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Almond flour is all the rage lately. It’s the flour used in macarons and many of my grain free baking recipes. More and more people want to know how to make blanched almond flour in their homes, and I will show you two ways you can do this.

Blanched almond flour is not to be confused with almond meal, which is much grainier and often what you see out in the market place. Good blanched almond flour is the almond flour you want to use for baking. It’s expensive, so I often make my own.

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The two most popular recipes with almond include these grain free Southern Biscuits and this Maple Pecan Cheesecake bars.

I use this flour for macarons and I purchase the almonds in large bag at Costco. It’s much more cost effective, and I can make a little at a time.


How to Make Blanched Almond Flour in a Vitamix

How to Make Blanched Almond Flour by Angela Roberts

Blanch the almonds in boiling water for one minute, no more than that. Rinse in cold water.

Making Blanched Almond Flour by Angela Roberts

The peels will slip off, but this does take about five minutes to do. Be patient.

How to Make Blanched Almond Flour

Dry them on a clean towel for a few hours.

Process in a few food processor, pulsing for about 3 seconds at a time, so as to not make almond butter.


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Process in a Vitamix, pulsing for about 5 seconds at a time on medium speed and then stopping for about 30 seconds. Move the almonds around, making sure to move the almonds from the bottom. This is how I do it; it’s less grainy than the food processor.

How to Make Almond flour for Macarons by ANgela roberts

Keep blanched almond flour in a cool place or refrigerate.

If you are making macarons, you want your flour as fine as possible, as you will need to sift it. I will use a bit of confectioner’s sugar when I’m processing (a tablespoon).

Some of our favorite almond flour recipes

Torta Caprese, an Italian Almond Flour Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free, Keto)

Fluffy Keto Pancakes

Fluffy Pancakes, Low Carb

Grain Free Southern Fluffy Biscuit

Grain Free Stuffing

Almond Flour Keto Tortillas 

Grain Free Tortillas from Spinach Tiger

All Almond Flour Recipes from Spinach Tiger

All Grain Free Baking from Spinach Tiger

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How to Make Blanched Almond Flour

How to Make fine, blanched Almond Flour to use in baked goods.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Flour
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Angela Roberts

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Almonds makes 1 cup flour
  • Food Processor or Vitamix type blender

Instructions

  • Boil almonds for one minute until skins fall off.
  • Rinse in cold water.
  • Dry on a clean towel.
  • If using a food processor, pulse 3 seconds at a time, so as to not make almond butter.
  • Process in a Vitamix, pulsing for about 5 seconds at a time on medium speed and then stopping for about 30 seconds. Move the almonds around, making sure to move the almonds from the bottom. This is how I do it; it's less grainy than the food processor.
  • If using in macarons, you will need the flour very fine and the flour should be sifted.

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