10 Great Low-Carb Almond Flour Recipes

Almond flour is a superfood, it’s low-carb and far more nutritious than most other flours you can find. I’m incredibly passionate about almond flour! I went gluten-free in 1998 and knew right away that the usual high-carb, gluten-free flours would not be my ticket to health.  Here are 10 low carb almond flour recipes that are great for Keto or Low-Carb diets.

The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook

I love almond flour so much that in 2008, I wrote an entire book of almond flour recipes called The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook (and provide nutrition information too)! It was the first grain-free cookbook from a major publisher. Random House has always been an incredible publisher well ahead of its time!

Is Almond Flour Good for the Keto Diet?

Because it has more fat than protein and carbohydrates combined, almond flour is the perfect keto flour. If you’re on a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet you’ll want to take a look at my Keto Diet Recipes page for sure!

Almond Flour is the Best Low-Carb Flour

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 fewer carbohydrates, and more protein than wheat flour itself, as you can see in the table below.

  Nutrition Info (100g)  Protein  Carbs  Fat  Fiber
 Almond Flour  22 g  19 g  50 g  10 g
 White Wheat Flour  10 g  76 g  1 g  2 g
 Rice Flour  6 g  80 g  1 g  2 g

Nut-Free Recipes for Those with Nut Allergies

While almond flour works well for my family, I do understand that it doesn’t work for everyone. Some people are allergic to nuts. That’s why I have tons of Nut-Free Recipes!

Low-Carb Almond Flour Recipes

The best thing about almond flour is that it tastes delicious! For those of you that love almond flour as much as I do, here are 10 great low-carb almond flour recipes!

Keto Blueberry Lemon Bread
Keto Bread
Keto Brownies
Keto Raspberry Lemonade Muffins
Paleo Banana Bread
Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Paleo Pumpkin Bread
Sesame Crackers
Silver Dollar Pancakes
Primal Chocolate Chip Cookies

What is Almond Flour?

Almond flour is blanched almonds, skins removed, that are very finely ground. I have tons of additional information on almond flour and also a fantastic article that answers a question I get asked a lot, which is: What’s the Difference Between Almond Flour and Coconut Flour?

Where to Buy Almond Flour?

Buying the right type of almond flour is critical for success in baking! For more information on where to buy the best almond flour go to my Why Almond Flour Page!

Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry

My latest New York Times Best Selling cookbook, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, is gluten-free, grain-free, as well as dairy-free and nightshade-free! All of the recipes are low-carb and I provide nutrition information for all the folks on a Keto Diet counting their macros!


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paleo cooking from elana's pantryGluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook


These recipes are AMAZING.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!

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78 responses to “10 Great Low-Carb Almond Flour Recipes”

    • Anna, thanks for reaching out about buying my book! You can buy my books from amazon or Barnes & Noble, both will ship it to Zimbabwe :-)

  1. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful recipes. I have one of your books but I am going to get the rest. I can’t have cane sugar or gluten. Being able to bake and enjoy these recipes mean so much to me. Thank you again!!

  2. Your mails have been very helpful, I substitute oat flour for almond flour since almond flour is not always available at where I reside. Thanks for the receipts.

  3. Ahh you left off my favorite recipe of all, chocolate almond joy cake. We make it often, take it to parties, and I have passed out your recipe for it dozens of times. I have cut the sugar in half, and everyone still loves it. As a nurse practitioner who practices functional medicine, I have ‘referred’ many patients to your site over the years. I appreciate your simple easy tasty healthy foods.

  4. I make homemade bread every week with wheat flour. I have taken wheat out of my diet and would like to make my bread with almond flour instead. Do you have a yeast bread recipe using almond flour or other paleo type flour?
    Thank you!

  5. I’m frustrated. I came to your site (on a recommendation from a friend) to look for a low-carb, sugar free recipe for pumpkin muffins. I see you have many “special diets” listed, but nothing for diabetics. We don’t count? I’m a T1 for 48 years and finding low-carb sugar free recipes is like looking for a needle in a haystack – where there’s no needle.
    Can you help?

  6. Your article above defines almond flour as very finely ground skinless almonds. I’ve been using a recipe for “homemade almond milk” that says to dry the leftover solids and make almond flour from that. So…. will the powder that results from that process behave the same way in recipes as the “ground almonds” you refer to? I use 1/4 cup of whole, raw almonds, (skin on), with a pint of water; pulverize for 2 minutes in a blender at high speed. Then strain the resultant liquid through a coffee filter until I get a glass of almond milk and about a half cup of almond sludge. I dry the sludge in a food dehydrator, then run the chunks of dehydrated sludge through my spice grinder until it is a fine powder. I have accumulated about a half-gallon of this powder and am now looking for ways to use it. I always thought “ground almonds” was almond paste, or marzipan.

  7. I am about to make apple bread, usually make up a good part of the recipe and this time I will use a blend of almond flour and wheat flour and almond chips instead of pecans, then regular ingredients and flavorings to enhance. What do you think? I’m looking for good texture and flavor.

    • Anne- Is the apple bread super moist bordering on gooey? I have a couple of cake recipes with fruit that I have subbed out about half of the wheat flour for almond flour and it made the cake just right.

  8. I am interested in making no bake protein bites but wondered if almond flour could be included for more protein and the honey left out. Any suggestions?

  9. I made sugar cookies substituting almond flour for wheat flour in the recipe I have used for years. I found the dough hard to roll out and difficult to work with. Were my substitutions off? I have a grandson who has Chrohn’s Disease and would like to try it again but am leery. Thanks.

    • Hi Pat, I haven’t worked with wheat flour since 1997 (yes, I’ve been gluten-free that long!) so not sure about how to convert recipes that use it as an ingredient. What about making your grandson my Star Cookie recipe that is a grain-free, dairy-free version of sugar cookies? Here’s the link:

      https://elanaspantry.com/star-cookies/

      Enjoy!
      Elana

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