Recipes with Almond flour are a favorite around here. Not only is almond flour easy to bake with (or use as a breading), it’s also very low in carbs and a healthier alternative to typical baking flours.
That said, baking with almond flour is very different and it’s not as simple as swapping out your typical white flour, cup for cup. Instead, it often needs to be paired with a less dense flour or other substance (like protein powder) to avoid ending up with brick-like results. No bueno.
Why would you want to bake with Almond flour?
Almond flour is more nutritionally dense than regular flour. It’s high in fiber, protein, magnesium, and vitamin E, which is great for slowing down the aging process and fighting disease. It’s also perfect for gluten free, low carb, keto and other anti-inflammatory diets.Swap white flour out your favorite recipes with Almond flour
According to King Arthur, the market-leading manufacturer of all kinds of flour products, here’s the best way to swap it out:
- For yeast-based baking of all kinds (bread, rolls, pizza), add up to 1/3 cup almond flour per cup of regular flour
- For non-yeast baking (cookies, scones, cake, biscuits, muffins, etc.), substitute almond flour for 1/4 (25%) of the flour in the recipe.
The other thing to keep in mind is that because almond flour doesn’t contain gluten, it needs something else to make it bind. In most cases, that means adding an additional egg or 1/4 cup of egg whites to your recipe.
My favorite recipes with almond flour
That's it! Hope you enjoy the recipes. If you try any of them, feel free to tag me on Instagram as I'd love to see and share your creations!
Caren is a certified yoga teacher, fitness instructor and author of The Fit Habit. Here she shares simple, low carb recipes, quick home workout ideas and practical ways to foster mind + body wellness.