At Mitchell's Fruit for Less I noticed there are bulk quantities of Polenta (corn meal) and Almond meal.
At Woolworths it is $33/kg in small bags ranging from 110g to 250g. Mitchell's Fruit for Less sels 1KG of Almond Meal for $13.99. That's a BIG saving.
There are many recipes where Almond Meal can replace other flours. It is widely used in muffins, crumble, cheesecake bases, friands, biscuits, cakes and pancakes. Mmm.. pancakes.
I've tried buckwheat pancakes but now to try out a new recipe I found today.
The lesson is learned is that the more uses you can find for an ingredient the more motivation to buy it in bulk and save yourself money over time. The one thing I have heard about Almond Meal is that when making macaroons don't freeze Almond Meal because you'll lose the 'feet' or frilly part that is so attractive.
- 1 cup almond flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup water (for puffier pancakes, you can use sparkling water)
- 2 T oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 T sweetener
References:Preparation:Mix ingredients together and cook as you would other pancakes. I like to use a nonstick pan with a little oil. The only real difference is that they won't "bubble" on top the same way as regular pancakes. Flip them when the underside is brown.
Serve with sugar-free maple syrup, Easy Three Berry Syrup, strawberry topping, or other low carb topping.
Yield: Six 4-inch pancakes
Nutritional Information: Each pancake has 1 gram effective carbohydrate, plus 2 grams of fiber, 6 grams of protein, and 155 calories.