This recipe site is for anyone looking to bring the goodness of almonds into their life in easy-to-use forms. Brought to you by Blue Diamond, it highlights the versatility and simplicity of incorporating almonds, and specifically almond flour, into a diverse range of recipes. From savory Chicken Marsala to soft and delicious Carrot Cake Cookies, almond flour brings some of our favorite recipes to life with a buttery taste and smooth texture. And for those of you looking to cut wheat from your diet, many of the recipes presented on this site offer healthy, gluten-free alternatives.
Of all almond forms, almond flour offers one of the fastest and easiest ways of adding nutrition to every dish. It is packed with protein, fiber, healthy fats and antioxidants, and it tastes good, too! With Blue Diamond’s readily available selection of almond flours, chefs enjoy a reliable supply of fresh, ready-to-use flours with the perfect mill for their application. The rustic texture of Blue Diamond Extra Fine Natural Almond Flour is ideal for artisanal breads and other baked goods. For lighter pastries and cakes, Blue Diamond Extra Fine Blanched Almond Flour offers the finest granulation and a smooth mouthfeel. And for everyday baking and cooking, Blue Diamond Fine Blanched Almond Flour adds a subtle, naturally delicious flavor to any recipe. While many of the recipes on this site allow Blue Diamond’s almond flours to be used interchangeably, for the discerning chef these three options are sure to perform to the highest culinary standards.
One of the many questions we get from consumers is whether almond flour can be used in place of all-purpose wheat flour to make your favorite recipes healthier and gluten-free. Our answer is yes! Some recipes might take a trial or two to achieve your desired result, but for a good reason: in many recipes, the healthy fats and subtle sweetness of almond flour will allow you to cut back on other, less healthy ingredients such as processed sugar and butter. Included on this site are many easy-to-follow yet elegant and delicious gluten-free recipes for chefs both experienced in and new to a gluten-free kitchen. We can assure you that whatever your confidence-level, you will find cooking with almond flour simple and satisfying.
In addition to almond flour, many of the recipes on this site call for a gluten-free flour blend. You can prepare the blend in advance. Simply sift all ingredients together thoroughly and store any amount you do not use in an airtight container. The gluten-free flour blend keeps in the fridge for up to three months or in the freezer for up to six months. Just remember to bring the measurement of flour you want to use up to room temperature before baking for optimum texture and consistency.
- 2 cups brown rice flour
- 2 cups white rice flour
- 2 cups tapioca flour
- 1 cup corn starch
- ¼ tablespoon xantham gum
We encourage you to browse this site and discover some of our favorite almond and almond flour recipes. Created by our Blue Diamond team and gathered from today’s culinary talents, local bakers and our own growers, they represent a range of culinary styles and creative interpretations of almonds’ many qualities. We hope you enjoy these almond dishes and find inspiration to invent your own using Blue Diamond Almond Flour.