Almond Powder

Almond powder is made from ground almonds. It can be used in baking and cooking to add almond flavor without the crunch of whole almonds. Almond powder has a very fine texture so it mixes in smoothly to batters and doughs. It's great for making almond cakes, cookies, muffins, and breads. Almond powder works well in pancake and waffle mixes too. It also blends easily into smoothies and shakes. Some people add a spoonful of almond powder to their oatmeal or yogurt for extra nutrition. Unlike whole almonds, the powder won't make recipes chunky. Almond powder can be found at most large grocery stores near the other baking ingredients. It's usually with the flours or in the natural foods section. For the best flavor, store almond powder in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.