New to baking with almond flour? Here's how to measure it for the best results.
Almond flour is a great gluten-free, grain-free flour, but it can be a bit tricky to measure consistently. If you're having trouble with how your baked goods are turning out, try measuring your almond flour by weight instead of using a measuring cup.
To demonstrate the difference, I tested several 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 you would brown sugar resulted in 108 to 112 grams.
- Firmly packing the almond flour resulted in 115 to 120 grams.
That's a huge variation in how much is in a cup! So you can see how you measure your almond flour can really affect how a recipe turns out.
When you measure by weight, you get the exact same amount every time so your recipes are more accurate. 100 grams of almond flour equals one cup.
How to measure almond flour the easy way
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!
Now that you know how to measure almond flour, try these Easy Almond Flour Recipes For Your Favorite Baked Goods.