5 Best Desserts using Almond Flour for Beginners


Almond flour is a low-carbohydrate and gluten-free food, which does not raise blood sugar levels, making it appropriate for those with diabetes or following a keto diet. As such, desserts made from almond flour allow individuals to continue enjoying desserts without having to limit desserts to once-in-a-while occasions.

The desserts listed in this article are ideal for those who want to start using almond flour as the main ingredient without breaking the bank on expensive desserts containing almonds, which can cost up to several hundred dollars per kilogram depending on the variety of almonds used.

Almond desserts are also great desserts for anyone who is allergic or otherwise unable to consume nuts, but still wants desserts with a nutty taste.

As an added bonus, most of these desserts also take less than two hours of preparation time and slightly more than one hour of baking time, so you do not have to spend too much time making desserts that you have been craving all day!

1. Almond Cookies (30 minutes, 15 minutes of baking time)

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Cookies are great desserts that most people enjoy eating, and the almond cookies listed in this article taste delicious and crunchy without having to spend several tens or hundreds of dollars on nuts.

You can try making these cookies with raw almonds if you like the idea of using raw ingredients instead of processed ones.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of butter (room temperature)

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup almond flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

A pinch of salt

Smashed strawberries (Optional)

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit). Mix butter and sugar until it turns light yellow. Stir in egg, vanilla extract, salt, and almond flour until well combined. Mix baking powder into dough mixture until the dough starts to form into a ball-like shape. Separate dough into two balls of even size with your hands then flatten each ball with the palm of your hand to about 1 cm (0.5 inches) thick. Place cookies on an oven tray lined with parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes on the middle rack of the oven. Take out from the oven and let cool slightly before using a sharp knife to cut it into desired shapes or sizes.

Optional: You can top layer smashed strawberries onto the cooled desserts as desired to decorate desserts and give them more flavor.

2. Almond Muffins (30 minutes, 20 minutes of baking time)

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Muffins are desserts that can be eaten for breakfast or dessert. They can also be shared with friends and family members to make desserts more enjoyable for everyone!

Ingredients:

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

3/4 cup almond flour

1/4 cup sugar (or substitute with low-carb sweetener)

6 drops liquid stevia (optional)

1 tablespoon baking powder

Large pinch of salt

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit). Mix butter and sugar until it turns light yellow. Stir in egg, vanilla extract, salt, and almond flour until well combined. Mix baking powder into batter until the dough starts to form into a ball-like shape. Place batter on an oven tray lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes on the lower rack of the oven. Take out from the oven, place muffin onto a plate, slice horizontally through the middle of muffin using a sharp knife, then microwave each half for 30 seconds or alternatively use hot water (steaming) to heat each half.

3. Almond Tart (30 minutes, 15 minutes of baking time)

Tarts are desserts that can be made in various flavors ranging from lemon tarts to chocolate tarts depending on what ingredients you choose to include in your desserts Similar desserts like cakes tend to be more time consuming and difficult for beginners because of numerous ingredient measurements that need to be considered, but desserts like the following one only take a little over half an hour of preparation time and 15 minutes of baking time.

Ingredients:

1 egg

2/3 cup almond flour

1/4 cup butter (room temperature)

6 drops liquid stevia (optional)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Large pinch of salt

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit). Mix butter, sugar, salt, and almond flour until well combined. Stir in egg, stevia extract, and vanilla extract into dough mixture using a spoon or spatula until the dough starts to form into a ball-like shape. Place dough on a tart mold and place in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, let it cool slightly before serving desserts with your choice of toppings or ice cream.

4. Almond Cookies (25 minutes, 20 minutes of baking time)

Cookies can be made at home easily but desserts like cakes require lots of ingredients and preparation time that beginners might find difficult to handle if they have never done desserts before. This is why desserts such as this one are best served when you have guests over because parties allow you to spend less energy in preparing desserts for them while spending more energy conversing with them instead, which helps maintain a good relationship between friends and family members.

Ingredients:

1 egg

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

3/4 cup almond flour

1/4 cup sugar (or substitute with low-carb sweetener)

6 drops liquid stevia (optional)

Pinch of salt

2 teaspoons cocoa powder

1 tablespoon baking powder

Large pinch of salt

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit). Mix butter and sugar until it turns light yellow. Stir in egg, vanilla extract, salt, and almond flour until well combined. Mix baking powder into batter until the dough starts to form into a ball-like shape. Place batter on an oven tray lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes on the lower rack of the oven. Take out from the oven, place cookies on a plate, slice horizontally through the middle of the cookie using a sharp knife, then microwave each half for 30 seconds or alternatively use hot water (steaming) to heat each half.

5. Almond Cheesecake Cake with Blueberry Topping (45 minutes preparation time, 10-15 minutes cooking time)

Desserts like cakes are desserts that can be made in various flavors depending on what ingredients you choose to use when making desserts at home. This is why desserts such as this one are popular desserts inside households inside America where desserts have been gaining popularity because of their convenience in being able to be prepared by beginners with little to no cooking experience or desserts that go well with coffee after a meal.

Ingredients:

Cheesecake Batter:

1/2 cup cream cheese (room temperature)

3 tablespoon sugar substitute

1 large egg yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Almond cake dough:

1/4 cup butter (or substitute with low-carb spread)

3 tablespoons powdered sugar substitute

1 large egg white, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method:

Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius (320 degrees Fahrenheit). Mix cream cheese and sugar substitute until the mixture turns smooth. Stir in egg yolk and vanilla extract until well combined. Bake almond cake dough for 10 minutes, let cool slightly before slicing the center of the cake using a sharp knife. Add cheesecake batter into each slice of almond cake and place the slices on top of one another to form a tower shape. Place desserts in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until desserts turn golden brown on top. Remove desserts from the oven, transfer them onto a plate, and place blueberry sauce on desserts using a spoon or pastry bag/ snipping tool.

Blueberry Sauce:

Mix blueberry with 2 tablespoons sugar substitute (or sugar) over medium heat inside a pan then remove from heat immediately before mixing it with desserts after 10 minutes of cooking time has passed for desserts.

There you have it, desserts that can be made from almond flour as the main base ingredients for them. I hope you find this article useful but please keep in mind that desserts made from almond flour are desserts that require prior preparation before you make desserts like the ones listed above because desserts like cakes (and others) need to first be baked before desserts are ready to eat. I hope this helps!

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