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.
Best almond recipes
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.
Our indulgent shortbread studded with almonds, chocolate and candied orange peel is the perfect accompaniment to that cuppa.
Filled with plenty of good bacteria, this fruity smoothie recipe makes a great on-the-go breakfast idea.
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.
Check out this easy baked cauliflower with manchego cheese and crunchy almonds. Make this veggie traybake for an indulgent weekend, family recipe.
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.
Match purple sprouting broccoli with a blue cheese and garlic dressing, then sprinkle with toasted almonds for added crunch.
Try this delicious medley of almonds, macadamias, cashews, pecans, walnuts, peanuts and seeds, covered in a glossy salted honey sauce.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.