If you are looking to go grain-free, but don’t want to give up your beloved baked goods, try using almonds — by making them into almond flour or almond meal (yes, all by yourself!). Made from finely ground almonds, this flour alternative is super easy to make. Naturally gluten-free, almond flour is the perfect alternative for those looking to enjoy a satiating and satisfying snack.
1½ cups of Brandless Raw Almonds
- Place raw almonds, ¼ cup at a time, in a food processor and pulse on low.
- Once you have reached a flour-like consistency, add an additional ¼ cup of almonds and repeat until you have pulsed the entire 1½ cups of raw almonds.
- Place any remaining almond chunks back into the food processor and pulse until all of the almonds have been transformed into almond flour.
- Extra moisture from almond flour may make baked goods more susceptible to mold and spoilage, so store almond flour in a reusable container and place in the refrigerator for up to 6-9 months. Freezing your almond flour may extend the shelf life even further.
Note: Since almond flour contains more moisture than all-purpose flour, a greater quantity is needed when using it as a replacement for other flours in recipes. Generally ¾ cup of all-purpose flour is equivalent to about 1½ cups of almond flour.