Ways to Use Almond Flour

Food/Cooking - Cooking
By: pamperedpen    
23-Sep-2013

Introduction:I don't like eating almonds as a snack; but I really love them when ground into meal or flour and used in baking and other cooking. Almonds are low in carbohydrates and gluten-free; which makes them a very healthy alternative in recipes that require flour or bread. Check out these five ways to use almond flour.

  • 01

    Use Almond Meal Instead of Flour

    Whenever a recipe calls for flour; you can substitute almond meal instead. I use it as a healthy alternative to unbleached or refined white flour when making muffins, cupcakes, cheesecakes and other baked goodies. I've even tried it for pie crust-not only as a substitute to Graham crackers or vanilla wafers; but with apple, pumpkin and other yummy pies.

  • 02

    Use Almond Meal Instead of Breadcrumbs

    Because almond meal is ground fine; it is the perfect substitute for breadcrumbs that can be used in coating fish, chicken or any other recipe that calls for breading. Unlike breadcrumbs, almond meal can burn if you cook it too long; so keep this in mind when using it to coat fried foods.

  • 03

    Use Almond Meal Instead of Bread Fillers

    If you're planning to stuff a turkey or chicken for the holiday; consider using almond meal for your stuffing base instead of traditional soft bread. The almonds will mix extremely well with other spices and herbs and will give your bird a delicious flavor as well. When added to crab cakes and croquets, almond meal helps to keep them moist.

  • 04

    Use Almond Meal In Gravy and Sauces

    Instead of using flour or cornstarch to make the roux for gravies and sauces, try almond flour. The subtle taste of almonds will make the sauces extra flavorful. Experiment with the gravy and sauce recipes you have in your library. For example, I used almond meal to make turkey gravy for Thanksgiving. It was ultra delicious!

  • 05

    Use Almond Meal In Soups

    It only takes a couple of spoonfuls of almond meal to flavor soup or stew. I like to add it to my favorite beef vegetable soup recipe a few minutes before it is served. When asked by family and friends why it tastes so good; I reply, "It's because of my secret ingredient". Now the secret is out!







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