I’m allergic to almond flour, what can I use instead?

The simplest keto flour alternative you can use is sunflower seed meal or pumpkin seed meal. All you have to do with these alternatives is replace the almond flour/meal with the same amount of sunflower seed or pumpkin seed meal.

If these options are too expensive, consider using coconut flour instead. An important caveat with coconut flour, however, is that you can’t just throw it in your recipe as a direct replacement for almond flour because coconut flour is much more absorbent. For this reason, it is best to substitute 1 cup of almond flour with 1/4 cup (1 ounce) of coconut flour, and add one egg for every 1/4 cup of coconut flour used in addition to the eggs called for in the original recipe.

Once you’ve done those two things, you may notice that you need more liquid to get the batter to the right consistency. To make your batter better, add the same amount of liquid that the recipe calls for first, and then add more as needed.

If your mixture seems too dry, add more liquid until you get the right consistency. (In some cases, you may even need to double the amount of fluid required in the initial recipe.) On the other hand, if your batter is too wet, add more coconut flour one teaspoon at a time until you get the right consistency.

For keto-friendly options that you can use for your baked goods, use the other suggestions that you’ll find in our article on keto flour substitutions.

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