or other flours rich in gluten.
Dr Chichi of chichiuguru.com
whole almonds or almond slivers
For almond meal
If using whole almond break them up by crushing them into smaller bits
Place the almonds on tray in a single layer and Sun dry for about an hour. Alternatively You can dry in the oven on ow heat For about 1 hour.
Grind in a coffee grinder or food processor with the pulse setting. Pulsing 3 or 4 times per batch. Be careful not to grind for too long otherwise you will be making some almond butter.
Transfer ground almonds to a bowl and repeat process till all the almonds are used up.
Sieve the almond to get a finer texture then repeat pulsing process for the particles left after sieving. Use immediately or store in the freezer.
For blanched almond flour
Bring 3 cups of water to a boil
Pour the almonds into the boiling water turn off heat and Allow to blanch for 30 secs.
Drain with a sieve, then run cold water over the almonds
Then peel the almonds. It comes off easily
Transfer the blanched almonds to a paper towel lined colander to further absorb moisture.
Lay the blanched almonds on single layer on a baking sheet. Allow to air dry overnight or sun dry for about 1 hr 15 mins
Or you dry in the oven at 170 for I hr 30 mins
When the almonds are completely dry
Grind in small quantities like we did with the almond meal. Be careful not to make almond. Butter.
Sieve and regrind like we did above.
Store in an airtight container in the freezer