Of course, I had tons of almonds in the house. Yeah, some are salted and roasted, others are raw and unsalted. And the last time at Costco, I bought a bag of unsalted, raw almonds ...
Perfect timing, don't you say?
Almond flour is apparently not difficult to make. Really. Without any unusual kitchen appliances being needed is even more appealing. Yes, IF you are the lucky one that has a Vitamix, then this will be super easy, but if you are like ME, and have to resort to the food processor, it's ok too, as that works just as well, maybe NOT as quickly.
I was going to try the blender (again, a simple Cuisinart) but seem to remember that hubby blew up the last blender I had doing coffee beans. Yeah. A food processor makes more sense.
1 cup of unsalted, raw almonds gives you about 1 cup of almond flour.
I hear that you can soak the almonds overnight to remove the skins. This would eliminate the speckled end result? I may try that next time, maybe not?
Here we go!
1 cup almonds
Place in food processor.
Cap it up and pulse til fine. I hear that you can make almond butter if you take it too far :-D Not a bad idea, but not what we are aiming for on this experiment.
Pulse the nuts, do NOT let it rip ... seriously.
Noisy. Very noisy. But look:
Um, yeah, it's a frugal tip in my opinion. I'm trying to eat healthier and less processed stuff ... this so works for me! Rumor, or rather GOOGLE says that you can push through a fine mesh strainer and repeat the pulsing, repeat the straining, but honestly, it worked for me and I would do this again...
I've since made the Grain Free Biscuits, using both this flour and the real deal from the store ... up next? Grain Free crackers to satisfy that crunch craving!
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