Are you a lover of all things almond? Lending fantastic flavour and texture of their own, they’re also an important ingredient in many gluten-free bakes. Read on for some of our favourite recipes…
We love adding almonds to traybakes, whether it’s these sweet and oaty raspberry almond crumble bars or these light and creamy almond and apricot cheesecake bars. Our all-time faves, though are these lemon and almond bars, with a perfect balance of zingy and sweet, biscuity and smooth.
For a one-tray bake that’s a little different, check out this so-simple peach and almond tart, a delicious and quick way to use up a roll of puff pastry.
It’s officially autumn now, and that means we’re ready to crumble! Including almonds in crumble toppings adds texture as well as flavour. To prove that for yourself, try our blueberry and almond crumble, add aaall of the berries with this forest fruits crumble or wave a tasty goodbye to the summer with this plum and berry delight.
For the biscuit tin
If you’re looking for something tasty to dunk in your tea, almondy biscuits are the way to go. These almond orange biscotti are perfect for when you want something a little fancy — if you’re thinking ahead, they also make lovely homemade Christmas gifts. For an everyday bake, you can’t beat these almond butter banana cookies; made using just five ingredients, they’re gluten-free, too!
Cakes and puddings
When you’re really ready for a treat, make use of almonds in cakes and puddings. This pretty-in-pink loaf cake with blackberry glaze is ideal for this time of year, while this almond clementine cake is a fabulous gluten-free option for any celebration. With the weather getting colder, we’re particularly obsessed with this warm and creamy lemon and almond pudding.
Starting the day
If you’re into overnight oats, you’ll love this version made with almond milk, flaked almonds and fresh raspberries. Packed with fibre and protein, this is a breakfast that will definitely keep you going until lunchtime.
Ending the day
Why not enjoy almonds in a boozy form, too? This homemade almond liqueur is easier to make than you might think and makes a gorgeous adults-only treat or thoughtful Christmas gift.
What’s your favourite almond recipe? Be sure to tag us on social media and show us what you’re cooking and baking — we love to see what’s delicious in your kitchens.