Traditional wheat flour has been the foundation for bread throughout history and remains the most common ingredient in homemade and store-bought bread today.
But as research comes out about the less-than-perfect health profile of wheat flour, more bread lovers are looking for ways to enjoy their toast and sandwiches without the wheat.
Almond flour has taken center stage as a popular wheat flour alternative and is featured in many commercially available baked goods. Home cooks and bakers are also getting more familiar with almond flour, and recipes are improving all the time.
Not to be confused with almond meal, which includes the outer skin of the nut, almond flour is simply the product of ground blanched almonds that are sifted into a fine flour.
Most importantly, almond flour is centrally featured as one of the main ingredients in our legendary Superfood Bread, which is changing lives across the country by making authentic, tasty, and healthy bread a reality for those with strict diets and fitness goals.
Let’s examine seven of the biggest benefits of almond flour and explain why we gave it a key role in our Superfood Bread.
1. Plenty Of Protein
We usually don’t think of bread as a protein-packed food, but with almond flour, it’s a different story. This flour is more than 20% protein by weight, and while it has a higher calorie count than regular flour, you get a lot more nutrients in every bite.
If you don’t yet know why protein is such a big deal, think of it as the building blocks for our muscles, organs, and systems that keep us strong and vital. You don’t need to intake as much as a pro bodybuilder, but most active folks should aim to have about 0.8 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight every day.
That’s easier said than done in a world where cheap carbs and fats dominate the grocery store, but with a few slices of almond flour-based bread, you can do a number on your recommended daily intake for protein.
Pile on some turkey slices, bacon bits, scrambled eggs, or the cheese of your choice, and you’ve turned a single slice of toast into a protein powerhouse.
The USDA Nutrient Database states that in a ¼ cup serving of almond flour, you get 6 grams of protein.
Considering that even the most “healthy” grocery store bread contains no more than 2 grams of protein per slice, you have a huge leg up by keeping Superfood Bread in your fridge.
2. High In Healthy Fats
Long gone are the days when we fear high-fat foods. Trends like the Atkins, South Beach, Paleo, and Keto diets have all helped repair the reputation of fat, as we realize its important role in metabolic function, energy levels, and overall vitality.
Of course, there are dramatic differences in the types of dietary fat you need to keep in mind as you shop around. Artificial trans fat, for example, is banned in the United States due to its dangerous impact on LDL cholesterol, which can lead to blockage formation in the arteries.
Luckily, almond flour contains some of the best fats available, such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These are the same healthy fats found in veggies, fish, nuts, and seeds. They’re the reason why the Mediterranean diet is so effective at battling heart disease.
With 11 grams of healthy fat in each slice of Superfood Bread, you can stay on track with Keto and keep your energy up all day long without feeling weighed down.
3. Low In Carbohydrates
Carbs have become a common enemy for the health and fitness crowd in the past couple of decades, but it’s important to remember that, like fat, the quality of different carbohydrate types varies greatly.
Walk down the center aisle of any grocery store, and you’ll see processed carbohydrates left and right. From the squishy, enriched-flour white bread to the “healthy” whole wheat alternatives, the core ingredients are the same, and they don’t offer a lot in terms of nutritional value.
These “fast” carbs contained in the majority of commercial bread are not inherently bad, but when consumed in high quantities, they can cause our blood sugar to go on a roller coaster ride and cause an excess of fat storage in all the wrong places on our bodies.
The few carbs that are found in almond flour are high quality, complex nutrients, rather than the fast-digesting sugars that make up most grocery store bread.
Whether you’re on a low-carb crusade or just want to have more even energy throughout the day, our Superfood Bread is the right stuff for the job with only two net carbs per slice.
Enjoy bread again without sweating the carb consequences, and enjoy up to five slices per day without surpassing the threshold for keto or paleo diets. How’s that for revolutionary bread?
4. A Feast Of Fiber
Fiber is viewed as an afterthought by most folks, and even health enthusiasts don’t realize how important this component is for digestion, blood sugar regulation, and a strong gut biome.
Scientists have discovered that 95% of Americans fail to get enough fiber in their diet, and our paleolithic ancestors had way more natural fiber in the foods they ate from the earth. A combination of genetic modification and other modern conveniences has left us totally fiber-deprived as a society.
Luckily, almond flour can help us out big time in the fiber department, with three grams in every quarter cup. Our Superfood Bread adds psyllium husk and flax to the mix to bring the fiber total to 9 grams per slice.
That’s a game-changing amount of fiber for anyone suffering gastrointestinal discomfort or other fiber deficient symptoms.
We even have a fiber challenge designed to cleanse the gut and reset your system for a healthier, more efficient digestive process. If you’re brave enough to take on the challenge, the results can be transformative.
5. Minimal Gluten
Gluten has become a bad word in the world of health and nutrition lately, with many people discovering they have an allergic sensitivity to the stretchy protein.
The gluten found in wheat flour is what keeps a lot of folks away from normal bread and why almond flour is becoming such a popular alternative.
Since almond flour contains no gluten, you end up with baked goods that almost anyone can eat, provided they don’t have a nut allergy as well.
While some gluten-free bread can be found in stores, the word on the street is that those products just don’t feel or taste like real bread, and almond flour fixes that.
Even if you haven’t been diagnosed with celiac disease or have shown intolerance to gluten, it may be worth trying a gluten-free or low-gluten lifestyle for a while to see how you feel without it. While our Superfood Bread is not certified gluten-free, since it’s made in a facility where other products are made with gluten, we do not add any products with gluten into our breads and we do everything we can to minimize contamination during the process.
6. Micronutrients Galore
We tend to focus on the big three macronutrients when assessing the healthiness of an ingredient, and almond flour definitely checks the boxes for protein, fat, and carbs.
But almond flour outperforms in terms of micronutrients as well, with an impressive breakdown of vitamins, minerals, and other key antioxidants that fight disease and boost overall health.
In every ¼ cup serving of almond flour, you get 35% of your daily vitamin E, 30% of your manganese, and 19% of your magnesium. It also contains high levels of calcium, copper, and phosphorous, which are all recommended as well.
Rather than getting your nutrients through the artificially enriched flour of white bread or taking a supplement in pill form, eat real food like almond flour bread and experience the benefits.
7. Great Texture And Flavor
How many times have you tried low-carb or gluten-free bread only to be sorely disappointed with the taste and texture? Those ingredients like tapioca starch and xanthan gum just don’t do the trick, creating a crumbly, dry loaf that should barely be considered bread.
Almond flour is way closer in its characteristics to real wheat flour, and our unique formula creates a true sourdough chew that also preserves that nutty, real bread flavor.
Make grilled cheese, french toast, or any other bread-based creation with Superfood Bread, and never worry about your slices crumbling or breaking down under the pressure.
Almond flour has been extremely promising as a wheat flour alternative, and we are thrilled to have mastered a recipe that delivers on nutrition, taste, and convenience.
Read up on our customer reviews to see what people are saying about Superfood Bread and why almond flour is such a powerful ingredient for health and happiness.