Saturday, September 26, 2009

Almond Meal

Almond meal or flour is a delicious addition to a low carb menu.  It has fiber and nutrients, but very few carbs.  The carb count varies depending on your source, but I have seen it range between 1 and 3 net carbs per 1/4 cup.  It doesn't contain gluten, so it is great for those who are gluten intolerant.

There may be a slight difference between almond meal and almond flour according to some sources (with the flour more finely ground), but the terms are commonly used interchangeably.  Either one works great in my recipes, including the LC Garlic Herb Crackers pictured above.  I also use it for breading, cookies, and mini cakes.

You can find my recipe for the LC Garlic Herb Crackers and other low carb recipes containing almond meal at my DARdreams website. 

My Living Low Carb with Almond Meal lists all my recipes using almond meal.

Amazon sells a variety of almond meals/flours:

Amazon also sells almond meal/flour in larger amounts:

You can also use hazelnut meal/flour for a slightly different flavor.

Netrition sells Bob's Red Mill Hazelnut Meal/Flour.

Amazon also sells hazelnut meals/flours:

As usual, check around for the best prices, including shipping costs. Then roll up your sleeves and play!