Almond flour is blanched, skinned, and ground almonds, which means it’s pale in color and mild in flavor, with none of the bitterness that can come with skins. It makes an excellent substitution for wheat flour in recipes that don’t require gluten to set up. It works great in cookies and bars as a 1-to-1 substitute and it’s easy to swap into other recipes, too. Let’s check it out!
Paleo-Friendly Biscuits With Honey
Almond flour and honey go into this easy biscuit recipe and can be adjusted to suit your tastes or the occasion. Add some diced fruit for a sweet biscuit or some black pepper or sliced olives for savory biscuits. Once you master the technique, the only limit is your own imagination for these paleo-friendly biscuits with honey.
Spanish Almond Cookies
Almandrados or Spanish almond cookies are as simple to make as they are delicious. They make a great afternoon snack or a light dessert and are often served at Christmas. Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks for the ideal texture.
Traditional Bakewell Tart
This traditional Bakewell tart makes use of ground almonds for a sweet and creamy texture. Feel free to use whichever flavor of jam you prefer if raspberry isn’t your favorite. Note that it does require chilling several times, so leave yourself plenty of time.
Keto Sugar Cookies
Keto sugar cookies are a perfect low-carb treat for the holidays or to be enjoyed year-round. A blend of almond and coconut flour replace regular flour and stevia is used in place of the sugar.
Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies have all of the qualities of the beloved chocolate chip but without the gluten. Almond flour is substituted for all-purpose, adding a nice hint of flavor to these crispy, thin cookies with a slightly chewy texture. Be mindful the dough spreads a lot while baking so make sure to leave space between scoops.
Moroccan Shortbread Almond Cookies
Frying and blanching the almonds before grinding gives these traditional Moroccan shortbread almond cookies a delightful texture and flavor. You can serve them plain, but they taste especially great with crunchy almonds and sesame seeds on top. It does require a lot of kneading, so be prepared for a workout.
Making almond flour is a pretty straightforward process, so it’s actually easy to do at home. Whether you’re making it at home or grabbing a bag at the supermarket, here are some great ways to incorporate almond flour into sweet (and savory!) treats.