If you enjoy baking or have ever baked a delicious treat before, chances are it will include some sweet and savory almond flour as it is a primary ingredient used in baking to give off a mild flavor that fits perfectly with a cake or cookie.
While it is commonly used however, the milky sweet and nutty flavor that almond flour provides works great for a whole range of foods that you may not know about or ever heard of, so regardless of whether you have just bought a new batch or just have a little almond flour left behind, you can be sure that there’s a recipe out there that you can use it for.
With that being said, here are 26 of the most unique and delicious recipes that incorporate the incredibly strong and potent flavor of almond flour so that you can cook them up and enjoy them with the family, or just as a personal snack.
1. Almond Flour Cookies
A classic recipe but one that you definitely need to try if you haven’t already, these gluten free almond flour cookies simply require 5 ingredients to make and with their moist and sweetened flavour thanks to the almond flour, they are a perfect little appetiser that you can enjoy either after a meal, or as a sweet treat all on their own.
2. Almond Flour Gingerbread Cookies
Another cookie recipe with a little more crunch, these gluten free gingerbread cookies are made from a mixture of almond flour and then sweetened with coconut sugar with an added mixture of vanilla extract to bring together all the ingredients and enhance their flavours by a tremendous amount.
A great, healthy option for when you want some crunchy cookies that make full use of the almond flours sweetness.
3. Almond Flour Keto Waffles
Being on a keto diet does not automatically mean you need to throw away all of your favourite sweet treats, and these almond flour waffles are evidence of that with the almond flour and swerve being used in the place of regular flour and sugar.
You can also opt to use butter instead of sugar for a bit more of a creamy taste.
Almond flour is the primary ingredient in this recipe being used for both the basing and the batter, and with the dish being topped off with some maple syrup, you can be sure you and any guests will love this sweet serving.
4. Sugar-Free Cheesecake
This incredibly healthy cheesecake has a very distinct sweet taste thanks to its mixture of almond and coconut flour along with some butter to form the soft and moist crust.
With some added cream cheese, sour cream and eggs, this recipe can be whipped up and ready to serve in about an hour and 20 minutes, making for a light dessert when you have a bit of time to make the preparations.
5. Keto Garlic Bread
This garlic bread is so quick and easy to make, it can be warm and ready on the table in as little as 5 minutes and has an incredibly smooth creamy cheese taste that goes great with a curry or as an appetizer after a meal.
With the almond flour being mixed in with some mozzarella, cream cheese and garlic powder, it makes for an incredibly memorable and tasty appetizers that will leave you wanting more.
6. Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
Almond flour is known as a popular baking ingredient because it’s light, mild in flavour and a great substitute for regular flour, and this is extremely apparent in this lemon poppy seed bread which is made from whisking together almond flour with Greek yoghurt, fresh lemons and then topped with a lemon glaze making for one of the most delicious and popular treats in the warmer seasons because of how light and easy it is to eat.
7. Almond Flour Pancakes
An excellent breakfast option and one that is sure to make the kids eager to get out of bed in the morning, this pancake recipe uses just 6 ingredients including almond flour to make these light, buttery, sweet pancakes that make for an extremely light and healthy option in the morning.
While you can use conventional milk in this recipe if you don’t mind some extra carbs, you can also opt for using coconut milk or watered down heavy cream to make this recipe that much healthier.
8. Fudgy Keto Brownies
It’s hard not to like brownies with their soft exterior bursting with that strong chocolate flavour that many of us can’t get enough of, however this recipe keeps all that and makes them even better by making them a lot healthier to eat.
It is also important to keep in mind that blanched almond flour is the variant that works specifically well in this recipe since regular almond flour can be a bit more coarse and it can make the brownie texture less fudge-like, which is exactly what we are looking for.
9. Vegan Apple Crumble
Apple crumble can definitely be considered a family favourite and a perfect soft dessert that goes great with some light cream to compliment a meal.
This recipe uses coconut oil as the vegan friendly and healthier substitute to butter and almond flour which works perfectly with the gluten free fruit crumbles.
The almond flour helps to make it crunchy while you eat, and it can be mixed in very easily since a crumble does not need the structure given to it by gluten, so it’s easy to incorporate different flours like sweet almond flour.
10. Blueberry Crisp
Easy to make and perfect as a healthy treat or dessert that can be shared with the whole family, the pure blueberry filling along with no added sugars and lavender spread over the top makes this recipe an incredible appetizer, especially for those with a sweet tooth.
The almond flour is mixed with butter and oats to create a perfect crumble texture that feels as though it melts in the mouth with every bite, making for a very tasty blueberry dessert.
11. Gluten-Free Carrot Cake
Carrot cake is known for its nutty but sweet texture which is what makes it a perfect appetiser either on its own or as part of a bigger buffet.
The almond flour in this recipe goes elegantly with fresh carrots, walnuts and raisins and with just a few cups of almond along with salt and baking powder, this is an incredibly easy to make recipe that is only enhanced by the nutty flavour of the almond flour.
12. Low-Carb Almond Flour Bread
Perfect alongside some mashed avocado or scrambled eggs, these sweetened breads are incredibly smooth and pleasant in the mouth thanks to the almond flour mix, making them perfect for dipping into some cold or hot foods of your choosing.
For that extra burst of flavour, consider adding on top a final dash of cinnamon to make this bread even more appetizing.
13. Coconut, Almond & Quinoa Breakfast Cakes
Perfect as a filling breakfast meal but also great as a brunch option for later, these small, succulent and savory cakes use toasted cinnamon flecked coconut oil for lots of fragrance and make use of vanilla to keep the almond based batter nice and warm.
The flour is blended with some juice, vanilla extract, sliced bananas and a few other ingredients to smoothen out the almond flour and make it the perfect texture for these miniature cakes.
