How to Cook Meatloaf with Almond Flour
If you don’t have any breadcrumbs on hand or you are looking for a way to make your meatloaf gluten-free, low-carb, and keto-friendly, cooking your meatloaf with almond flour as a binding agent instead could be a great option. Almond flour can provide a nutty flavor to your meatloaf that pairs perfectly with the savory nature of the other ingredients. So, if you’re on a diet, you don’t have to feel like you’re sacrificing a single tasty meal. Alternatively, if you want to add a touch of almond flour but you don’t want to make your meatloaf with almond flour as the binding agent, you could opt to coat your loaf in a little bit of almond flour to enhance the browning and create a crispier exterior.
- 2 lbs lean ground beef (90% lean 10% fat)
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp minced garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup blanched finely ground almond flour
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1/4 cup unsweetened or sugar-free ketchup
- 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley to use as a garnish
Instructions for Cooking Meatloaf with Almond Flour
- Preheat your oven to 350 F. While you wait for it to preheat, take your loaf pan or rimmed sheet pan and grease it with nonstick cooking spray, then let it sit while you put your meatloaf together.
- Mix your spices in a bowl, then add the ground beef, Parmesan cheese, and almond flour. Combine the ingredients well.
- Press your meatloaf mixture into your loaf pan or shape it to be loaf-shaped and place it on your prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for about 40 minutes. Then take it out, brush on some unsweetened or sugar-free ketchup, and put it back in the oven for another 20 minutes or until the center reaches 160F.
- Garnish it with parsley, let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes, and then serve.