It’s the million-dollar question: “Are almonds gluten free?” And the priceless answer is: yes. Courtesy of foods like almonds, gluten-free doesn’t have to mean flavor-free or fun-free.
Getting More Out of Gluten-Free
Almonds are endlessly versatile and always enjoyable, so for those living with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, they’re the pantry essential you don’t want to live without.
Ten Tips to Eating Gluten-Free with Almonds
- Add creamy perfection to your morning cup o’ joe or your favorite gluten-free cereal with a splash of almond milk.
- Take back baked goods by using almond flour as a substitute for regular flour.
- Get the gluten-free festivities pumping by serving whole, natural almonds as a crowd-pleasing, gluten-free party snack.
- Give your side dish an extra kick of crunch by sprinkling sliced or slivered almonds on top. Flavored varieties can spice up or sweeten the deal.
- Use almond flour or crushed almonds instead of breadcrumbs as a coating on fish or poultry. Is it dinnertime yet?
- Snack on a handful of whole almonds anywhere anytime. No gluten equals no worries.
- Give traditional crackers a run for their money and crunch into almond crackers (homemade or store-bought) as a snack. Your cheese platter won’t mind them one bit either.
- Use almond butter to thicken up smoothies or slather it on gluten-free bread at lunch. You can lick your fingers too—just make sure no one’s looking.
- Swap crispy croutons with crunchy almonds for a more satisfying (and likely, more sensational) salad.
- Give chocolate desserts an added crunch without any added gluten by making almonds part of the mix. Health bonus: almonds and dark chocolate are an antioxidant match made in heaven.
Gluten-Free, Flavor-Full Recipes
To all the gluten-free folks out there, there’s just one thing you need to know: we’ve got you covered. With the help of Elana Amsterdam, author of The Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook, and Chef John Csukor, we developed exclusive recipes, just for you! Not to mention we also have more than 100 additional options in our growing recipe center.
Gluten Freedom with Almond Flour
Start those ovens, everyone (and we do mean everyone) because almond flour has the power to meet all your gluten-free baking needs while also adding top-shelf nutrition and flavor to all your favorite recipes.
Look to stock your stash of this pantry must-have wherever gluten-free products are sold. Note: if you can’t find it, it may be in the refrigerator or freezer section or stores, or you can even make your own by grinding whole almonds in a food processor.
Almond Flour Fast Facts
- Unlike many gluten free flours that contain several different inclusions, almond flour has just one ingredient (surprise, it’s almonds) with a slightly sweet, buttery taste ideal for sweet or savory recipes.
- Far from being gritty or dry, almond flour has a smooth texture that’s picture-perfect for baking. Almond meal, on the other hand, has a slightly coarser texture and is made from whole almonds ground with the skin on. Most baking recipes call for almond flour, so keep tabs on that if you’re substituting.
- A one cup serving of almond flour bakes protein (23g), fiber (12g), antioxidants and calcium (235mg) into every creation. Click here for the full nutrition lowdown.