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How to make Almond Flour | Homemade Almond Flour

How to make Almond Flour | Homemade Almond Flour


Almond Flour is used mostly in baking or in our Indian Sweets.  As almond flour is so expensive in stores, why only they know.  So how about we make our own almond flour?  It’s one of most simple thing to do or make and hardly takes anytime plus what’s better than fresh, home made almond flour what you say?

Homemade Almond Flour Recipes

If you make almond flour at home you can save up to 60-70% of your money, how cool is that?  So next time before you pickup that almond flour pack think about the savings you can do.    Now there are two ways we can make almond flour, one with blanched almonds and another one with plain almonds ie with skin.   So if you ask what’s the difference between both then here it is, almond flour made of blanched almonds are white in colour which is mostly used in baking, sweets.  And flour made with almonds with skin might have this light bitter taste, dark colour due to skin but actually the skin has so many nutrients value that we should try to use almonds with skin if possible. 
Before we see how to make the flour let’s check out how to blanch and sliver almonds.  I had few of my reader asking how to sliver almonds from long now, and I know one particular person going to very happy to see the procedure.  It’s again as easy as boiling water, yah. 

How to blanched almonds at home recipe
   
How to Blanch Almonds

1. Measure almonds you want to blanch, here am using 1/2 cup of almonds.
2. Bring water (around 2 cups) to good boil in a pan. 
3. Place almond in a wide bowl and pour boiling water carefully, water should be just above almonds level.  Let it sit for 30 minutes if you are blanching 1/2 to 1 cup of almonds. 

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4. Strain the almonds and run over tap water to stop them from cooking, and pat dry almonds using tissue or kitchen towel.

Blanched Almonds at home recipe

5. Now you will be able to remove the skin easily.  Once almond are cool enough to touch either peel of a small section using nails and then peel rest of almond peel.  Or press almonds between thumb and forefinger, the skin will come off easily.   Yes it’s that easy. 

Blanched Almonds at home recipes

Work through all the almonds like this, you can do this while watching tv too. Pat dry the almonds again and store in fridge in a air tight container or zip lock bag if using later.

How to blanched almond at home recipe

Just slice the blanched almonds to almond slivers.   Do the same for storing as above.  It stays good for 3-4 weeks in fridge and for couple of months in freezer. 

Blanched Almonds Recipes
   
How to make Almond Flour/Almond Powder

Now that our blanch almonds are ready we can make the flour.  You can use mixer, coffee grinder or blender, what ever you are using make sure it’s clean and dry.  If you are using more then 1 cup of almonds then do in batches.  For each batch do not use more then 1 cup of almonds.  Just remember blanched or plain the almonds has to be in room temperature.

~ Place blanched almonds (am using 1/2 cup of almonds here) and pulse for 3 to 4 times and each time not more than 10 seconds if you are using mixer.   In case of coffee grinder or blender you can pulse 3 to 4 times for upto 30 seconds.  If we pulse it for long time then almonds will start releasing too much oil and you will get almond butter instead of flour.  Here am showing you guys the process of making almond flour from both plain and blanched almonds.  For plain almonds, just put it in jar we don’t have to roast or do anything. 

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If the mixer is getting hot then rest for a while and allow it to cool down and pulse again.   Now sieve the flour, the pieces can’t make through the sifter put it back in the mixer or blender again and pulse for 3-4 times and sieve again. 

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Now if you see any more tiny pieces left in sifter don’t pulse it.  That’s our almond meal, you can use it for any gravy or in your baking.  I simply added mine with wheat flour and made roti.  

How to make almond flour at home recipe
Here our almond flour is ready to use.

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Storage:
If you are using later again put it in zip lock back or container and keep in fridge, stays good for 3-4 weeks in fridge and for couple of months in freezer.   Use as required for baking or dessert. 

Almond Flour Homemade Recipe
Have a nice day ~~

58 comments:

  1. very nicely explained and an useful post too.

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  2. Nice post Priti. I used to make this for my masala milk mix :)

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  3. wow wonderful post,till now am buying it from store...thanks for sharing:)clicks are fab...

