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The Best Almond Flour

By Lara DeHaven

Honeyville Almond Flour

Whether you eat gluten-free, avoid carbohydrates on a high protein diet, or are simply an adventurous cook, I bet that you have cooked with almond flour.  The recipes in my cookbook, Texas Homesteader Wheat-Free Cookbook, depend on almond flour.  But as I found out while experimenting for my cookbook, not all almond flours are created equal.

On the gluten-free aisle in your grocery store, you are inundated with different flours.  From garbanzo beans to potato starch, the choices can make your head spin, especially if you were only familiar with refined white flour and whole wheat flour before.

Almond flour is high in protein, low in carbohydrates, and high in fiber.  Almonds are also high in copper, iron, and vitamins.  To read more about the health benefits of almonds, click here.

Some companies use the term almond flour and almond meal interchangeably, but there is a difference.  Almond flour is made from grinding blanched almonds without their skins while almond meal is made from grinding the whole sweet almond.  The consistency is the difference.  Almond flour is more like flour while almond meal is more like corn meal.  If you bake much, you know that consistency and texture matters.

In my baking and in my gluten-free recipes, I use almond flour.  I do a lot of baking; therefore, I order it in bulk.  In fact I order as much as I can afford.  The more you order, the cheaper it costs you per pound.  Almond flour keeps well in the freezer so you can order more than you can use at the moment.

Honeyville Grain is the best almond flour available in my opinion.  It is a consistent product and yields absolutely delicious baked goods.  On the Resources and Links page in my cookbook, I write, “(Honeyville Grain) is a great source of high-quality blanched almond flour in bulk for a fraction of the cost in the grocery stores.”

If you sign up for the emails, they will send you a 10% discount code for your next order.  Regardless of how much blanched almond flour you purchase, the shipping is only $4.49.  If you want to try incorporating almond flour into your diet, order from Honeyville Grain.  You won’t be disappointed by the quality of their product.

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