How to Make Almond Flour and Homemade Almond Milk

Learn how to make Almond Flour and homemade Almond Milk in just a few easy steps to save money on your gluten-free, grain-free baking and recipes.

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Make Almond Flour and Almond Milk

These days, a lot of people are eschewing dairy and wheat. Finding substitutes for these things can get pricey though. As a Primal health coach, I don’t use grain in my cooking and prefer almond milk to cow’s milk. I find almond flour to be an excellent substitute for creating most things my husband and I enjoy eating.

Luckily, the process of making almond milk also provides me with almond flour, so the homemade way is very economical. One cup of raw almonds provides me with a quart of almond milk, and a cup of flour, which can then be used to make bread, pizza crust, cookies, the sky is the limit!

What You Need to Make Almond Milk and Flour

You probably have most of the things needed to make almond milk and flour at home, but if not, you can easily get it, for not much money. I use raw almonds, and buy them in the bulk section of my local market. You can also purchase bulk almonds online at Azure Standard.

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You will also need:

  • a blender or Magic Bullet
  • parchment paper
  • nut milk bags or a flour sack dishtowel
  • colander
  • bowls (preferably with a pourable spout on one of them)
  • cookie sheet
  • container or jar for your finished milk

How to Make Almond Milk

Soak one cup of raw almonds overnight. Some people like to put them in the fridge, but I just leave them on the counter, so I don’t forget them in the morning.

When you are ready to make your milk, drain the almonds in your colander, and rinse well.

Then put them in the blender, with 4 cups of filtered water. (Using water from a Berkey is great!) If your tap water tastes good, and you trust it, this is also fine. Then, puree for 1-2 minutes. (You can go longer, but it doesn’t seem to make much difference.)

Strain the contents through a mesh nut milk bag, or your flour sack towel, into a large bowl. (Here’s where the pourable spout is handy.) Squeeze out all of the moisture you can. Set aside the nut meal for now, and pour the milk into your milk container. You’ll use the nut meal to make your almond flour below.

You are done! You can refrigerate it at this point unless you want to add flavor or sweeten it. I leave mine alone.

How to Make Almond Flour

Ok, on to almond flour! Set your oven to 190 degrees. Line your cookie sheet with the baking parchment. You could technically skip this step, but it makes getting the roasted flour into the grinder/blender MUCH easier.

Now, spread the almond nut meal out evenly on the parchment paper, until it covers the whole pan, or at least the parchment. (In my photo, I have a bit less than a cup, so it is smaller) Place into the oven, and roast for about an hour and a half. Set the timer. Trust me on this.

After removing from the oven, let it cool for a bit. At our house, this occasionally means leave it on the counter till hubby gets tired of moving it around and finally grinds it up. Joking aside, here is where you will appreciate using the parchment. Gather it up and fold slightly, lengthwise. Now, either pour it into your blender, which will need to be completely dry or use something else if you have it. I use a knock-off of the magic bullet, just because it’s usually dry and handy.

Now, just kind of pulse it, until the consistency is nice and fine. Be careful not to over pulse, or it will become a paste. It just takes a couple of seconds. You will get the hang of it.

Once it is all ground up, then you can store it, either in a bag or mason jar, whatever you prefer. It will keep in the cupboard for a couple of weeks, but if you aren’t going to use it before that, the fridge is probably a better option, as it will allow it to stay fresher longer.

Well, there you have it! Fresh, and tasty almond milk, and wholesome, grain-free flour for baking!

–For a delicious breakfast or snack, pour your homemade almond milk over some Homemade Granola or Make Your Own Homemade Cereal to enjoy it with.

How to Use Homemade Almond Milk and Almond Flour

But wait! I’ll bet some of you are wondering how to use that wonderful almond flour, so before I sign off, I wanted to share some of my favorite recipes with you.

Almond Flour Pizza Recipe

Who’s a pizza fan? Me, that’s for sure, but so many carbs! Well, this crust recipe lowers them considerably and is gluten-free. This is for a thin crust pizza, but if you want it thicker, just double it.

What you need:

For the dough:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • seasonings, such as basil, sage, or oregano
  • 2 eggs (if doubling the recipe, just use 3 eggs)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk, more or less

Toppings:

  • Pizza Sauce
  • Cheese
  • Sliced veggies, pepperoni, sausage or other desired toppings

How to make Almond Flour Pizza:

Set the oven to 425

Mix up dry ingredients, and seasonings in a large bowl.