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  4. very useful and informative post !

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  5. Nice & a useful post!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  6. very useful post!.. thanks so much :)

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  7. nice n useful post priti..I might finish off this powder b4 it gets utilized..:)

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  8. Prithi, thanks so much for posting these. I usually buy almond at the store and its so freaking expensive!

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  9. This is very useful! I could take a packet home!

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  10. Great pictorial..will come handy:-)
    U r really patient Priti:-)Soaking , peeling, grinding...my my:-)

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  11. patient enough to do so much, take pics and post them! jus a quick question on the blanched almond powder. even if we pat dry...will the almonds still not be moist...how to retain the shelf life if they r moist or do we need to dry it before powdering them....

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  12. lovely information..n well explained!!

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  13. @Hyma, I did mention in the 4th point, we have to pat dry e blanched almonds well before peeling and again after peeling. If you feel there is still moist then let it dry in shadow for a while before you powder. Normally I immediately keep in fridge after making the flour. You can start with small quantity like 1/2 cup or 1 cup and get a hang of it. Personally I don't store for very long time max for a week. Hope it's clear if not feel free to ask.

    Inbtw I will get back to your murukku sandwich question soon.

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  14. Nice useful post ~ great pictorials too!
    USMasala

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  15. Lovely tips and good idea to have homemade almond powder, Priti!
    Lite Bite

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  16. thanks so much priti for the clarification. u hv mentioned to pat dry...but i felt it might still be a little moist. that's why thght of chking:-) btw, sudha sabrish did answer to the murukku sandwich...she referred to a chat shop in vepery...anything within city limits wld be more appreciated...lol:-)

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  17. @Hyma, that's why I told you if you feel it's still moist let it dry in shade for some time before you powder it. Mine was not moist, but actually you have to focus more on not to run the mixer or grinder for long other wise it become butter..
    Ya, I saw her answer I am trying to find the exact shop for you. Intw if location is fine it's available in Sowarpet/Elephant Gate Jain shops and few shops in Paris Corner ...will tell you more soon

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  18. Priti, a very useful post and a lovely way to make almond flour.

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  19. Hi Priti,
    Yes this is useful, almond flour can be really expensive and it's so tasty and good to use.
    -Gina-

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  20. Thanks for sharing this helpful post!


    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  21. very informative and wonderful post dear..

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  22. very useful post
    thanks for sharing

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  23. A very useful how to. Thanks for it.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  24. Thanks for the informative post...
    I have been looking for Almond flour now I can make my own...thanks again

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  25. This is a good post. I always wonder how to remove the almond's skin, now i know, Thanks for sharing.

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  26. ohh...well explained with gorgeous cliks dear..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  27. Informative post for making almond flour at home. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Great idea. You are so smart:) What a great way there Priti.

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  29. Almond flour are really handy ingredient to have around. Good tutorial!

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  30. Priti, this idea sounds really good. U saved money!!
    Nice recipes. First time into your space and happy to visit again and again.
    Thanks for leaving a nice comment @ my space.

    Cheers!

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  31. thats a very wonderful and helpful post for people like us who bake often. thanks dear.

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  32. this is a very good post. you have explained well with pics. after seeing this post, i want to make almond flour at home. mostly i make almond milk for veganizing the sweets or bakes that i make.

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  33. Thank you very much. God bless you.

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  34. Thank you very much. Your explanation is very clear and easy to follow. God bless you.

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  35. How much flour does one cup of almonds make?

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  36. How much flour does 1 cup of almonds make?

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  37. How much flour will one cup of almonds make?

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  38. Dek315 - one cup of almond will make your around 1 cup of flour and little more ...if you are not going to remove skin.

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  39. Hi,

    THanks a lot, the way u explained indetail is awesome. thanks for sharing the valuable info

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  40. its very useful .thanks .i need to make chocolate fondue its very essential to make it .thanks

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  41. hi

    can i use this almond powder for marzipan?

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  42. hi can i use this almond powder for marzipan?

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  43. @Divya, any recipe calling for almond powder/flour/meal you can use this ...

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