So my only solution thus far has been to 1. Suffer the consequences, and 2. Make everything GFree Homemade. I'm not a fan (AT ALL) of Rice Flour. It has a nasty grainy texture and tastes horrible. Plus, like most gluten free flours, its uber expensive!! So I knew I wasn't going to mess with that stuff anymore. Enter Almond Flour.
When I realized how easy (and cheap) it was to make homemade Almond Flour, I almost threw my phone across the room in glee. Then I went upstairs to see how much of my organic raw almond stash I had left. Almost 2 cups worth! YAY!
The directions for the flour call for:
- a blender or a coffee grinder (not a food processor) because it allows for smaller flour particles. I used my trusty Hamilton Beach single serve Smoothie Maker, because it is perfect for grinding things up!
- a flour sifter.
- an airtight container to store it in.
- a bowl to sift your flour into.
Like I said, I had almost 2 cups of almonds.
Grind the almonds in your blender.
I did this two times through, and by the third time, all that was left was about 1/4 cup of almond flour "balls", so I just decided to toss the rest.
|little almond balls. Just toss em'|
|As you can see, my family likes to throw stuff away.|
But you should label it so you know how long you've had it!
I got about 3 1/2 cups of flour out of the two cups of almonds that I used and I'm planning on making some Paleo friendly brownies for my co-worker and I later today depending on if she works today or not, so be on the lookout for that post!
So there's my flour! I'm wondering if any of you have tried any other nuts to make flour out of? If so, comment below! I'd love to hear your input!
Price point: $$ (I paid about $7 for my almonds, and got 3 cups worth of flour, whereas in the store it is normally $10-$15 for 16 oz. of almond flour.)