Not all almond flour is created equally

Let's demystify almond flour. 

When purchasing almond flour for baking, the following tips may help.

Particle size - look for an almond flour that is finely milled, almost looks like a powder - this will yield the lightest baked goods - whether you are making your own macaroons, breads, muffins or cakes.  A smaller particle size means your final product will be less dense or gritty.

Clean flour - many flours on the market contain a lot of specs or skins..look for an almond flour that is for baking.

Consider the source - farms operate in different ways, understand where the processing takes place and if the producer uses sustainable farming practices.

Blanched almond flour is grounded almonds without the skins and is not bleached.