Did you know you can make your own almond flour at home in just a few minutes? All you need are some almonds and a blender! Just place some almonds in your blender and use a low speed until the almonds reach a fine sand-like consistency – adjust the speed if necessary. Be careful not to over-blend the almonds, as you could end up with a pasty almond butter.
Making your almond flour is a perfect solution if you are on a gluten-free diet, or you just need a small amount of almond flour and don’t want to purchase a package at the store (especially if you think you might not use it all before the shelf life ends). For this reason, I recommend buying almonds in bulk. If you don’t use them all, they make a great healthy snack as almonds are a great source of protein and fiber, plus you can use them in other recipes or as a salad topping.
Another advantage to making your own almond flour is that you will be using the entire almond, including the “skin” which contains a lot of the fiber, making your recipe more nutritious.