|Homemade almond meal (using whole almonds)|
Cost analysis of pre-made almond meal/flour
- Bob's Red Mill almond meal/flour ($11 for 16-oz bag; $3.66/cup)- I can find these at my local grocery store in the "organic/natural" section. The texture is more like flour (less gritty/mealy), and thus you'll need more to fill 1 cup. Great for making light pastries, like macarons
- Trader Joe's almond meal ($5.99 for 16-oz; $2/cup)- More gritty texture and thus less meal is needed to fill 1 cup. Great for pancakes
End result- TJ's is half as much as Bob's Red Mill; good option if you don't have a high-powdered blender to make your own (which is cheaper)
Cost analysis of homemade almond meal/flour
Disclaimer- Will need high-powered blender like a Vitamix
- TJ's raw blanched slivered almonds ($3.99 for 8-oz bag; $2/cup almond meal)
- Costco whole almonds ($15.99 for 3# bag- made 14 cups almond meal; $1.14/cup almond meal)
End result: Whole almonds cost half as much as using TJ's slivered almonds. If you're going to take the (very little) time to make homemade almond meal, just buy whole almonds instead
so.. how do you make homemade almond meal/flour?
- 1 cup whole or slivered almonds
- High-powered blender (like Vitamix or Blendtec)
- Measure 1 cup of almonds.
- Add to your blender, and blend on high (speed 10) for 20-30 seconds.
- Do not use more than 1 cup of almonds- this helps to keep an even texture
- Do not blend more than 20-30 sec on high- too much time will turn this into almond butter
- Use this recipe to make these delicious and easy almond meal pancakes (which are dairy free, wheat free, and low carb)