Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Recipes and Menus > Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-23-2010, 06:48 PM   #1
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 85
Working with Almond Flour

I have read that you should use twice as much almond flour to replace wheat flour in a recipe. Also, you should half the fat, and cut down the liquid by a 1/4 in the recipe, as well.

Does anyone know a good way of taking a "normal", grain based recipe, and converting it to a low carb, almond flour recipe? Or do you kind of have to guess for each one?

So far I have made cookies with almond flour, one not using any gums or eggs, and one using eggs and guar gum. Both turn out quite well. The only question I have at the moment is regarding the quantity of substitutions.

I hope I don't look too ignorant in this post!

Thank you all,

Brandon
TheHealthyAdvocate is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 09-24-2010, 09:50 AM   #2
Administrator
 
Dottie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: S.E. Texas Gulf Coast
Posts: 72,101
Gallery: Dottie
Your best bet is a blend of different products.
You can use almond flour, coconut flour, oat bran, flax meal, vital wheat gluten and a variety of other lower carb choices, but really it's all a giant experiment to find a blend you like and works for different recipes.
Dottie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2010, 10:15 AM   #3
Way too much time on my hands!
 
CarolynF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Kansas
Posts: 38,902
Gallery: CarolynF
Stats: 195/141/139
WOE: Eat Fat, Get Thin
Start Date: January 2001
I never heard of doubling, but it make sense..Here is a basic yellow cake mix for
2 8 inch pans..

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Compared to a LC recipe using only one pan:



LC yellow cake mix (one 8 or 9 inch pan)

Ingredients:
2 cups almond flour
1/3 cup protein powder
1 t baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1/2 cup (I stick) butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup erythritol (optional)
Artificial sweetener equivalent to 1 cup sugar I use zero-carb liquid sweeteners .
1/2 cup water

Note: Of course there is lots of sugar in the real cake and that gives the cake body. It's an interesting thought..
__________________
Aghast at our Weight Loss Challenge

149

Last edited by CarolynF; 09-24-2010 at 10:22 AM..
CarolynF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2010, 10:17 AM   #4
Why wait, just do it NOW!
 
Beeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: A REAL Jersey Girl!!
Posts: 12,061
Gallery: Beeb
Stats: Then: 162.4 Now: 158 :( Darn Holidays!!
WOE: No Diet = No Stress! Just eating healthy!
Quote:
Originally Posted by CarolynF View Post
I never heard of doubling, but it make sense..Here is a basic yellow cake mix for
2 8 inch pans..

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

And here is my favorite yellow LC cake recipe:
Where is the recipe, girlfriend??? I want this ^^^^^!!!
Beeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2010, 10:23 AM   #5
Way too much time on my hands!
 
CarolynF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Kansas
Posts: 38,902
Gallery: CarolynF
Stats: 195/141/139
WOE: Eat Fat, Get Thin
Start Date: January 2001
I just posted it underneath..
CarolynF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2010, 04:04 PM   #6
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
Soobee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,500
Gallery: Soobee
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: September 2000
I read in one of my cookbooks, can't remember which, that you need to add 1-2 T extra almond flour to equal 1 cup of regular flour. It's a good idea to cut back on the liquid ingredients a little also.
Soobee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2010, 04:06 PM   #7
Junior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 5
Gallery: Heart of Glass
I think this works really well as a bake mix: 1/3 almond flour, 1/3 coconut flour, 1/3 ground flax + a bit of baking powder
Heart of Glass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2010, 06:30 PM   #8
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 85
Dottie - Thank you for the recommendations! I have thought about blending, but have been to scared. I will try it out.

Carolyn - It does seem to be that way, doesn't it? Perhaps it's just trial and error? I can only imagine the poor men or women who have spent 1000s of hours tinkering at substitutions!

SooBee - I wonder where I can find that information. I am going to look for it. Thanks.

Heart of Glass - That is awesome. I will give that a try. Does the flax react well as a gluten when exposed to liquid? I find that sometimes whenever I use ground flaxseed in recipes.
TheHealthyAdvocate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2010, 08:45 AM   #9
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 85
Will you take a picture??

I made Lauren's chocolate cake the other night, with a few variations--and that on is to live for!
TheHealthyAdvocate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2010, 01:01 PM   #10
Why wait, just do it NOW!
 
Beeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: A REAL Jersey Girl!!
Posts: 12,061
Gallery: Beeb
Stats: Then: 162.4 Now: 158 :( Darn Holidays!!
WOE: No Diet = No Stress! Just eating healthy!
Here you go!!

Beeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2010, 07:10 PM   #11
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
mac24312's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Far SW Virginia
Posts: 3,559
Gallery: mac24312
Stats: 250/130/140
WOE: Stella Style/My OWN LC WOL ;]/Maintenance
Start Date: October 07 2006 Over 6 years on Atkins ;]
Quote:
Originally Posted by beeb View Post
Here you go!!

OMG!!!

I am SO going to try this soon along with other LC things...
mac24312 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2010, 10:56 PM   #12
Blabbermouth!!!
 
Speck333's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 5,168
Gallery: Speck333
WOE: Semi-Primal
Oh for heaven's sake...
Speck333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2010, 11:37 AM   #13
Major LCF Poster!
 
DEEDLYNN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2,755
Gallery: DEEDLYNN
Do you think you could recplace the almond flour with pecan flour?
DEEDLYNN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2010, 01:08 PM   #14
Way too much time on my hands!
 
CarolynF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Kansas
Posts: 38,902
Gallery: CarolynF
Stats: 195/141/139
WOE: Eat Fat, Get Thin
Start Date: January 2001
Quote:
Originally Posted by DEEDLYNN View Post
Do you think you could recplace the almond flour with pecan flour?
Yup, you can..

Beeb: That looks like a giant cake..Did you double the recipe? What size pan did you use???
CarolynF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2010, 01:19 PM   #15
Major LCF Poster!
 
DEEDLYNN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2,755
Gallery: DEEDLYNN
THUD!. This LC cake is in my future. Carolyn...thanks for the recipe. BEEB beautiful pic.....

DEEDLYNN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2010, 05:42 PM   #16
Why wait, just do it NOW!
 
Beeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: A REAL Jersey Girl!!
Posts: 12,061
Gallery: Beeb
Stats: Then: 162.4 Now: 158 :( Darn Holidays!!
WOE: No Diet = No Stress! Just eating healthy!
Quote:
Originally Posted by CarolynF View Post
Yup, you can..

Beeb: That looks like a giant cake..Did you double the recipe? What size pan did you use???

Carolyn, that is a regular sized plate and a medium sized bundt pan. I didn't do anything to the recipe, just did it as you posted. Not doubled at all. Maybe the picture is a close up and that's why it looks bigger? I do need to say that I could get probably about 12 nice sized pieces from this cake as I made it.

WHAT A GREAT RECIPE!!! I can't say this enough!! You are the Cake Boss in my book, girlfriend!!
Beeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:26 AM.


Copyright ©1999-2014 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.