Almond flour is a delicious, gluten-free nut flour that proves that going grain-free doesn’t have to mean going taste free. Along with coconut flour, it’s becoming the go-to low-carb flour for health conscious bakers.
But what if you don’t have any to hand? Or maybe you want to bake something nut-free for allergy reason.
Don’t worry, there are plenty of great almond flour substitutes available for any type of baking or cooking. Some might even surprise you…
What is Almond Flour?
Made from finely-ground blanched and peeled raw almonds, almond flour has a very neutral flavor. This makes it ideal for baking and adding as a thickener to sweet or savoury dishes, as the last thing you want is an overpowering taste of the flour.
It’s becoming increasingly popular in gluten-free cooking as a great alternative to wheat flours. It’s also starting to be used by those on a paleo or keto diet.
For those with nut allergies or those who are looking to bake for others who may have nut allergies, almond flour is far from ideal. So, it’s definitely one of those ingredients where good alternatives are a must.
Or maybe you love this nutty flour, but you’ve completely run out and can’t get hold of more. Either way, you’ll need to know about ideal alternatives.
Some ideas for an almond flour substitute…
Have you tried any of these substitutes for almond flour? Which is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.