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.
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.
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