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Thread: Ground Almonds / Almond Flour, same thing ? ?

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    Ground Almonds / Almond Flour, same thing ? ?

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    OK I'm trying to get Almond flour here in the UK and all I can find is ground almonds. Is it the same thing? I've found Almond flour online but by the time you add postage it works out to cost an absolute fortune for a little bag of flour.

    Suggestions anyone?

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    have you tried searching the term "blanched almond meal"?
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    Look at the nutritional information on the packet, if you can. Compare blanched almonds to the ground almonds, and then to almond flour. Sometimes it's the same, sometimes almond flour has had some of the fat removed.
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    I would say yes because you can make your own almond flour by grinding them in a food processor. I just toss some raw almonds in a food processor and pulse until I get the texture I want. You have to be careful not to over grind them because then it turns pasty, more like almond butter. Here is an article I found online that describes how one person does it.

    Homemade Almond Flour - The LowCarbist

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    Well I guess it's all the same thing then. Ground Almonds/Almond meal/Almond flour. Just depends on where you live, as in "You say tomato and I say tomato !

    I made pancakes this morning using ground almonds and they tasted pretty good. Thanks for thr info!

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    YES it is. I've used it. Also you can use fine dessicated coconut as a cheaper and lower carb version of coconut flour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockstareddy View Post
    YES it is. I've used it. Also you can use fine dessicated coconut as a cheaper and lower carb version of coconut flour.
    Thanks, I'll give that a go too!

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    I can't find proper almond flour here either, but it doesn't seem to matter. Whenever I've made recipes that call for almond flour I've just used ground (blanched) almonds from my local nut shop instead - nowhere near as expensive as ordering almond flour over the Net. Always seems to work out fine!

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    Believe it or not the best place I've found that sells almond flour/ground almonds is Aldi, comes in 500g bags and is dead cheap.

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    you can also buy ground almonds in the baking section of any supermarket or helath food store which is same thing. Be careful subsituting dessicated coconut for almonds - coconut flour is a lot drier, requires a lot more liquid than you'd think and can make things taste really dry. Prefer ground almonds myself but the sweetness is not ideal for everything

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