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Old 11-29-2012, 07:29 PM   #1
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DIY Almond Flour?

Has anyone tried making your own almond flour/meal? How did it turn out? Did you use a food processor or a grain mill?

I can get blanched almonds for much less than blanched almond flour costs. If it's possible, making my own flour would be much cheaper.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:51 PM   #2
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I can buy almond meal at Trader Joe's for $3.99 a lb. I buy my pecans at Costco for a little over $6.00 a pound... It's really easy to grind them into a meal. I like the pecan meal better than the almond. I think it has a richer flavor.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:04 PM   #3
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Since almond flour is somewhat defatted, the best you can accomplish by grinding your own is almond meal.

Until I starting purchasing almond flour from Honeyville, I used a small spice/coffee grinder to grind small batches of sliced almonds. Then rubbed it through a medium mesh strainer to remove larger pieces.

For most recipes, almond meal can be used in place of almond flour, but the finished texture, especially in baked goods, won't be as fine as those made with true almond flour.

To keep your almond meal fresh, freeze it.

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Old 11-30-2012, 05:58 AM   #4
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Many years ago many of us had to make almond meal/flour. If you lived in the boondocks , that was your choice.

Now thank goodness we can purchase many wonderful things we like better.

If that is all you can afford or find it'll work just fine. but when you can honeyville will give you a better baked good.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:48 AM   #5
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Many years ago many of us had to make almond meal/flour. If you lived in the boondocks , that was your choice.

Now thank goodness we can purchase many wonderful things we like better.

If that is all you can afford or find it'll work just fine. but when you can honeyville will give you a better baked good.
On another thread in this forum, we're informed that there is a Honeyville coupon code, good right now, for 15% off. The code is "STUFFED". Don't know how long it will be good, but the thread was just started on the 29th.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:35 PM   #6
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I can buy almond meal at Trader Joe's for $3.99 a lb. I buy my pecans at Costco for a little over $6.00 a pound... It's really easy to grind them into a meal. I like the pecan meal better than the almond. I think it has a richer flavor.
I don't think my Trader Joe's carries almond flour. I'll have to look for it or ask them to carry it. Is it the blanched flour?

The best I'd been able to find was Bob's Red Mill, and that was $12 for a one pound bag! You can see why I wanted to make my own.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:19 AM   #7
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What TJ's has is Just Meal, almond meal with the skins ground up, not blanched. It works fine for most things.
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On another thread in this forum, we're informed that there is a Honeyville coupon code, good right now, for 15% off. The code is "STUFFED". Don't know how long it will be good, but the thread was just started on the 29th.
Through Tuesday, 12/4, 6 PM, PST.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:16 AM   #9
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I usually make my own from blanched, slivered almonds. I grind it in a cheap coffee grinder and shake it through a strainer so only the fine powder gets through. It works fine for most things, though Honeyville's flour seems to be better in cakes.
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