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Old 11-27-2011, 03:53   #1
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Default Almond Flour has anyone tried this ?

I read a book that said Almond flour is low carb high fat and a good substitute for regualr for baking.

has anyone had any experiences with this. ? I'm wondering if it would spike my sugar. I miss baking.

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Prob'ly not, Kim . . . most of us use it quite a lot. Click over to our recipes board & you'll find scads of uses for almond flour. But you can't just swap out the regular wheat flour for almond - it's a whole different way of baking.




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Almond flour requires some type of binder to hold it together, wheat glutien, xanthum gum, pysillum, etc

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I have been using Almond flour for many years as a sub for flour. I make cookies, muffins, breads and bagels with it. I usually mix it with flaxseed or coconut flour for the best results. When you first start using it sometimes you have to experiment a little to get the right consistency. Luckily MCS does a lot of the experimenting for us. Check out his recipes in the Recipe forum. Almond Flour never spikes me and often will lower my bgs.

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ditto....no problems at all

I just tried Optimist's Crackers with home made Brazil Nut flour...apparently they're 75% lower in carbs...they were on special so I bought some...worked a treat!

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Don't forget it's easy to make your own almond flour in a food processor, just buy the almonds in bulk and whirl them up! I am looking forward to trying it in my banana bread recipe.

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Don't forget it's easy to make your own almond flour in a food processor, just buy the almonds in bulk and whirl them up! I am looking forward to trying it in my banana bread recipe.
Hey Tiger - I'm going to take this thread off topic for a sec and welcome you to our cozy little forum! I've been following you around for the last hour & haven't had a good chance to greet you, so this is it! Hello & welcome aboard!

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Hey Tiger - I'm going to take this thread off topic for a sec and welcome you to our cozy little forum! I've been following you around for the last hour & haven't had a good chance to greet you, so this is it! Hello & welcome aboard!

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Thank you so very much! I am so excited to see that there's an entire section for recipes!

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Kimberly, I use a lot of almond flour. I also use unsweetened almond milk, which is very low carb and low calorie. I add 4 to 5 pkts. of sweetener to the container so I can drink it by the glass, and it can be used in cooking and baking.

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DW makes some great muffins with almond flour. I don't use it much; I find it oes raise my BGs. Thare are carbs in almonds.

I use coconut flour some. I make pizza with it. Awesome stuff!

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