Using Almond Flour For Keto Baking and Frying

During the first pandemic lockdown in 2020, I bought a package of almond flour because I wasn’t able to get any all-purpose flour. I had never cooked with almond flour before and learned there are many benefits. It’s naturally gluten-free, which makes it an excellent choice for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Almond flour is low in carbohydrates compared to wheat flour, which makes it a great option for people on a low-carb or keto diet. It’s rich in healthy fats and protein, which can help you feel full and satisfied. And almond flour is quite nutrient dense, providing a good source of vitamin E, magnesium, and other essential nutrients.

Almond flour can be used in a wide variety of recipes, including baked goods, pancakes, and even as a breading for meats, which is what I was buying the flour for. Now that the pandemic demand for all types of flour has long subsided and I can have my pick of all the flours again, it turns out I still like using almond flour for frying meat. I find that the best almond flour for making a keto dish is Anita’s, which is made from organic almonds. It’s light and crisps up perfectly when I fry with it. Recently I made a keto chicken parm recipe using it, and it was so easy to work with.

This was a really easy dish to make, just beat some eggs, press the chicken breasts (cut into thin cutlets) firmly in the almond flour which I’ve used instead of the traditional breadcrumbs. I like a lot of Italian seasoning, garlic and parmesan, but you can really add whatever spices you like.

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After you’ve fried the cutlets, put them into a baking pan, cover with tomato sauce and cheese, and bake at 350. I add tons of basil after and it’s delicious.

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Anitas-Keto-Chicken-Parm-Anita-Almond-FlourI order my Anita’s Organic Almond Flour online at Well.ca, where shipping is always free with a $49 order in the GTA. Anita’s Organic Mill offers a wide range of certified organic baking ingredients produced locally in Chilliwack, B.C. including flours, grains, dried fruits, nuts, seeds and legumes. A great Canadian-made choice for those cooking for gluten-free diets.

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