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Almond flour is the perfect healthy flour to use in gluten-free baking! Here are the best almond flour recipes, from cookies to waffles.

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Almond flour has become a popular healthy flour to use in gluten free baking! What is it? Almond flour is essentially finely ground almonds. It makes a delightfully chewy chocolate chip cookie and a crispy, crunchy quiche crust. While it can’t be swapped for all-purpose flour as a one-for-one substitute, combined with other ingredients it makes for a lovely texture that’s nutrient dense and protein packed. Alex and I love making almond flour recipes: here we’ve rounded up our favorites and a little more about this tasty flour!

Almond flour vs almond meal: what’s the difference?

Good question! Both are made from ground almonds. Almond flour is made from blanched almonds (almonds with their skins removed) and is ground very finely. Almond meal contains the skins, making it brown in color instead of off-white, and has a coarser grind than almond flour. (Read more here: Almond Meal vs Almond Flour.)

In many recipes you can use the almond flour and almond meal interchangeably. But to get the right texture, some recipes absolutely need the almond meal since it’s fluffier! The chocolate chip skillet cookie below really needs almond flour: if it’s made with almond meal it’s much too dense. However, the chocolate almond cake below can be made with either one!

The bottom line: Make sure to follow exactly what the recipe specifies, especially for items that need a fluffy texture like cookies and waffles.

Can you make almond flour at home?

You can! However, unlike oat flour which is very easy to make at home, almond flour is harder because you need blanched almonds and you need to get the almonds to a very fine texture. Therefore, we tend to buy almond flour at the store; these days it’s available at most grocery stores. Head here if you’d like to try making homemade almond flour.

But let’s get to the recipes already!

And now…our top almond flour recipes!

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Almond flour pancakes

Almond Flour Recipes: Pancakes & More!

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Try these almond flour pancakes: light, fluffy and so full of flavor they’ll become your go-to recipe. Everyone will ask for seconds!


  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • 2 ½ tablespoons sugar
  • ½ tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons neutral oil
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. In a medium bowl, mix the almond flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. 
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, neutral oil, and vanilla extract. Add the dries and stir to combine. 
  3. Lightly grease a skillet with butter and wipe off extra grease with a paper towel. Heat the skillet over low heat. Pour ¼ cup of the batter into small circles. Cook the pancakes until the bubbles pop on the top and the bottoms are golden: low and slow is the key! Then gently flip them and cook until golden on the other side: take care as they are a bit more fragile than a standard pancake. 
  4. Cook the remaining batter, adjusting the heat as necessary (the skillet can get very hot on the second batch). Place the cooked pancakes under an inverted bowl to keep them warm. Serve immediately with maple syrup.


Make sure to use almond flour in this recipe. Do not use almond meal, which is coarser and made from almonds with skins. Almond flour is ground more finely and is made with blanched almonds, which have no skins.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Last updated: May 2021

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. bryan brody Legere says:

    I have to say – the both of you (I am saying this as if the both of you are in fact – the “Yin to the Yang” 50/50 – equals in your blog (& if not the case let that be let to believe) because I find that your entire blog – definitely had something that captured my mind & had me loving reading everything written – I mean even the ones I wouldn’t be in need to make due to fussy ones around & myself having OCD!!! I will also tell You in all my years online – only 2 others blogger’s have I commented on (my first fave one is “momsdish”) the second would be someone who took hold of me the way You 2 have – then now your the third) I only added that last part to allow you to know I am not that individual that comments on every site I happen to read!! Sorry for the length of this (ADD/ADHD/OCD) Makes everything a long mix-mashed – words & hoping I have made my point Clear Is my only hope!! 2 both have just the right amount of (it would be your knowledge of just what that would be) to make – well speaking for myself – a warm welcome feeling of family & friends & this time of year – that is all every is (or should be) seeking & with too much spoken already – I thank you & wish your entire family a Great Holidays🤗🙂🙃 xoxo “bb”

    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      Thank you! All the best ☺️