35 Almond Desserts That Are Equal Parts Nutty, Easy and Decadent
Sure, almonds are a go-to nutritious snack, since they’re loaded with healthy fats and protein. But they also lend themselves beautifully to tons of desserts, whether it be in the form of raw nuts, almond butter, almond flour, almond milk, almond paste or marzipan. Here are 35 almond desserts to try at home that make the most of their nutty flavor.
2. Bite-Size Almond Raspberry Spoon Cakes
Chalk their nuttiness up to almond flour and almond extract. Good luck stopping after just three cakes (heck, make it six).
11. Sarah Copeland’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
We love a hands-off, dump-and-stir cookie dough. This take on the O.G. uses almond flour, which offers the cookies an earthy, nutty je ne sais quoi.
13. Cherry Almond Buckle
Sweet, buttery and loaded with brown sugar crumbles. Sour cream in the batter also guarantees that it turns out ridiculously moist.
15. Raspberry Bars with Almonds
The crust is infused with almond extract, and it just so happens that tart, mouth-puckering raspberry jam is just the match for its buttery, nutty flavor.
17. Almond Cookies
The nuttiness is strong with this one. Our favorite ingredient makes its way into these handhelds via three ingredients: almond flour, almond extract and sliced almonds.
19. Lemon Almond Pudding Cake
Never had pudding cake? It’s light and fluffy on top, sort of like soufflé, but rich and creamy on the bottom like pudding.
29. Ricciarelli (Italian Almond Cookies)
Studded with dried cherries and dusted in powdered sugar, all these cookies are missing is a side of warm espresso.
30. Almond Butter Coconut Macaroons
It doesn’t get simpler than six ingredients and a whirl in the food processor or blender.
34. Raspberry Almond Buttermilk Scones
Pro tip: Chilling the cut scones for 15 minutes before baking them will keep them from spreading out too much in the oven.
35. Almond Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream
Prepare yourself for all the oohs and aahs—your guests will think you ordered this cake from a fancy local bakery.
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