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35 Delicious Almond Flour Recipes Worth Making

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These delicious recipes with almond flour are fantastic ways to use a tasty alternative flour.

Whether you're gluten-free or just enjoy the taste of almond flour, these recipes will get your creative juices flowing!

Almond flour is lower in carbs than all-purpose flour or other wheat flours and it has a distinctive nutty flavor that's great in baked goods and savory dishes. It's one of the easiest gluten-free flours to work with, which is why it's so popular. 

We've got some classic desserts with almond flour, some dinner recipes, and a recipe for making your own homemade almond flour (almond flour is actually just ground almonds)!

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Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

These vegan peanut butter cookies are gluten-free and so tasty! If you like peanut butter, you're going to love this recipe.

Vegan peanut butter cookies stacked together on a cooling rack.

Mandarin Orange Bundt Cake

This almond flour cake recipe is fruity and delicious. It's a wonderful winter recipe and makes for a great dessert at a holiday dinner or weekend brunch.

Mandarin orange bunt cake with frosting drizzle on a glass plate.

Caramelized Apple Crisp

This caramelized apple crisp recipe is truly special! Before baking the apples in the crisp, they are caramelized in a saucepan, leading to a far richer, more complex flavor. It's a healthier apple crisp recipe made with almond flour and lots of oats.

A caramelized apple crisp in a baking dish.

Almond Flour Banana Bread

This moist and flavorful banana bread is made entirely with almond flour and without refined sugar for a naturally gluten-free and delicious quick almond flour bread.

Sliced almond flour banana bread cooling a rack.

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These oatmeal almond flour cookies with chocolate chips are the tastiest and chewiest cookies! They're the best almond flour cookies and are made without refined sugar. Brown sugar is replaced with coconut sugar for added health benefits. 

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on a cooling rack.

If you're looking for a healthy snack with a punch of protein, you're going to love this cookie dough. With protein powder plus the protein from the cottage cheese, this is a fun way to get your protein and settle your sweet tooth. 

Cottage cheese cookie dough in a white ramekin with a silver spoon.

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Who says you need to make peppermint chocolate cookies only during the holidays? These delicious cookies include a mix of almond flour and almond butter and are topped with a ganache that's made with dark chocolate chips and peppermint extract for incredible flavor. 

Healthy Blueberry Crisp

This blueberry crisp is loaded with healthy foods and is easy to make. The crisp topping is made with a mix of ingredients, including chopped nuts, almond flour and oats. This is one of the best almond flour recipes!

A ramekin with blueberry crisp and whipped cream.

Almond Flour Banana Muffins

These almond flour banana muffins are super fluffy, lightly sweet, and jam-packed with flavor!

They’re absolutely delicious, plus gluten-free friendly, and made with no refined sugar or oil. Make up a batch for breakfast or snacks today!

Almond flour banana muffins.

Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies

Easy vegan almond flour cookies with only 3 ingredients! This gluten-free shortbread is healthy, oil-free, crispy, and tastes 'buttery'.

Almond flour shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate on a baking sheet.

Almond Meal Parmesan Chicken Tenders

These delicious low-carb parmesan chicken tenders are full of flavor and the crunch that we all love! With just a few ingredients, these are ready in minutes!

Almond meal chicken tenders.

Did you know the FDA recommends you not eat raw wheat flour? If you love raw cookie dough that you shouldn't be eating, this recipe is for you! It's made with almond flour and uses a nut butter of your choice to bind it all together. 

Healthy edible cookie dough in a ramekin.

Almond Flour Brownies

These almond flour brownies are just as delicious as traditional gooey brownies but are made entirely with almond flour and can easily be made paleo and dairy-free. They’re also super easy to make!

Almond flour brownies stacked on a plate.

Almond Flour Zucchini Bread

This gluten-free vegan zucchini bread recipe is amazing. It is super soft and filled with spices; you can't taste the zucchini. An absolutely delicious vegan quick bread recipe that's a hit with everyone!

