Looking to use up almonds from the back of the cupboard? See our best recipes using both flaked and whole almonds. We've included sweet treats like shortbread, biscotti and chocolate truffles. Or use them in a savoury starter or side dish with our salads and rice dishes.


For more ideas, see our ground almond recipes, pecan recipes, cashew recipes or our easy walnut recipes. Learn more about the nutritional benefits of different types of nuts with our health guide.

Best almond recipes

Apple, almond and syrup tart

A beautiful, crowd-pleasing dessert that makes the most of sticky golden syrup, sweet apples, and both ground and whole almonds. Best served with ice cream.

Square tart topped with sliced apples and walnuts

Apple and almond galette

Almonds and apple give this galette a lovely sweet and nutty flavour, made simple with shop-bought pastry. The recipe comes from London's The Grand Duchess.

A round white plate toped with Apple and almond galette scattered with flaked almonds

Almond flour pancakes

These have a lovely coconut flavour and go really well with coconut yogurt and fresh fruit.

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A stack of almond flour pancakes topped with blackberries, banana and honey

Madeira cake

Delicately flavoured with ground almonds and lemon, make this madeira cake for your next bake. It can be made in one bowl, so less washing-up is required.

Sliced madeira cake on a board

Almond cake

The combination of ground almonds, almond extract and a topping of flaked almonds combine to give a subtly nutty and sweet teatime treat.

A round almond cake topped with almonds on a pale pink cake stand

Chocolate, orange and almond shortbreads

Our indulgent shortbread studded with almonds, chocolate and candied orange peel is the perfect accompaniment to that cuppa.

Chocolate Orange Shortbread Recipe With Almonds

Kefir, banana, almond and frozen berry smoothie

Filled with plenty of good bacteria, this fruity smoothie recipe makes a great on-the-go breakfast idea.

Banana Smoothie Recipe with Kefir Milk, Frozen Berries and Almonds

Sour cherry trifle with almonds

Dazzle your guests with the perfect Christmas day dessert – layers of vanilla-flecked custard cream, sherry-soaked sponge, toasted almonds and irresistible sour cherries.

A cherry trifle in a large glass trifle bowl with fairy lights in the background

Caramel almond slice

Caramel and almonds work really well together in this classic pudding. Serve warm as a dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of melted chocolate, or cool and eat as a teatime treat.

Caramel almond slice

Chocolate bark with dates, pistachios and almonds

Elevate your chocolate experience with this exquisite bark featuring dates, pistachios and the star of the show, almonds.

Chocolate bark broke into shards

Cauliflower, manchego and almond gratin

Check out this easy baked cauliflower with manchego cheese and crunchy almonds. Make this veggie traybake for an indulgent weekend, family recipe.

Baked Cauliflower Gratin Recipe With Cheese in baking dish

Double chocolate almond biscotti

These double chocolate almond biscotti make great edible gifts, but are delicious all year round. Make them as a little treat to have with your coffee.

Almond Biscotti Recipe With Double Chocolate

Broccoli and blue cheese salad

Match purple sprouting broccoli with a blue cheese and garlic dressing, then sprinkle with toasted almonds for added crunch.

Purple sprouting broccoli, blue cheese and almond salad

Salted honey nuts

Try this delicious medley of almonds, macadamias, cashews, pecans, walnuts, peanuts and seeds, covered in a glossy salted honey sauce.

Salted honey nuts

Overnight plum and almond oats

Prep your oats the night before to make this quick and easy vegan breakfast for two. It may be low in calories but it'll leave you feeling satisfied until lunchtime.

Healthy Overnight Oats Recipe with Plum and Almond Milk

Cherry cake

Flaked and ground almonds are mixed with glacé cherries in this simple cherry cake.

Cherry loaf cake on a board with the end sliced off

Raspberry and rosewater kulfi with toasted almond sprinkles

Kulfi is an Indian ice cream made by evaporating whole milk until it’s really rich and almost caramelised. The beauty of enriching the milk like this is that you don’t need an ice-cream maker to churn and break up ice crystals, so it’s an easy pudding to make.

Raspberry and rosewater kulfi

Fragrant basmati and almond pilaf

The spices in this warming pilaf make a fragrant dish ready in under an hour. The almonds add a toasty crunch, perfect for an easy wintery dish.

pilaf with almond

Plum and almond crumbles

You’ll need really ripe plums for this so they give up their juices – woolly ones just won’t work, which is why it’s best to wait until they're in season.

Plum Crumbles Recipe with Almond

Yogurt-spiced chicken with almond and coriander rice

Chicken is cooked in madras yogurt spiced with red chilli; served on coriander rice and topped with flaked almonds. A delicious meal for two, ready in just 30 minutes.

Yoghurt-spiced chicken with almond and coriander rice

Toasted almond and caramel millionaires’ shortbread

This rich chocolate and caramel snack is both easy to make and a very popular bake. Millionaires' shortbread can be made in little squares, perfect for entertaining and for an on-the-go snacks and treats. Add a bit of gold leaf for decoration.

Toasted almond and caramel millionaires’ shortbread

Spiced couscous with chicken and almonds

Spicy couscous is cooked in Indian spices and apricots; topped with chicken, spring onions and almonds. Serve drizzled with natural yogurt stirred through with parsley.


Kale salad with roasted butternut squash, pomegranate molasses and almonds

This kale and butternut squash salad is easy, ready in 35 minutes, vegetarian and, best of all, under 300 calories. It's so packed full of flavour from the sweet butternut squash and crunchy almonds that you'll forget you're being virtuous.

Kale salad with roasted butternut squash, pomegranate molasses and almonds

Romesco sauce

Pair roasted red peppers with smoked paprika, tomatoes and toasted almonds to create a sharp-sweet sauce for serving with steak, roasted salmon and grain salads.

A small copper pan filled with a red pepper sauce

Mocha porridge

Morning porridge tastes so much more exciting when you add cocoa powder, espresso, almond milk, dates and cinnamon. The perfect vegan start to the day.

Two bowls of porridge with toppers on the side

Baileys truffles

Treat someone special this Christmas with these melt-in-the-mouth chocolate truffles with a boozy kick. Make our decadent dark chocolate truffles or white chocolate and almond version.

Homemade Baileys Truffles with Chocolate

Baked feta salad

Fig leaves add an extra fruity note to the feta as it bakes, but don't worry if you can't get hold of any – the flavours of the salty cheese, sweet fresh figs and nutty almonds makes this summery dish a winner regardless.

A large white serving plate filled with green leaves and topped with halved figs and a block of baked feta, on a light stone background


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