How to make Almond Flour (Almond Meal) | Keto Essentials | Headbanger’s Kitchen

How to make Almond Flour (Almond Meal) | Keto Essentials | Headbanger’s Kitchen


Horns up and welcome to Headbanger’s
Kitchen: Keto Essentials. Yep, this is
a new series where I’m going to make a couple of
items that are essential on keto and
that we can use in other recipes. So
we’re going to make some almond flour
today and that’s because almond flour is a really
essential keto item, because you can
make almond flour bread, you can make
pancakes, you can make cakes and a lot more
things and almond flour in india at least is really
expensive so it makes a whole lotta
sense to do it yourself at home, but
before we make our almond flour, just a
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do. Otherwise let’s go and make that almond
flour. Now to make our almond flour we’re
going to use whole almonds with the skin
because obviously it’s cheaper to buy
that than to buy blanched and peeled almonds
So here’s how you blanch and peel your almonds
take your almonds in a bowl and pour some
boiling water and let it sit for
about a minute. This will basically loosen
up the skin and make it much easier to
shell the almonds. Now I left it for a minute but
I would recommend leaving it for
maybe a little bit longer
Alternatively, you can blanch the almonds
for about 30 seconds in boiling water
which is better, but you know what, it was
easier for me to shoot it like this
so I’ve done this instead
The next thing you want to do is strain
the almonds from the water and it’s time
to peel them. Now, you don’t want the almonds
to sit for too long in the water or
you don’t want to blanch them for too long
because you don’t want to cook the almonds, you
just want to loosen the skin so that you
can peel them. Now it’s time to peel the almonds
now halfway through the peeling I found an
easier way to peel them. All you do is
grab the fat end of the almond and squeeze
and the almond just pops right off the
skin. That’s easy. Once you’re done
peeling the almonds we’re gonna dry it on some
paper towels. Once that’s done I would ideally
recommend leaving this overnight or
under the fan or in the sun for a little
while just so that it dries up
even further
I’ve even seen people put in the oven at
a 100 degrees for like 20-30 minutes just
to really dry it out, but I wouldn’t
recommend that. I say just leave it to air dry
for a bit. Now I’m using one of these
Nutribullet things so i’m going to
use the grinder attachment. If you have a
food processor you can even do this in
that. And then we’re going to just blitz the almonds
till they become a nice, fine powder.
obviously you don’t want to blitz it too
much, just pulse it gently because
otherwise you get almond butter. And there
you have it, that’s your almond meal actually,
which can be used in all your recipes. Now
suppose you need a much finer grind of
flour, if you’re making something like
macarons or something like that, then
what you can do is just sift in the
sieve and you will get a much
finer almond flour and of course whatever
doesn’t go through the sieve you put back
in the blender and blend it and that’s it.
that’s our almond flour ready to use. So I hope
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me, what do you think we should make with
this almond flour? I’m thinking I’d do a
keto bread recipe. If you have any other
brilliant ideas, share them with me in the
comments below and I’ll see you on the
next episode of Headbanger’s Kitchen. Cheers and keep cooking.

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