The Gluten Free Almond Flour cookbook

Heart-healthy recipes

Elana Amsterdam, author of The Gluten-Free Almond-Flour Cookbook shares three fabulous gluten-free almond flour recipes.

High in antioxidants, protein, fiber and heart-healthy fats, almond flour doesn't need to be combined with other flours, tastes delicious and can be transformed into breakfasts, entrees, baked goods and more.

Have your gluten-free recipes fallen flat or left you craving those wheat-laden products your family can no longer eat? Are you tired of mixing various flours and other ingredients you don't normally have in your pantry to achieve a gluten-free combination suitable for baked goods? If your gluten-free mission to keep gluten out of your family's diet feels more arduous than heroic, perhaps you should take a gluten-free almond flour approach.

scones

Gluten-Free Orange Apricot Scones

Serves 16

Unlike most scones that have chunks of dried fruit and nuts, the fruit in these scones is pureed, creating a uniquely smooth consistency.

Dry ingredients:

  • 3 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Wet ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil 3 tablespoons agave nectar 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. In a blender, combine wet ingredients and process on high for 1 minute or until smooth. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  3. Drop the batter, in scant 1/4-cup amounts, 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the scone comes out clean. Let the scones cool for 30 minutes then serve.
salmon burger

Gluten-Free Salmon Dill Burgers

Serves 4

Instead of breadcrumbs, almond flour lends its binding qualities and mild flavor to these scrumptious salmon burgers.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound skinless salmon fillet, rinsed, patted dry, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine salmon, almond flour, eggs, lemon zest, dill and salt. Form mixture into 2-inch patties.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties 4 to 6 minutes per side, until golden brown. Transfer patties to a paper towel-lined plate and serve.

gluten-free chocolate cake

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Serves 8

This recipe will make a single layer cake that can be decadently topped with a whipped cream or marshmallow frosting. To make a double layer cake, simply double the ingredients and use two cake pans.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups blanched almond flour plus more for dusting
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup agave nectar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch cake pan with grapeseed oil and dush with almond flour.
  2. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda. In a medium-sized bowl, combine agave, eggs and vanilla. Stir the wet ingredients into the almond flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Scoop batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cake cool in the pan for 1 hour, then serve.

More heart-healthy almond recipes

Recipes with almond butter
Almond meal recipes
Cooking with almond milk

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Comments on "Gluten-free almond flour recipes"

judyrose18@@gmail.com July 29, 2013 | 12:41 PM

recipies look great I'll try some. thanx!

Amy April 05, 2013 | 8:03 AM

The picture of the scones looks like they were cut out but the recipe says to drop the batter onto the pan. How thick did you roll out the batter to get the scones as pictured? Thank you!

Sharon Vollett February 13, 2011 | 1:53 PM

I would like to know if you can substitute the gluten free scones orange apricot for blueberry? I like the recipe, but want blueberries instead. Thanks.

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