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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Make Almond flour (meal) in the food processor

Just to see, I tried making almond flour in my Kitchen Aid brand food processor.  
The dark, on the top, is the almond 'flour' (it's more a cornmeal texture) that I made in my food processor with the standard metal knife blade, the bottom lighter flour (because it's been in my freezer) is what my friend and I made in her Vitamix.  I honestly am pretty pleased with my food-processor for making this almond flour.  With the Vitamix we had to process the almonds at just the right speed, about one cup at a time. In my food processor I filled the bowl about 2/3 full and just let it whir for a few minutes.  My food processor almond flour is a little more coarse than what the Vitamix did, but it worked for us.

My food processor didn't make almond butter out of just the almonds (the Vitamix can), so I added about a tablespoon of coconut oil.  It did make a 'crunchy' almond butter that we love with the coconut oil.  About one tablespoon to 4 cups of almonds.  We used the soaked then dehydrated almonds that I did a few weeks back.
No doubt the Vitamix would make better smoothies, but I'm just fine with sticking with my food processor now. That seems almost like blasphemy with home cooks; I hear about how much everyone loves their Vitamix all the time.  Am I the only one who thinks that maybe a Vitamix isn't worth the price? Or do you love yours to death?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

sure, i wouldn't mind having a vitamix - but seriously, there are soooo expensive - i can buy a lot of coconut oil and raw honey w/ all that money!

March 2, 2010 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger jeepifer said...

I make small batches in my Magic Bullet using the grinding blade (the one that looks like \___x___/). Works great!

March 2, 2010 at 2:50 PM  
Anonymous Mrs. Money said...

I want a Vitamix soooo badly! But they are so expensive :(

March 2, 2010 at 3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No vitamix here, but I have this old fashioned food processor that was my mom's from the 1970's. I swear, it works so well. If/when it dies, I'm just going to replace it with another food processor.

March 3, 2010 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Kael said...

My mom has a Vitamix that I've used many times, but I've never been impressed enough to buy my own. I'm perfectly happy with my food processor and no-frills blender.

March 3, 2010 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger Erik & Rebeca said...

I love my vita-mix for making smoothies, etc; it's like a super-power blender. However, I've not been impressed with it for other functions, like doing nut butters, etc.

March 3, 2010 at 3:23 PM  
Anonymous Starlene said...

I know Vitamix are supposed to be THE thing to get, but I use my Magic Bullet for just about everything, including almond flour.

March 3, 2010 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger stacey said...

I am terrible about keeping my food processor handy. That is my I should solve,huh?!!

March 3, 2010 at 6:48 PM  

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