Whether you are gluten-free or following a keto or paleo diet, or just looking for some different recipes to try out, almond flour is a great product to have in your store cupboard. Pure almond flour does work out to be an expensive option, so you can substitute in finely milled ground almonds or stick some ground almonds in your food processor for a finer grain. Using the standard ground almonds does give a strong almond flavour, so it’s not really suitable for the savoury recipes.
Here’s our favourite recipes for almond flour so far:
The quantity below will make four small round yorkshire puddings or one portion for toad in the hole. Whilst you won’t get as much as a rise as standard yorkshire puddings, this is a very reasonable alternative. You could also use this recipe for making pancakes, if you include more milk to make a looser batter.
- 60g almond flour
- 1 egg (separated)
- 30ml double cream
- 30ml milk
Mix together the almond flour with the double cream, milk and the egg yolk. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg white until you reach a soft peak stage. Fold the egg white into the other mixture and then pour into your cooking dish. Make sure that whatever dish you use has been well oiled, but you don’t need to heat the oil first.
Mozzarella is a great option to use in the pizza dough, but make sure you use the pre-grated harder version or the dough will be too soft. Edam also works well, or a mild cheddar. Try to stick to toppings that are not too wet, otherwise your dough will soften too much.
- 85g almond flour
- 170g grated cheese
- 50g cream cheese (Philadelphia for example)
- 1 beaten egg
Combine the almond flour with the grated cheese and cream cheese, and heat in the microwave for sixty seconds. Stir and then microwave for another thirty seconds. Add the egg, plus seasoning and other flavourings you fancy, and mix gently so that a soft dough is formed. Spread the dough out between two large pieces of greaseproof paper, and roll out so it becomes a consistent thickness all over (approx 5mm). Ideally you would take the top piece of greaseproof paper off at this stage, but if your dough is sticky, you can leave it on for the first few minutes of cooking. Cook in the oven for 15 minutes until the dough has browned all over. Add your toppings and brown
These biscuits are really quick and easy to prepare, and are great as a base for adding other ingredients. Their plain flavour means that you can create larger, thinner pieces to use as a substitute for bread.
- 300g almond flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 50g butter
Beat the eggs and then add all of the other ingredients to the bowl, mixing well until you create a soft dough. Bake on a lined baking tray at gas mark 4 / 180 C / 170 fan, 15 minutes for biscuit size and slightly less for a thinner size.