Almond flour has been a lifesaver for us here at the Yankee Homestead.
It’s delicious, nutritious and can be used both for baking and cooking.
The Best Almond Flour
My favorite source for blanched almond flour is Honeyville Grain. In my experience, it’s the best quality at the best price.
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The best deal on Honeyville Grain almond flour is to buy the 25-lb. box at 20% off. I have only ever seen ONE 20% sale (and you’d better believe I bought me a box!), so 15% off is the next best option.
The 20% sale was recent, so hopefully it went well for them and will be offered again. [Update: There was a second 20% sale in April (2013), so I’m hoping the trend will continue…]
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Also note: Bob’s Red Mill almond flour does not work well in recipes! Plus, it’s more expensive.
Elana’s Pantry: Great Source for Almond Flour Recipes
She also has some great almond flour recipes on her site and in her books.
I really like Elana’s almond flour cookbooks.
One warning, however: she relies heavily on agave as her sweetener of choice. Agave is not good for you! (In my humble opinion.)
She likes its low glycemic index, but the stuff is really bad for your body. I’ve read that it’s worse than high fructose corn syrup! It’s possible to substitute stevia, but it does take some practice. And some recipes I haven’t attempted because they call for such a large amount of agave that using stevia in its place seems like a risky plan. 🙂
Her baking recipes also use LOTS of eggs. Which is great, unless you’re currently allergic to eggs, as I am. So again, I either adapt the recipes using an egg replacer, or I skip the ones that call for too many eggs. SOMEDAY I hope to eat eggs regularly again!
(Did I mention that we have our own chickens? Every day, I stare longingly at the perfect, brown, organic, free range eggs sitting in my refrigerator)…
If you have more experience tweaking Elana’s recipes, please share your comments below!
What’s your favorite almond flour recipe?
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