Ground almonds (also called almond meal) are used baking. It works especially well in gluten-free cakes, cookies, biscuits and even pancakes. It has a coarse texture so it can be used as a breadcrumb replacement. It’s readily available in most shops in the gluten-free section but you can easily make it at home with a food processor.
Ground almonds vs Almond flour
They are both made from almonds but what is the difference between the two?
Almond flour is made by grounding almonds into a fine powder. It is commonly used as a gluten-free alternative to plain flour. The almonds used are usually skinless and are blanched before being ground into a fine powder.
Ground almonds have a courser texture and contain more moisture. The almonds used are also unblanched and typically ground with the skin still on.
Ground almond nutritional information
There are about 595 calories per 100 grams of ground almonds.
Almonds have high levels of fibre, calcium, vitamin E, riboflavin and niacin. They have good amounts of protein, magnesium and potassium! They are also low on the glycemic index.
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