Almond flour zucchini bread cut into slices.

Amaretti Cookies

Amaretti Cookies are traditional Italian biscuits with soft and chewy marzipan-like center and crispy edges. Made with almond flour, egg whites, and almond extract, this recipe is naturally gluten-free, aromatic, and very easy to make.

Amaretti cookies on a white plate.

Berry Yogurt Tart with Almond Crust

This healthy Gluten-Free Berry Yogurt Tart is light and creamy. It is a quick and easy dessert with a no-bake filling that is perfect for summer days. Made with a cream cheese and yogurt filling in a gluten-free almond crust, all topped off with mixed berries and mint!

A berry yogurt tart with almond crust on a cake plate.

Almond Thumbprint Cookies

These almond thumbprint cookies are a classic holiday treat with a healthy twist. They contain just 6 ingredients, and homemade jam makes them extra special. With a crumbly, soft base and a sweet berry filling, they are insanely addictive and delicious - perfect for the holiday season!

Almond flour thumbprint cookies on a plate.

Almond Pancakes

These tasty almond flour pancakes are absolutely delicious with great texture and an optional boost of almond flavor from adding almond extract.

They're just as easy to make as your standard pancake recipe too!

Almond flour pancakes in a stack with syrup.

Coconut Almond Muffins

If you're a coconut lover, you'll love these almond flour based coconut muffins! They're loaded with coconut flavor, moist, delicious, and easy to make. These muffins are made with a blend of almond and coconut flour.

Coconut and almond flour muffins on a plate.

Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Meatballs

These vegan "cheesy" sun-dried tomato Italian meatballs are easy to make and so soft and cheesy that you'll fool even the biggest vegan skeptic.

Vegan sun dried tomato meatballs made with almond meal.

Almond Flour Sugar Cookies

These almond flour sugar cookies are crisp around the edges and have chewy centers, but can also be made totally crisp if desired. They’re topped off with cream cheese frosting, and they only call for almond flour rather than a mix of flours.

Almond flour sugar cookies with icing and sprinkles.

Rhubarb Almond Flour Muffins

These soft, gluten-free rhubarb muffins are made with almond flour. They're easy to make with just a bowl and whisk. Rhubarb is folded into the batter, providing each bite with a sweet, tart flavor that is complimented by coconut sugar!

Rhubarb Almond Flour Muffins on a wire rack.

Gluten-Free Peach Crisp

This easy Gluten Free Peach Crisp is a must-make summer dessert! Sweetened with maple syrup and cinnamon and topped with a crisp oat and almond flour crumble.

A gluten free peach crisp in a cast iron pan.

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

These almond flour cookies with chocolate chips are soft, gooey and delicious!

The almond flour adds a great nutty flavor and soft-baked texture to these delicious cookies.

Almond flour chocolate chip cookies.

Foolproof French Macarons

This easy French macaron recipe includes a step-by-step tutorial and troubleshooting guide on how to make perfect French macarons every time!

A stack of French macarons.

Almond Flour Lemon Poppyseed Bread

Grain-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free, this simple lemon poppy seed bread recipe is lovely for serving as dessert or a snack. 

Almond flour lemon poppy seed bread on wooden plates with a gold fork.

Everything But the Kitchen Sink Cookies

These healthy kitchen sink cookies are loaded with crunchy almonds, dark chocolate, toasted coconut, and oats!

Everything but the kitchen sink cookies stacked.

Caramel Coconut Cookies

Try these caramel coconut cookies for a delicious and healthy snack. They are gluten-free, vegan, no-bake, and made from whole food ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

A bowl of almond flour coconut cookies sitting on a plate.

Almond Flour Waffles

Crispy on the outside yet tender and fluffy on the inside, this waffle recipe makes the best waffles! They have a similar texture to Belgian waffles but are made without any dairy or refined grains. 

Three almond flour waffles on a plate with berries.

