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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.
Course pantry staple
Cuisine American
Keyword almond flour
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 168kcal
Author Dr Chichi of chichiuguru.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole almonds or almond slivers

Instructions

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

Notes