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Milling Your Own Almond Flour
« on: August 05, 2012, 06:50:31 PM »
Has anyone ever milled their own almond flour with a food processor? Umpa..I know you said you had. Did it come out more coarse and oilier? I'm trying to lighten up my breads and just can't figure it out! HELP!!!! Also..how do I order Zero? I LOVE THAT STUFF! Congats Doug! It's been a while since I've been on the site and am really enjoying it. Beckie
Can someone explain why some of us repel so long when the answer is right in front of us? Oh well, at least we finally get it!

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Re: Re: Milling Your Own Almond Flour
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2012, 10:38:15 AM »
i will be back next week and we can chat.tony mills his own.:)

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Re: Milling Your Own Almond Flour
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2012, 12:21:45 PM »
Hi Beckie! :)

First of all, it's nice to hear from you again! ;D ;D ;D
It's been a long time.

I normally buy my almond flour at the store (Bob's Red Mill brand) or online here;
http://www6.netrition.com/now_almond_flour_page.html

I have milled almond flour from plain unsalted almonds with a food processor many times.
The trick is not to pulse for too long at each button press.
Pulse in VERY short bursts. Otherwise, the almonds' oil will come out more quickly.
Pulse with short bursts until you get the consistency you're looking for.

Also keep in mind that some batches of almonds are oilier than others.
This can effect the outcome.

Almond skins also cause the end product to be a bit more brown and "gritty".
But that's OK... That "grit" (or coarseness) is almost pure fiber! :)

The skins can be removed by first blanching the almonds boiling water.
But you'll lose the benefit of the fiber you'll need on a high protein regimen like FTS. ;)

You can order your FTS Zero here;
http://www.shop.fattoskinny.com/

I hope this info helps you!

Tony
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Re: Milling Your Own Almond Flour
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2012, 01:00:26 PM »
Hi Beckie it's nice to hear from you again!   :D  Tony is right here.  That is what I do all the time as well.  one thing though....if you freeze your almonds like I do, be sure to let them come to room temperature first  ;)   Short burst is the way to go.   You can sift it as you go also.  Just throw the big stuff back in.  Once I get it where it won't go any smaller, I like to save some of the bigger stuff to use as a corn meal replacement.  The best part is you can save $$$  ;D ;D

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Re: Re: Milling Your Own Almond Flour
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2012, 12:19:14 PM »
Becky I am in san deigo we can chat when I get back8)

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Re: Milling Your Own Almond Flour
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012, 03:39:13 PM »
Ya'll might already know this or know of a cheaper way to purchase raw almonds to make flour from.  If you do ~ let me know okay?

Whole Foods has a bulk section.  In that area there is a Trail Mix Bar that is $5.99 per pound.  The almonds, walnuts, etc are wayyyyyy cheaper off of the Bar than in the bulk bins. 

Anyone know of cheaper than $5.99 per pound?

Kim



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Re: Milling Your Own Almond Flour
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2012, 04:26:16 PM »
Hi Kim   I buy my almonds at Sam's club for about $12-$14 for a 3 lb bag.    I can't seem to find them on their web site to get their exact price.  I can only find their almonds that are already roasted that is $9.48 for 48oz   grrrrr  (that is a great price by the way  ;) It's hard to beat 20 cents per oz for a great snack!!  )  A lot of their nuts are put out as a seasonal item when everyone is doing their holiday baking.  That is the best time and when I stock up.  They store great in the freezer  ;D   I'm sure Cosco has them as well for about the same price...

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Re: Milling Your Own Almond Flour
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2012, 08:51:11 PM »
Thanks Toosweet - I am a member of Sam's so I will ck it out  :)