What’s a Good Substitute for Almond Meal?

updated May 1, 2019
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Q: What is a good substitute for almond meal/flour? Since California is in a ridiculous drought, and almonds require a ton of water to grow (one gallon for one almond), and there are a lot of almonds grown in California … you can see where I’m going with this.

While there are many culprits in the water issue, I figure one of the ways I can help as both a California resident and a consumer is to cut down on my consumption of certain foods.

So my question is, for lovely recipes such as The Kitchn’s Cottage Cheese Muffins with Roasted Red Peppers and Feta, what can I use instead of almonds for the almond meal?

Thanks in advance!

Sent by Anna

Editor: I would try another nut meal or perhaps even coconut flour here for a start. You might have to play around with the liquid ratio, but these would probably be delicious substitutes!

Readers, do you have any substitutes for almond meal to recommend?