Easy Almond Flour Desserts - If you are gluten-free or just into healthier baking, these recipes from chocolate cake, cookies to brownies are perfect for you!
What is Almond Flour?
Almond flour is made from grinding blanched almonds into a fine powder. It is delicious, nutritious, unbelievably versatile and has a mild sweet taste.
The popularity of almond flour has skyrocketed in the recent years, making it widely available in all major grocery stores and online ( I usually pick up a big bag from Costco and store in the refrigerator for a long shelf life).
The Difference Between Almond Meal and Almond Flour
Almond meal is made from ground whole almonds (with skin on), so it tends to be much more coarser, darker in color and looks more natural in appearance with brown speckles. It is best used to make pancakes, waffles, muffins, quick breads or instead of breadcrumbs to coat chicken, shrimp, fish or mushrooms.
Almond flour is however made by grinding blanched almonds, hence results in a finer powder that can be used seamlessly in baking recipes. The most popular recipe used to be French macaroons, however it is used to make almost any sweet recipe in recent times.
How to use almond flour in dessert recipes?
Almond flour is a great substitute for all purpose flour in many baking recipes. It not only adds nutrition, but also makes the most tender baked product due to the absence of gluten. It adds a mild sweetness to recipes, which makes it even more delicious.
However, using almond flour alone can cause products heavy and dense, so if unless your recipe calls for ALL almond flour, it is a good idea to replace about 50% to 65% of regular flour with almond flour. (I use this method with great success for all pancake and waffle recipes to make a healthy breakfast for my family)
Is Almond Flour healthy?
Almond four is incredibly nutritious when compared to the traditional all purpose or wheat flour. It is rich in vitamin E, magnesium, protein, low in carbohydrates, healthy fats and fiber. Naturally gluten free and wheat free, it may help in lowering LDL cholesterol and blood pressure. However, it is also higher in calories when compared to regular flours.
How to Make Almond Flour?
Making homemade almond flour is very easy. Simply add blanched almonds into a high speed blender and process until ground into a fine powder. Stop the blender every few seconds, give a shake to distribute the ingredients. If you grind it too much then it might become almond butter. (I like this detailed recipe to make your almond flour by Minimalistbaker )
Storing Almond Flour
Due to high oil content, nut flours can go rancid much quicker when stored at room temperature. Hence, we recommend storing them in the refrigerator or freezer for a longer shelf life.
Almond Flour Dessert Recipes
Single Serve Cookie
Made using almond flour they are healthy, dairy free, gluten free and eggless.
Almond Flour Mug Cake
BEST Almond Flour Mug Cake is simple, light and has the perfect texture - Delicious plain or topped with whipped cream or greek yogurt for the easiest single serve cake that cooks in under 2 minutes.
Triple Chocolate Muffins with Almond Flour
Amazing Almond Flour Chocolate Muffins are rich, tender and delicious. Made with cocoa powder, melted chocolate and chocolate chips, these are a chocolate lover's dream.
Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies
These Almond Flour Peanut butter Cookies are absolutely delicious with a tender crumb, high in protein, low carb and loaded with chocolate chips. Enjoy them warm with a glass of ice cold milk for the most decadent treat!
Air Fryer Apple Crisp
Mostly Healthy Apple Crisp in Air Fryer is the best gluten free fall dessert! Tastes divine with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Gluten Free Lemon Cookies with Almond Flour
Lemon cookies with almond flour are tender, buttery, crisp and mildly sweet when plain or soft and sweet when decorated.
Healthy No Bake Brownie Bites
This Healthy No Bake Brownie Bites recipe is easy to make, mostly with good for you ingredients and irresistibly decadent.
Almond Flour Cookies
Only 3 ingredients needed to make these healthy, mildly sweet and easiest cookie recipe.
Almond Flour Banana Muffins
Made without any oil or butter, they are soft, tender, and made in less than 10 minutes without any mixer.
Chocolate Cake with Almond Flour
A cross between chocolate cake and a fudgy brownie this cake is so rich and decadent!
No bake, vegan and gluten free healthy Halloween mice tastes like a no bake brownie!!!
Fudgy, moist and an insanely decadent brownie recipe is the easiest recipe.
Cranberry Almond Croissant
Cranberry Almond Croissants are a fruity variation to the popular almond croissants. Cranberry simple syrup, creamy almond filling, cranberries and sliced almonds.
Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
All the flavors of a classic chocolate chip cookie but much healthier – soft, chewy, simple, tastes amazing delicious.
Almond Flour Brownies
Rich, moist, chewy and decadent Fudgy Brownies is made entirely with almond flour.
Almond Flour Cake
Made with just 3 main ingredients, this cake is mildly sweet, light, fluffy and delicious plain.
Moist, fudgy, decadent, 5-ingredient muffins is the simplest of recipes!
Raw Almond Bites
No Bake 4 ingredient bites are a delicious guilt free treat when the craving hits for something sweet!
No Bake Almond Butter Bars (Vegan)
Not-too-Sweet, Raw, Gluten Free, Protein rich, Dairy Free and Vegan Bars is the perfect guilt free treat.
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