How to Make Almond Powder At Home? Well, Almond powder, also referred to as Almond meal, easy to make at home but the only trick is that it should remain dry and not sticky.

It is gluten-free. grain-free and is rich in protein and is, therefore, the most preferred choice in Keto diet, Paleo diet as well as a gluten-free diet,

Almonds, a powerhouse of nutrition, is the best thing to go for every day. For ages, its importance has been emphasized. All mothers want their children to have at least 5 almonds daily but most of the children don’t like it. I think this tussle is there in every generation. Don’t you agree with me?

However, everything said and done, almonds are high in calories so do keep a check on their intake.

What are the Benefits of Almonds?

 

Learn how Almonds work as a wonder food to make you and your loved ones healthier.

Now that we have learned about the benefits of Almonds, how can we include them in our daily diet in a tastier manner? The answer is the Almond Meal. Let’s learn more about it below.

 

What is Almond Powder?

As the name says it all, an almond meal is nothing but powdered almonds in which either blanched or skinned almonds are ground to fine powder form. It is also referred to as an almond meal.

The process of grinding almonds is generally easy, but it requires to be done in a way that the oil in the almonds doesn’t come out. This is because, if the oil comes out then we will be left with a sticky almond dough or almond butter due to the high-fat content in them. This also means that we are losing on the valuable and healthy oil in them.

 

How to Make 

If the Almond powder is just powdered almonds, then you might be wondering as to what’s special in sharing this process? Let’s deep dive into it.

Yes, making an almond powder is very easy but slightly tricky too. I myself ended up having a sticky almond mix at the first few times which led me to experiment and come up with the right process.

When you make Almond powder, make sure that it’s in dry and powdered form and not sticky and moist. This also ensures that the healthy fats of almonds are retained and are not lost in the process of grinding.

Wondering why your Almond Powder gets sticky and moist?

Well, the reason is the richness of fat and oil in almonds. If you just pound the almonds in the grinder then due to the heat of the mixer this oil is released in the process making the end result moist and oily.

So, how to Grind Almonds so that they remain dry?

Take care of the following and you will have an amazing dry powdered almond flour.

1. Pulse Mode

Use the PULSE mode in your mixer grinder for processing almonds

In Pulse mode, the mixer blitzes in short spurts, and the motor of your mixer don’t rotate fully and thus it doesn’t heat up. If you grind it in normal mode, then due to the heat of the motor only, almonds release oil and thus become moist and mushy.

Where to find Pulse mode?
Have a look at your mixer, it is there in all the mixers. It is either shown by displaying Pulse or as a red button.
If nothing is displayed and you have a knob then rotate it anticlockwise, but only for a few seconds at a time. Do this multiple times for 2 minutes approximately.

When you press/rotate the PULSE button then the processor runs only till you have your fingers on it. The moment you remove your fingers from the pulse knob/button returns to its original position and thus stops.

2. Quantity at a Time

Second, the important thing is that always process a few almonds at a time (not more than 100g). So,  for example, if you need to process 300g almonds then do it in three batches. This is because more almonds cause friction among themselves and thus lead to the release of oil.

3. Prefer Food Processor

If possible, use the food processor instead of a grinder. I just want to say that I tried this in my grinder too but the results were not good, whereas, in the food processor, these were just excellent.

4. Sift

Once powdered, you may sift it to separate any bigger particles therein, which can further be processed separately.

This is an easy and full-proof method to make almond meal. Making almond flour is also easy but it does require some planning. Interested in knowing how does almond meal differs from almond flour?

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Almond Meal vs  Almond Flour

Both almond meal and almond flour are made from almonds only and can be used interchangeably. Then what’s the difference between the two?

Tip: Keep the almonds in the freezer for half an hour or so before putting them in the food processor. This is because then they will not heat up quickly while grinding them.

Why I Prefer Almond Powder With Skinned Almonds

Unless the recipe demands otherwise, I prefer making an almond meal with skinned almonds only. Want to know, why I prefer this?

 

11 Ways To Use Almond Meal

Why Make Almond Powder At Home?

Almond flour or almond meal is also easily available in the supermarkets. Go to any online shopping portal and you will find it listed there. Then why make our own? To answer this, I have not one but many reasons, and I am sure you will agree with me, once you go through these.

 

 

Detailed Method 

Almond Meal recipe

 

How to make almond powder

 

 

How To Make Almond Meal

 How To Store Almond Flour?

Storing almond meal or flour depends a lot on the weather. In winters, you can keep this at room temperature for 15 to 20 days. But as the temperature rises, store it in the refrigerator up to 15 days easily. For longer storage, keep it in the freezer. It is advisable to make it in smaller quantities and consume fresh only.

Making Almond Flour With Blanched Almonds

 

 

So, what do you say now? Do you still want to buy it from the market? Do share your views.

 

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