Almond flour is a great gluten-free, grain-free flour, but it can be a bit tricky to measure consistently. I tested a couple different methods for this post. One cup measured with the spoon and sweep method I learned in home ec (spooning the flour into the measuring cup and leveling off the top with a knife) weighed 77 to 84 grams. Scooping with the measuring cup and leveling off the top weighed 91 to 92 grams. Measuring by lightly packing like brown sugar resulted in 108 to 112 grams and firmly packing the almond flour resulted in 115 to 120 grams. So you can see how you measure your almond flour can really affect how a recipe turns out.
I always weigh almond flour when baking. Here's how to do it:
- Set your dry ingredient bowl on a digital scale then turn it on. It should read 0 grams.
- Pour almond flour into bowl until you reach the desired weight.
- Put away the scale and add the rest of your dry ingredients.
Your almond flour is accurately measured – no measuring cup to wash!