19 Mouthwatering Almond Dessert Recipes

Are you trying to work more almonds into your diet? If so, these recipes for almond based desserts will show you so many creative ways to use them.

Almonds are a versatile nut full of nutrients that you can use in many forms in cooking. For example, whole almonds can be used as a garnish, or you can chop or slice them to use in recipes.

Almond butter bars on a white plate

But almond flour is another option. It’s made by grinding blanched almonds into a fine powder. It makes a great gluten-free alternative to wheat flour in cake and pastry recipes.

Almond milk is also great. It’s plant-based milk made from ground almonds and water. It’s a great dairy-free alternative to milk in many recipes because you don’t really taste the almond.

If you have reservations about almond milk, I switched a while back and can tell you it’s really hard to tell from regular milk. And it has way more calcium than diary milk.

There’s also almond butter, which is basically the almond version of peanut butter. It’s made by grinding roasted almonds into a smooth paste. It can be used as a spread, or as an ingredient in baking recipes.

Health Benefits of Almonds

Almonds are high in healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which have been shown to help reduce cholesterol levels and lower the risk of heart disease.

They’re also high in fiber, protein, and healthy fats. And they have a good amount of calcium, vitamin E, magnesium and fiber.

Now, these recipes are for desserts, so most of them are fairly high in sugar. Just using almond in them doesn’t make them “healthy.”

But it often is healthier than traditional alternatives, like wheat flour.

Almond Based Recipes

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Last Updated:

April 25, 2024