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10 Great Almond Flour Recipes

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Delicious low carb almond flour is a super food, far more nutritious than most other flours you can find.

I love almond flour. You may have guessed as much given that I wrote an entire book of almond flour recipes called The Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook. Why is almond flour one of my favorite super foods? Because it’s high in protein and good fats, easy to use, and most important of all, it tastes delicious.

Of course, for many people, almond flour may not be the right choice. We all have to decide what our dietary priorities are and then eat what is best for our own bodies.

Almond flour is an optimal choice for my family because it’s far more nutritious than typical starchy gluten-free flours such as rice, corn, potato and tapioca. It’s also a great choice for us because it has less carbohydrates, and more protein than wheat flour itself, as you can see in the table below.

  Nutrition Info (100g)    Protein   Carbohydrates   Glycemic Index   Fiber 
 Almond Flour   21.94 g   19.44 g   < 1   10.4 g 
 White Wheat Flour   9.71 g   76.22 g   71   2.4 g 
 Rice Flour   5.95 g   80.13 g   98   2.4 g 

While almond flour works well for my family, I do understand that it doesn’t work for everyone. First of all, many people are allergic to nuts. Further, some people simply may not find almond flour the optimal choice for themselves and their loved ones. That’s why I have numerous coconut flour recipes on this website. Of course, some folks can’t eat my coconut flour recipes if they are unable to consume eggs (my recipes that utilize coconut flour generally require a number of eggs).

You get the idea, there may not be one specific food that fits everyone’s nutrition and dietary needs. For those of you that love almond flour as much as I do, here are 10 great almond flour recipes!

Almond flour is blanched almond (skins removed) that are very finely ground. For more information on almond flour go here.

You can also view my FAQ’s for additional information on almond flour.

I consider my readers to be my extended family. Because of this philosophy, I write a variety recipes that are tailored not only to my own dietary needs, but to yours as well. That’s why my latest book, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, is gluten-free, grain-free, as well as dairy-free and nightshade free –in order to make all of the recipes more accessible to all of you.

posted on September 13, 2013, 24 comments

  1. Sas

    Thanks for all the great recipes, Elana, and I hope you and your family are safe and sound during the flooding in Boulder. Blessings to you.

    • Cathy Brak

      I, too, just came here this morning to wish you safety with all the flooding that is going on.

    • Beverly

      God Bless you & yours Elana. I trust you are doing better now.
      I want to thank you for the recipes on this site. I haven’t checked them out to see if they are new ones, since I have your book I will do it tomorrow. But everything I try turns out to be a suprise & for the most part very enjoyable.
      My Grandfather was a baker at the age of 14 (had to stand on a box to reach the work table in order to kneed the bread dough). I learned how to make & bake all the good stuff you could possibly want from a bakery.
      But now I have some restrictions & I’m learning to bake in a new way.
      I had never baked crackers before, but you showed me how to satisfy that hunger. Yours are so good & easy too. Your bread is fantastic too!
      Thank You again, Beverly

  2. Lori

    I just LOVE the paleo breakfast bar recipe. Have been making it for about 2 weeks now and cannot believe how satisfying they are. I was having meat for lunch every day before, but now I can get by just on these bars and some tea. They must be packed with protein! Thank you for creating healthy recipes!

  3. Courtney Williams

    Does anyone know a good substitute for almond flour? I can no longer have almonds. (Soooo sad!!!)

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  5. Heather McClees @ soulfulspoon.com


    These recipes are AMAZING. I actually just wrote a healthy brownie article today for my job at All Women Stalk where I’m a writer and editor and sited your website as a great place to find healthy recipes!:) I will let you know when the article airs:)

    I’ve been following you for years now and you’re such an inspiration to me!:) Thanks for the delicious recipes and helpful baking tips!

    Heather @ The Soulful Spoon

  6. Thanks for some amazing recipes. I have also made the Breakfast bars a few times and they are great. I use them as an afternoon snack though, not for breakfast.

  7. Carol

    I appreciate your email Elana. You saved me in knowing how to eat gluten dairy and Paleo free without a lot of carbs. Thank you

  8. Nety

    You forgot my all time favorite! The Rosemary Fig Crackers are AMAZING! If the consumer can eat dairy they are incredible with some dill Havarti cheese…..yummmmmmmmm! :) Love your work!

  9. Sandy Starkman

    can any suggest recipes that don’t have sugar in them, honey or maple syrup or agave are ok, and not too sweet- thanks, Sandy

    • QueenJellyBean

      I just clicked on two of the ten recipes listed on this page – no sugar. Bran Muffins and Paelo Brownie (use unsweetened chocolate).

      – I made “Bran Muffins” this weekend, omitted sesame seeds, and liked them a lot. I subbed 3 egg whites + 1 whole egg to save calories because I am a watcher of my weight – I watch it say low after losing 35 lbs 9 years ago. This substitution made them a value of 3 – for those who count food value like I do.

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  11. Bundles and Bits @ bundlesandbits.com

    This is such great info. I just found out I have a minor allergy to almonds (as well as eggs!). Any advice on a good substitute?


  12. Saundra

    Elana, I have all of your cookbooks and appreciate your knowledge and experimenting of allergy free healthy recipes. I do have to substitute some of the ingredients at times, but find them easy to prepare and delicious. THanks for the shade free recipes in your newest cookbook as well.

  13. Dorothy Newhouse @ xobakingco.com

    never knew the amount of protein almond flour has. From now on, I amm gonna use almond flour on my cupcakes! Thanks a lot for your recipes, Elena!

    XOXO, Dorothy

  14. Yaye

    Hi Elana and thanks for the recipes!

    I just wanted to point out that almonds are not nuts but drupe. Most of people allergic to nuts can eat almonds.


  15. Elizabeth Aldrich

    My husband just got diagnosed with diabetes, and has been devastated to give up all his sweets! He found Honeyville Almond Flour at Costco, and brought it home to me (the cook)…I just made the Chocolate Chip cookie recipe on the back of the bag last night and we were amazed at how yummy they were…and EASY!! (I added walnuts for some crunch) Thanks to you for doing the research work for us to come up with something that we can fit into our new way of eating!!!

  16. Jennifer Flynn

    My husband is allergic to wheat, rye, rice, potatoes, rice, etc….

    looking for alternatives for baking…I have tried cooking with almond flour…any suggestions or recipes would be great. He is having a hard time with this.

  17. Buffie Shaw

    I have just found out that I have diabetes and so I am always looking for recipes that don’t contain white flour or wheat for that matter. Thanks for sharing.

  18. lisa

    Do u have a cookbook that ican purchase with almond flour recipes thanks

  19. Shawlaw

    I made this cake just today and it was incredibly moist and delicious. Can’t wait to try other recipes
    Thank you

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