Want to use almond flour in your cooking but need self-rising flour and can’t find an almond alternative?
Don’t worry, it’s very easy to make your own!
Self-rising flour is a super handy flour to always have on hand. It’s used in lots of recipes and is an easy shortcut to get great rising baked goods. However, if you are following a gluten-free diet or want the extra benefits of almond flour, this can seem tricky to replace.
In this guide, I walk you through what exactly almond flour and self-rising flour are before describing exactly how to make self-rising flour with almond flour with my own, foolproof self-rising almond flour recipe.
It’s quick and easy and going to open up a whole new world of almond flour cooking for you!
What Is Almond Flour?
Almond flour is a great gluten-free, paleo-friendly flour that can be used in many recipes. It’s nutrient rich and only contains almonds.
It’s made by blanching and skinning almonds by soaking them in boiling water. These almonds are then dried and ground to the desired texture.
Almond flour is a pale brown/off-white color and has an almond taste. When baked, it tastes like toasted almonds.
Almond flour is more nutritious than all-purpose flour with many heart-healthy fats and good protein content. This can give a moister texture when cooking with it which can be great in brownies and muffins. Baking with almond flour does lead to denser baked goods though.
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Almond meal and almond flour are not the same thing. They are similar though!
Almond meal is made in the same way EXCEPT you don’t blanch the almonds. The skins are not removed and the almonds are ground whole.
This leads to a darker color and a coarser texture than almond flour. It also has a stronger taste and can taste a little bitter.
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What Is Self Rising Flour?
Self rising flour is a type of flour specifically produced to help any product containing it rise. It’s basically regular flour mixed with baking powder and salt.
When you buy self rising flour at the store, it is made from wheat flour unless specified otherwise. This can be annoying if you don’t want to use wheat flour and want to use almond flour.
However, it is very easy to make your own self rising almond flour. In fact, since almond flour naturally creates denser baked goods than all-purpose flour, this can be a great way to go to get fluffier results with your almond flour.
How To Make Self-Rising Flour With Almond Flour
Making your own self-rising almond flour is very easy. You are simply combining almond flour with baking powder and salt.
Make sure you store your flour in an airtight container unless you are using it immediately. It will last similar timeframes to regular almond flour. You can read how long almond flour lasts here.
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I hope you have found this guide to exactly how to make your own self-rising almond flour useful. It’s a great ingredient to have for your baking.
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