Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Almond Flour (and Recipe Ideas Using Almond Flour)
Almond Flour is such a versatile ingredient for carb-conscious eating, which is why I’m happy to feature it as one of my Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks! Almond flour is a versatile ingredient for gluten-free, low-carb, or Paleo baking, and it makes a great coating for meat too!
I first discovered cooked with Almond Flour when I tried Elana’s Cheese Crackers (from my friend Elena at Elana’s Pantry) and since then I’ve used this versatile product in so many different ways. That’s why I may have let out a little squeal of joy when I saw it on the shelf at Costco recently! And the fact that this is a Utah product makes me even more excited to recommend it to you as one of my Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks.
I’ve been experimenting with Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour for about five years, and it’s a wonderful gluten-free and Paleo ingredient for low-carb or low-glycemic baking, breading for chicken, fish, or pork chops, or as a binder in meatloaf or meatballs. But admittedly, it’s kind of a pricey item if you buy Blanched Almond Meal Flour at Amazon.com, or order it from Honeyville. Having it sold in a three-pound bag at Costco makes it much more affordable for most people. I don’t know if it will be available at Costco in other parts of the country, but it’s worth asking to see if your Costco will carry it if you don’t find it on the shelf. (Keep it in the freezer if you’re buying a large bag, and it will keep for years that way.)
This is an ingredient that’s calorie-dense, so if you’re actively trying to lose weight, take that into consideration when using it. But used sparingly, almond flour can really expand your cooking options if you’re trying to stick to a low-carb, low-glycemic, or Paleo eating plan, and it’s great for gluten-free baking as well. You can read more about Why to Use Almond Flour at Elana’s Pantry or Baking with Almond Flour at Comfy Belly. Now here are a few of my favorite recipes using it, as well as some recipe ideas from other blogs.
More Fun Recipe Ideas with Almond Flour from Kalyn’s Kitchen
(Some of these recipes were originally made with the coarser-ground almond meal, but almond flour would work as well)
Low-Sugar and Flourless Zucchini Muffins with Pecans
Low-Sugar Flourless Apple Crisp Made with Olive Oil
“Breaded” Pork Chops with Mustard Sauce
Almond and Parmesan Baked Tilapia
Sugar-Free and Gluten-Free Cookies with Almond and Flaxseed Meal
Cottage Cheese and Egg Breakfast Muffins with Ham and Cheddar
Flourless, Sugar-Free Pistachio Cookies
Flourless and Low-Sugar (or sugar-free) Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Molasses Almond Cookies
Turkey Cutlets with Dijon Sauce
(To find even more recipes using almond meal or almond flour from Kalyn’s Kitchen, just enter those words into the search bar.)
Other Bloggers’ Recipes Using Almond Flour:
10 Great Almond Flour Recipes from Elana’s Pantry
Almond Flour Pancakes from Comfy Belly
Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins with Almond Flour from Gluten-Free Goddess
Cinnamon Roll Almond Flour Donuts from Roost
Almond Flour Snickerdoodles from Pinch My Salt
Almond Flour Berry Muffins from The Lemon Bowl
Almond Flour Bagels from Brokeass Gourmet
Flourless Lemon Almond Cake from Simply Recipes
Italian Almond Cookies from David Lebovitz
Paleo Oven-Fried Chicken from Everyday Maven
Gluten-Free Almond Flour Pizza Crust from Ginger Lemon Girl
Share Your Recipe Ideas in the Comments!
Have you ever tried cooking or baking with almond flour? If so, please share your almond flour recipe ideas or links to recipes using almond flour in the comments!