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Trader Joe’s Almond Flour: The Ultimate Gluten-Free Ingredient

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Trader Joe’s Almond flour is a great low-carb and gluten-free substitute for regular flour and makes really good cookies or breading for fried fish or chicken. This blanched almond flour is super high in fiber and has a tad more calories than normal flour.

If you buy similar almond flour at places like Whole Foods you’ll end up paying a lot more per ounce. Just keep in mind that sometimes baking with almond flour makes baked goods come out dense and not as risen as regular four.

This imparts a good flavor in any recipe that you would use flour in, and since TJ’s almond flour is so low carb, you can have multiple cookies and not feel guilty!

Nutritional Facts

SERVING SIZE: 1/4 cup(30g)

CALORIES PER SERVING: 110

Total Fat0 g0%
Saturated Fat0 g0%
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium0 mg0%
Total Carbohydrate23 g8%
Dietary Fiberless than 1 g3%
Total Sugars0 g
Added Sugars0 g0%
Protein3 g
Vitamin D0 mcg0%
Calcium0 mg0%
Iron0.4 mg2%
Potassium30 mg0%

Trader Joe’s Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

I hope you’re not tired of Greek Almond Cookies, because here’s one more.  These Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies are from the recipe on the back of the Trader Joe’s blanched almond flour bag. Trader Joe’s calls them Baker Josef’s Unbelievable Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I’m just calling them Trader Joe’s Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies so I’ll remember where I found the recipe.   It will come in handy if I need to make something gluten-free.

Whether it’s making pancakes for dinner, a roux for dinnertime gravy, or a cake for dessert, there is one staple no kitchen should be without… flour. Trader Joe’s Organic Unbleached All-Purpose Flour is exactly that, nothing more. And while simple, as with all Trader Joe’s products, this one has a story

Trader Joe's Almond Flour The Ultimate Gluten-Free Ingredient

Almond Flour Vs Wheat Flour

Compared to wheat flour the almond flour gives the cookies a bit of almond flavor and a soft and slightly crumbly texture. And while I used blanched almond flour, I think an almond meal (which is darker) would be good here.

Also, the cookies are noticeably less sweet. They are pretty thick if you bake the dough immediately, but if you chill it overnight or freeze it they should bake up even thicker (taller). Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with sugar, but the recipe should work with Swerve should you wish to lower the carbs a bit. 

However, I’m a big fan of the Brown Sugar Swerve which doesn’t leave as much of an aftertaste. You could go a step further and use chopped sugar-free chocolate, too.

Ingredients for Cookies

  • 1 stick unsalted or salted butter 114 grams
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar 50 grams
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar 50 grams
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt or use 1/2 if using unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups Trader Joe’s fine almond flour 260 grams
  • 1 cup chocolate chips I recommend bittersweet mixed with semisweet
  • 1/2 cup or so of toasted walnuts coarsely chopped

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the softened butter and both sugars until creamy. Beat in the egg and egg white, then beat in the vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the almond flour until it is well blended, then stir in the chocolate and nuts
  • Using a medium cookie scoop or a tablespoon, drop rounds onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for about 12 to 15 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned
  • Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack and let them cool completely

FAQs

What is Trader Joe’s Almond Flour?

Trader Joe’s Almond Flour is a type of flour made from ground almonds. It is a popular ingredient for gluten-free and low-carb baking.

Is Trader Joe’s Almond Flour gluten-free?

Yes, it is gluten-free, as it is made entirely from almonds.

Can Trader Joe’s Almond Flour be used as a substitute for regular options in recipes?

Yes, It can be used as a substitute for regular flour in many recipes, although, it is important to note that it has a different texture and may not always work as a one-to-one substitute

What are some recipes that use Trader Joe’s Almond Flour?

It can be used in a variety of recipes, such as almond flour pancakes, almond flour cookies, almond flour bread, and almond flour pizza crust.

Does it need to be refrigerated?

It does not need to be refrigerated, but it is best stored in a cool, dry place to maintain its freshness.

More Interesting Ideas

Keto Trader Joe’s Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

 I have not tested a keto Trader Joe’s Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie, but other bakers have made the cookies keto with these changes: 

 However, Use 2 whole eggs instead of one egg and one white, omit both sugars, and use 1/2 cup of granular Swerve. Add two drops of liquid stevia to neutralize the cooling effect of the Swerve, use Lily’s chocolate chips. Although, you may want to increase the vanilla. 

Conclusion

In conclusion, Trader Joe’s Almond Flour is a versatile and healthy ingredient. However, It is used in a variety of recipes for gluten-free and low-carb baking. It is entirely from ground almonds and is naturally gluten-free.

While it can be used as a substitute for regular flour in many recipes, it has a different texture and may require some experimentation to achieve the desired results.

Overall, Trader Joe’s Almond Flour is a great option for those looking to add some variety to their baking and incorporate more healthy ingredients into their diet.

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