We love baking with almond flour. For one, it’s gluten-free (which automatically makes us like it), but it’s also easy to use and results in baked goods with amazing texture! When Nuts.com told us about the health benefits of almonds, we had two thoughts. One- we need to share this health info with all of you, and two- did our love for almond flour grow even more? (Yes it did). Did you know one serving of almonds gives you 35% of your daily value of vitamin E, or that almonds can help lower your cholesterol? Take a look at the infographics below or follow this link (scroll to bottom) to learn more. With your newfound love of almonds, check out our almond flour quiche recipe at the bottom of this post! What’s your favorite way to incorporate almonds in your diet? Tell us!
Almond Flour Base
-1 1/2 cups almond flour
-1/4 cup oil (we use grapeseed or olive oil)
-A pinch of salt
-A little water (a teaspoon or two)
-Dried herbs (we used a pinch of dried thyme)
Mix ingredients together with a fork and press it into a pie tin or tart pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes and allow to cool slightly while preparing the inside of the quiche.
-3 green onions, chopped
-1/4 cup green pepper, chopped
-1 medium tomato, chopped
-1 chicken breast, browned and diced
In a bowl whisk together:
-1/2 cup milk (or milk alternative)
-Pinch of salt and a little pepper
Add chopped veggies and chicken to the bowl and stir to combine.
Add 1/2 cup goat cheese (omit if you need this to be dairy free or add a non-dairy cheese alternative). Mix to combine.
Pour mixture into pan with pre-baked crust. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes or until top is no longer “wet and wiggly.”
Cool for 30 minutes before serving. (If you serve items made with almond flour before they are cooled, they might crumble).