How to Make Blanched Almond Flour with Video
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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.
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
Blanch the almonds in boiling water for one minute, no more than that. Rinse in cold water.
The peels will slip off, but this does take about five minutes to do. Be patient.
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.
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.
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)
Grain Free Southern Fluffy Biscuit
All Almond Flour Recipes from Spinach Tiger
All Grain Free Baking from Spinach Tiger
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How to Make Blanched Almond Flour
- 1 cup Almonds makes 1 cup flour
- Food Processor or Vitamix type blender
- 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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Thank you for this great recipe! I made it today and it was super simple!
Another lesson learned. Thanks!
Very interesting, I thought almond meal was the same, thanks for clearing the air, so to speak.
I like to make my own almond flour too. Thanks for sharing this, Angela.
That’s great that you make your own almond flour, now we can too. Great post Angela, thanks for sharing!