Easy Mini Cornbread Muffins

This is the perfect side dish to serve with chili, soup, and more! With a few simple tweaks, these sweet cornbread muffins are a little healthier, so you can feel good about serving them to your family!

A bowl of mini cornbread muffins.

Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

These almond flour chocolate chip cookies with walnuts are so addicting! Perfectly crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside, you’d never guess these cookies are grain-free and sweetened with just a touch of pure maple syrup.

Chocolate chip, walnut, and almond flour cookies on parchment paper.

Low Carb Mini Quiches

These make-ahead low-carb mini quiches with an almond flour crust are the perfect option for breakfast or meal planning!

Mini quiches with almond flour crust on parchment paper.

Healthier Homemade Twix Bars

These healthier homemade Twix bars are refined sugar-free, have a crunchy biscuit base and a layer of delicious, gooey caramel, and are topped with dark chocolate.

Healthy twix bars on parchment paper.

Almond Flour Banana Pancakes

Tender, fluffy Almond Flour Banana Pancakes may be the perfect weekend breakfast. They’re a snap to make with simple ingredients you probably already have. 

A stack of almond flour banana pancakes with syrup poured on them.

Almond Flour Tips

  • Almond flour mixed with coconut flour makes a great substitution for breadcrumbs in many dishes. Mix it 50/50 with coconut flour and use a 1:1 amount of the mix for breadcrumbs. 
  • You can't substitute almond flour for regular flour, unless a recipe states you can do so. They are not 1:1 substitutions and behave much differently in baking. 
  • Almond flour is a low carbohydrate food, and many keto recipes utilize almond flour. It's great to have on hand if you're following a low carb diet. 
  • Be sure to check the ingredients list of your recipe before using almond flour. If a recipe is calling specifically for "blanched almond flour," you'll want to use that as opposed to almond meal. 
  • Many Costco stores sell blanched almond flour for a great price if you use it often. 

Almond Meal vs. Almond Flour

While almond meal and almond flour can often be used interchangeably, they are a bit different.

Almond flour is usually thought of as blanched almond flour that is fine ground. "Blanched" refers to the almond skins being removed, so the flour is a uniform cream color. 

Almond meal is generally ground almonds with the skins on and may not always be as fine as almond flour. 

Since gluten-free baking can sometimes be tricky, the differences in the grind size may matter if a recipe specifically calls for one or the other.  

How to Make Homemade Almond Flour

To make your own almond flour at home, you'll need:

  • 1 cup of blanched almonds
  • High-speed blender or food processor

Instructions if using a blender:

  1. Place the blanched almonds in the blender and blend on high for 10 seconds.
  2. Scrape down the sides of the blender and blend for another 10 seconds or until the almonds are broken down into a powder and are not clumping.
  3. As soon as the almonds are in powder form, stop blending!
  4. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Instruction if using a food processor:

  1. Place the blanched almonds in the food processor and pulse 60 times.
  2. Scrape down the sides of the food processor. Pulse an additional 5 to 10 times if the almonds have not broken down.
  3. Stop as soon as the almonds are in powder form.
  4. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

For a finer texture, you can sift the almond flour through a fine mesh strainer.

Yield: 10 servings

Almond Flour Recipes - Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies on a cooling rack.

Try one of our favorite recipes to make with almond flour - these delicious gluten-free peanut butter cookies!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • ½ cup, plus 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup almond or oat milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • 2 ½ cups almond flour


  1. Cream the ½ cup of white sugar, brown sugar, and peanut butter together in a large bowl, using a hand mixer or a stand mixer for 3 minutes. 
  2. Beat in the vanilla, then the almond milk. 
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the baking powder, salt, allspice, and almond flour. 
  4. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, slowly, beating it to combine. Mix for 2 minutes. 
  5. Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes. 
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 C). 
  7. Roll dough into one-inch balls and then roll in reserved 2 tablespoons sugar to coat. Flatten the balls with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern. 
  8. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 419Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 446mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 6gSugar: 18gProtein: 13g

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