June 30, 2023
Posted: May 1, 2022 3:00 am
This Trendy Ingredient is a Tasty Addition to Many Recipes
In recent years, there has been a shift towards eating healthier, and looking for alternative ways to enjoy what you want in a better-for-you way. This has included foods in general, in addition to ingredients, and flour is no exception. Almond flour has been a trendy ingredient as of late since it is a bit healthier than standard white flour.
Since almond flour is all the rage as an alternative, check out these 10+ foolproof recipes that make the most out of this ingredient.
Recipe #1: The Best Paleo Zucchini Bread
Flecked with fresh zucchini, a burst of cinnamon and sweet coconut sugar, this sweet and gluten-free zucchini bread is just the snack or breakfast you need. Perfectly moist, it is also free of refined sugars and low in carbs. Too good to be true! Make a couple loaves and freeze one to enjoy the goodness for longer.
Recipe #2: Keto Breaded Chicken Cutlets
Yes, you can have tasty comfort foods on a keto diet! These low-carb chicken cutlets are good by themselves or in other dishes—try pieces with a squeeze or lemon of topped with sauce for an excellent chicken parmesan.
Recipe #3: Almond Flour Apple Cake
This apple cake is a healthy cake recipe that comes together with apples, maple syrup and almond flour in about 15 minutes. It only uses 10 ingredients, and is an ideal coffee cake for fall or entertaining. Top with slivered almonds for a nice presentation.
Finally, a cake that is moist and buttery, but has only 3 grams of net carbs per serving! Grab some blanched almond flour, large eggs, melted coconut oil, granulated sugar, almond milk, baking powder and vanilla extract. Note that while the batter may be thicker than that of a regular cake, that is normal and expected when using almond flour! Top with some fresh berries.
Recipe #5: Almond Flour Brownies
Sweet and decadent, the naturally grain-free pan of brownies is a delicious end to any meal. For healthier portions, cut the brownies into bite-size pieces or freeze half of the pan to enjoy later. These are a great “once in a while” treat.
Recipe #6: Low Carb Keto Mozzarella Sticks Recipe
These keto mozzarella sticks are super easy to make and the breading makes them extra crispy. Packed with protein, fiber and calcium, dip in a pure low-sugar mozzarella sauce for a tasty appetizer or meal—just be sure to balance things with a salad or plenty of greens!
Recipe #7: 3-Ingredient Vegetable Nuggets
These baked nuggets only need chopped broccoli and or cauliflower, carrots and almond flour. Paleo-friendly, these are just as tasty as their fried counterparts. Enjoy some now and keep the rest in an airtight container for a few days—then reheat and dig in!
Recipe #8: Veggie Fritters
Gluten free and paleo, these low carb fritters will be a favorite with the family—kids and adults alike! Each fritter packs in about 1/3 cup of carrot, zucchini and squash, making it even easier to get your veggies.
Recipe #9: The Best Almond Flour Cookies
With chewy edges and a soft center, these delectable cookies come together in only about 30 minutes. Mix wet ingredients before adding them to the dry additions to make for tastier cookies. For a healthier twist, substitute brown sugar for coconut sugar and dairy butter for the vegan, plant-based version.
Recipe #10: No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Featuring 4 grams of net carbs, these no-bake protein balls take just minutes to make. Peanut butter, protein powder, almond flour, chia seeds, maple sugar, vanilla extract and sugar-free chocolate chips are delicious when mixed together. Chill them for a nice treat on warm-weather adventures.
Recipe #11: 4-Ingrdient Almond Flour Crackers
Almond flour, ground flax seed, sea salt and water make a hearty dough that is sliced and baked into thin crackers. Enjoy them plain, with hummus or as an accompaniment to any dip you choose.
Recipe #12: Paleo Strawberry Shortcake
This is strawberry shortcake with an almond twist. A dense cake with minimal sweetening comes to life with a whipped cream and strawberry topping. Who said low-carb equaled boring? Add some water and put some strawberries in a blender for a smooth strawberry sauce without the added sugar.
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