14. Paleo Crackers
These delicate and crunchy paleo crackers go perfect with a sour cream or jalapeño dip, and can be prepared and ready to serve in as little as 10 minutes.
The crackers themselves can be made easily with almond flour added with some chia seeds, eggs and salt though these can be easily customized to suit your taste preference.
Consider adding in some garlic powder to really finish this dish off and make it as sweet as possible.
15. Spiced Zucchini Sweet Potato Cake
For a dessert or a tasty treat that’s packing a little bit more spice but is still healthy, these cakes make full use of zucchini, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger to give off a deep tangy taste that you can be sure to never forget for how unique it is.
The mixture of almond and coconut flours add a great deal of flavour and texture to the cakes that just tastes so good when taking a bite to take in all those rich tastes.
16. Keto Cornbread Recipe
Ready and warm in less than 30 minutes, this healthy cornbread recipe does away with using actual corn and removes the carbs that come with them by instead using keto sweetener to make the mix sweet and easy to make while also using baking powder, vanilla extract and of course the almond flour to hold all the sweet and succulent ingredients together.
17. Almond Flour Pizza Crust
The almond flour in this recipe helps to create a thin and easy to make pizza crust that can be prepared and ready to serve with your chosen toppings in less than 10 minutes.
With only 7 ingredients required, 3 grams of net carbs per slice and as many toppings to add as you see fit, this is a perfect option for the pizza lovers who want a more flavorful crust with some almond flour.
18. Almond Flour Magic Bars
Magic bars are given their name not just because of their peculiar look and texture, but also because they contain a deep and crunchy taste which is always worth trying if you never have as a delightful treat.
The almond flour helps to hold the chips, walnuts and pecans to the base of these crunchy cakes which is then topped off with some shredded coconut as a healthy alternative.
19. Keto Mozzarella Sticks
Containing just 60 calories per stick, these cheesy gluten-free mozzarella sticks are an excellent option when dipped in with a sour dip or some tomato sauce on the side.
These cheesy sticks are then coated with some crispy almond flour which helps balance them out between being slightly soft and creamy but with that hint of added crunch.
20. Keto Buffalo Cauliflower Cakes
This low-carb vegetarian dish is made with fresh cauliflowers which already gives it a juicy and crunchy taste from the get go, however this crunch is only enhanced by the almond flour which is given a hint of spice thanks to the added paprika and garlic powder in this recipe.
For a spicy but healthy treat that can be on the table ready to eat in just a few minutes, this is a great spicy use for some almond flour.
21. Almond Flour Scones
It’s hard to make a list about recipes using almond flour and not mention scones with their thick and chewy texture bursting with a whole range of flavours.
This recipe makes full use of the almond flour to create the scone base which can be topped off perfectly with some sugar-free jam and whipped cream, making this a great recipe that can be enjoyed either for breakfast, or as an enjoyable treat to keep you going throughout the day.
22. Almond Flour Tortillas
These almond flour tortillas are a great healthy alternative to the regular kind that actually come with their own benefits including being much more flexible, having a much softer texture to bite into and more of a potent flavour.
With the tortillas also being egg and dairy free, if you’re thinking of making some wraps or a taco, definitely consider using up some almond flour to create these alternative tortilla cases.
23. Almond Flour Marzipan
These marzipans contain a delicious nutty texture which are a treat to bite into and can be made in long thick blocks, ensuring no one gets left out of trying these delicious treats for after the main meal.
With only 4 ingredients needed and ready in as little as 10 minutes, this is an extremely elegant dessert for when you want something with a bit more of a unique taste to try out on a special occasion.
24. Almond Flour Banana Muffins
Banana muffins are some of the tastiest baked foods out there that if you have tried at least once, you will surely be craving again very soon.
These moist and fluffy muffins are perfect for a family get together or when you want to surprise the kids with a soft and sweet treat since they are sugar free, entirely sweetened using ripe bananas and are low-carb thanks to the almond flour mixture.
25. Almond Flour Pie Crust
Creating this keto-friendly pie crust is not only easy for beginners, simply requiring 5 ingredients including some almond flour, butter and eggs, but many who have tried it will tell you that it is actually the preferred way to make a pie crust because the perfect amount of almond flour can give off this perfect balance between being too crumbly and too hard, making it a delicacy to eat.
For pie lovers who want to try a healthy and more unique way to eat this enjoyable dinner time food, this recipe that incorporates almond flour into the mix is a must try.
26. Mandarin Orange Bundt Cake
Fruity and delicious, these cakes not only look incredible, they taste it too and are a perfect delicacy in the winter time when you want something that goes down easy but still packs a lot of flavour.
With almond flour helping to add a good amount of flavour and nuttiness to these cakes, when surrounded by some thinly cut lemons, and sprinkled with some sugar glaze if you choose to, this unique dish is excellent for a dinner party or for a warm and cozy appetizer in the winter.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is The Main Difference Between Almond Flour And Regular Flour?
There are actually a few key differences between the two that makes each type of flour suitable for different cooking situations.
For one, almond flour is quite a bit more moist than regular flour and its nuttier flavour is much more potent in food, while regular flour often fades into the background a bit more.
Almond flour is also entirely gluten free but does contain a high fat content in order to add that extra moisture to the recipes. Too much of this however can result in fairly unpleasant dense and greasy baked food.
Almond flour also has a much shorter shelf life than regular flour which usually can last anywhere from 6 to 8 months.
In contrast, almond flour can remain good for just a few months on the shelf, however it can last up to 6 months in the refrigerator.
With its extremely potent nutty flavour and moist texture, along with how much healthier it is, it is well worth trying out some of these almond flour recipes to cook up your favourite foods whether it be for breakfast, lunch or even as an appetizing desert.
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