Almond flour is a popular alternative to traditional wheat flour. Known for being low in carbs and high in nutrients, it tends to have a slightly sweeter note to it.
It being moderately high in fats and low in carbohydrates, this flour has become a staple in Keto diets and other high fat low carb diets. However, the relatively high level of protein has also made almond flour popular with those seeking to up their protein intake and maintaining their muscle mass.
Unlike traditional wheat flour, it scores low on the glycaemic index and hence could benefit greatly those suffering from insulin resistance.
Made purely from finely ground and sifted blanched almonds which have their skins removed, this smooth flour can be used in traditional baking, both sweet and savoury, like scones, bread and cookies. We recently did pizza dough with it at the office and the result was amazing. It also lends itself greatly as a protein booster in any smoothie or shake too.
Ask for Good Earth Almond Flour by name at your favourite store and make sure not to confuse it with Pure Ground Almonds or Almond meal. Good Earth Almond flour comes in 350g packs.