Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Kalyn's Kitchen Picks: Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour (and 35+ Recipe Ideas Using Almond Flour)

Honeyville blanched almond flour
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 Honeyville Blanched 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.  I'm lucky to be able to drive to the Honeyville Store in Salt Lake to get this, but 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(Some of these recipes were originally made with the coarser-ground almond meal, but almond flour would work as well)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
(To find even more recipes using almond meal or almond flour from other blogs, just enter those words into Food Blog Search.)

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!

Blogger Disclosures:
I purchased this Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour myself and the company has no idea that I'm writing about their product. All items featured as Kalyn's Kitchen Picks are things I will happily buy over and over, and because I want readers to know that my opinions are completely unbiased, I don't accept review products from the many companies who offer to send them to me.  You can see the complete list of products I've chosen under the tab Kalyn's Picks below the blog header.

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15 comments:

  1. I use almond flour in a lot of my gluten-free baking, and Honeyville is one of the best products around. I actually had to make pancakes for 100 people recently and used this product and it consistently comes out with great results.

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  2. Jeanette, wish I could try your pancakes! I bet they were good.

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  3. Costco has the best deal on this now. Less than $20 for 5 lbs.

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  4. Renie, I did say in the post that I saw it at Costco, but at my Costco it's a 3-pound bag, not five. But still a very good deal!

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  5. I'm glad you Costco shoppers share the info on what they are carrying these days. I know many would appreciate a 3-lb bag vs a 5-lb bag. The latter is pretty intimidating for most who are new to almond flour. Will pass the info along to others. I love Honeyville almond flour. I keep one bag in the fridge and one bag in the freezer. When I move the second bag to the fridge, I order the next two bags. ;-)

    Thanks for the post with the info and all the links, Kalyn.
    Shirley

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  6. I use almond flour mostly for macarons! I'l have to check out Costco for this!

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  7. Shirley I agree that for many people a 3-pound bag will last a long time. I keep mine in the freezer too and just let it come to room temperature when I want to use some. Glad you like the post!

    Joanne, macarons! (Those are far beyond my baking ability level, but yum!)

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  8. Thanks, Kalyn, I will get this flour at Costco today. I feel much better when I do not eat gluten and I know my Christmas dinner guests will love knowing my baking is gluten free. Love the look of those delectable cheese crackers for appetizers.

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  9. Wanda, glad it's helpful. I saw it at Costco in Bountiful, so I assume the SLC Costco will have it too.

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  10. Thanks for letting us know it's at Costco. this is the best almond flour out there. Other almond flours don't work as well in gf/vegan cookies.

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  11. Letty, that just what I think too, although I'm certainly not an expert!

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  12. Good to know that Costco is now carrying an almond flour product!

    I don't do a ton with it year round, so I tend to buy mine in the bulk section at whole foods. the price per pound for that and other unconventional flours is generally quite reasonable, and I can buy in the quantities needed for a given recipe. I keep these kinds of things in the freezer, so it helps cut down on freezer space usage as well.

    However, a 3# or 5# bag will be helpful if I'm on a baking spree!!

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  13. CJ, it does take me a while to use 5 pounds, or even 3 pounds, but I love having it in the freezer!

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  14. Just called my Costco in Frisco, Texas. Sadly no almond flour. :( I recently bought a 5 lb. bag when Honeyville had a 20% off sale recently, so I'm set for awhile, but it sure would be nice to get it cheaper at Costco.

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  15. Barb, darn. But love those sales at Honeyville!

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