Thursday, April 11, 2013

almond flour: an acceptable substitute?

i was really, really skeptical about almond flour. since i've cut back on grains, almond flour was the next step if i wanted to keep up baking, which of course, i do! and while nothing quite beats a straight up chocolate cake, i was pleasantly surprised by this mysterious ground almond concoction. the texture is just the slightest bit off, but truthfully, i didn't mind it one bit.

the first real recipe i tried was for pancakes. i'm more of a waffle person. but i didn't have a waffle maker. so, pancakes it is. i sat down and cut a piece after i finished making these. i stared at it. i just knew it was going to be gross. i had gone to the trouble of making them, though, so i had to try it. and i did. my eyes got wide and i couldn't believe - it tasted no different than a regular pancake. having been the first time i'd had anything for breakfast besides sausage, eggs or a protein shake in months, i was a little more than excited.

for delicious almond flour pancakes:
  •  1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon stevia (truvia)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
make them just like you would regular pancakes. whisk up the dry ingredients, then add the wet. i made some bigger pancakes, so this recipe only made 5. top with a little fruit & some sugar free syrup!

where there is baking will, there is a way. and i've found it with almond flour. i still have a lot of experimenting to do, but i'm quite pleased with these creations. if you're hesitant about a flour substitute like this, don't be!


  1. These look and sound amazing, and what's better is that I love almonds. Great idea.


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