Add eggs and almond milk, and mix well. The batter will be runnier than you expect, not at all like pizza dough, but this is ok.

Spread the batter out on a greased cookie sheet with a rubber spatula.

Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with sauce, cheese, and toppings of your choosing.

–Looking for a delicious pizza sauce? Try this Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe!

Bake 10 more minutes.

This pizza will feed two, possibly four people, if you have a salad too.

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Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • seasonings such as basil, sage, or oregano
  • 2 eggs if doubling the recipe, just use 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup almond milk more or less

Toppings:

  • Pizza Sauce
  • Cheese
  • Sliced veggies, pepperoni, sausage or other desired toppings

Instructions

  1. Set the oven to 425
  2. Mix up dry ingredients, and seasonings in a large bowl.
  3. Add eggs and almond milk, and mix well. The batter will be runnier than you expect, not at all like pizza dough, but this is ok.
  4. Spread the batter out on a greased cookie sheet with a rubber spatula.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with sauce, cheese, and toppings of your choosing.
  6. Bake 10 more minutes.

Recipe Notes

This is for a thin crust pizza, but if you want it thicker, just double it. This pizza will feed two, possibly four people, if you have a salad too.

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Another thing I make frequently is chocolate chip cookies. I am a chocolate chip cookie fanatic! I can attest that everyone who has tried these cookies LOVES them. This recipe is super easy, and fast! The cookies bake in about 7-10 minutes, depending on how brown you like them. I want to note that if you make them with store-bought, blanched almond flour, you will need to flatten them out a bit before baking; for some reason, they don’t spread. With our homemade flour, this will not be a problem.

What you need:

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • somewhere between 1/4 and 1/2 cup honey, depending on how sweet you want them
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • dark chocolate chips

How to make Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Set the oven to 350

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add honey, and coconut oil. Mix until well blended, and then add chocolate chips.

Place the dough onto a cookie sheet in tablespoon-size balls. Bake for 7-10 minutes.

I usually get about 21 cookies from this recipe, and eat at least three as soon as they are cool enough to handle! If you don’t cool them adequately, they will crumble, so be patient.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • somewhere between 1/4 and 1/2 cup honey depending on how sweet you want them
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
  • dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Set the oven to 350
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add honey, and coconut oil. Mix until well blended, and then add chocolate chips.
  3. Place the dough onto a cookie sheet in tablespoon-size balls.
  4. Bake for 7-10 minutes.

Recipe Notes

I usually get about 21 cookies from this recipe, and eat at least three as soon as they are cool enough to handle! If you don't cool them adequately, they will crumble, so be patient.

Almond Flour Bread Recipe

Just to round things out, here is my bread recipe. I often make it with 1/2 almond flour, 1/2 amaranth, because it is just SO tasty, but it works well with just almond flour too.

What you need:

  • 1 cup almond flour (or 1/2 cup almond, 1/2 cup ground amaranth)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup nut butter of your choosing-I use almond
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 egg whites (this invites you to make hollandaise later with the yolks!)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar

How to Make Almond Flour Bread:

Set the oven to 350 and line a bread pan with parchment paper.

Whisk the dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl mix your wet ingredients, except vinegar. Add in dry ingredients, and then add the vinegar.

Pour into lined baking pan and bake 45 minutes.

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Almond Flour Bread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour or 1/2 cup almond, 1/2 cup ground amaranth
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup nut butter of your choosing-I use almond
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 egg whites this invites you to make hollandaise later with the yolks!
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Set the oven to 350 and line a bread pan with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk the dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl mix your wet ingredients, except vinegar. Add in dry ingredients, and then add the vinegar.
  3. Pour into lined baking pan and bake 45 minutes.

Recipe Notes

I often make this bread with 1/2 almond flour, 1/2 amaranth, because it is just SO tasty, but it works well with just almond flour too.

Looking for ideas for using your Homemade Almond milk?  Here are a few more recipes that you may want to try:

Homemade Snow Ice Cream
Three Ingredient Biscuits
Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe
Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe
The Best Healthy Breakfast Smoothies

You can find lots more recipes for using Almond Flour and Almond Milk online of course, but these will get you started. Happy baking!

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Do you make your own almond flour or milk? What’s your favorite way to use it?

Hi there! My name is Shari Doty, and I am a Primal health coach, and Little House fan! I live on the central coast of California, with my husband Rick, and our large, yellow Labrador Retriever, Cooper.


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