Got almonds? You’ll love these healthy almond recipes + 10 delicious tips for using almonds in your cooking!

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Almonds are an incredibly versatile nut & so nutritious too!

Unless you have a nut allergy, most of you have probably used almonds in one form or another in your cooking.

Almond milk (make this super easy almond milk recipe!) has become incredibly popular. And, if you follow a gluten free diet like I do, you’ve probably baked with almond flour. Of course, we can’t leave out rich and creamy almond butter. Or, nutty almond oil.

There’s even almond pulp-the fiber rich leftovers from homemade almond milk. I’ve yet to create any of my own almond recipes with leftover pulp, YET, but if you’re looking for ideas (and ways to cut back on food waste) here are a few I’d love to try:

Healthy Almond Recipes (Savory & Sweet) You’ll Love!

Easy Lentil Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Simple ingredients, easy to make, and super healthy to boot, you’ll love everything about this lovely lentil, kale, cherry tomato, and almond salad with lemon vinaigrette!
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Close up photo of a kale, lentil, tomato, radicchio salad in a white bowl.
Strawberry Arugula Salad w/ Strawberry Salad Dressing
Bursting with nourishing springtime ingredients, this Strawberry Arugula Salad with Chicken, Goat Cheese, Almonds, and Creamy Strawberry Salad Dressing is super easy to make, and will satisfy all your salad cravings.
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Strawberry Arugula Salad with Strawberry Salad Dressing on a white plate
Low FODMAP Kale Salad with Carrots, Almonds & Citrus Vinaigrette
This refreshing low FODMAP kale salad will help you add kale to your menu more often. Not only is it a nutritious salad but it also keeps for days in the refrigerator. Make a big batch on the weekend and enjoy it for several lunches throughout the week.
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Low FODMAP Kale Salad with Carrots, Almonds, & Citrus Vinaigrette
Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe with Tart Cherry Quinoa Pilaf
This gluten-free, vegan stuffed acorn squash recipe is packed with fall flavors and get's rave reviews from my plant-based and meat-eaters alike! ! It's filled with delicious pumpkin seed, spinach, and tart cherry quinoa pilaf. Serve it as a wholesome side dish, a meatless main course, or a festive accompaniment at your next holiday gathering.
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Acorn vegetarian stuffed squash filled with quinoa pilaf on a white dish.
Chai Spice Pumpkin Seed Almond Muesli
This easy and nutritious gluten free muesli with chai spices, almonds, and pumpkin seeds, is a delicious way to start the day!
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Overhead photo of gluten-free muesli in a terracotta bowl with almonds and pumpkin seeds.
Cinnamon Toast Gluten Free Waffles Waffles w/ Spiced Pomegranate Orange Syrup + Toasted Almonds
These Cinnamon Toast Gluten Free Waffles with Spiced Pomegranate Orange Sauce and Toasted Almonds are a festive and delicious way to start the day!
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Gluten Free Waffles with Pomegranate Orange Syrup and Almonds
Mexican Chocolate Banana Shake
This creamy, dreamy, delicious Mexican Chocolate Banana Shake is just what you need when you’re craving something luscious, chocolatey, AND nutritious!
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Chocolate Banana Shake in a glass with cocoa and almonds on top
Tropical Green Flaxseed Smoothie
This tropical flaxseed smoothie is the quintessential breakfast, lunch, or summertime snack. It’s light, refreshing, and a great way to boost hydration and sneak in extra nutrition with minimal effort. Better yet, no need to heat up your kitchen! 
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Overhead shot of a bright green smoothie with a silver strawon a white background
Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Brown Sugar Icing
This delicious gluten free, grain free chocolate cake will wow your guests! It's moist, chocolaty, and delicious!
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3 slices of gluten-free chocolate cake topped with brown sugar icing and almonds.
Easy Chocolate Spiced Pumpkin Truffles with Almonds
These Easy Chocolate Spiced Pumpkin Truffles with Almonds and Dark Chocolate are melt-in-your-mouth delicious, and perfect for a healthy fall treat! Gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo, they are easy to adapt for vegan and low FODMAP diets too!
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Easy Pumpkin Spice Truffles w/ Almonds and Dark Chocolate ~ A healthy treat that's gluten-free, low FODMAP & dairy free. | Get the recipe at The Spicy RD


  1. Substitute almonds/almond meal for bread crumbs when coating meat, veggies, or other foods. My family and I LOVE this almond meal coated Low Carb Baked Chicken Stuffed with Pesto and Cheese from Kalyns Kitchen. SO good!
  2. Add almond butter to your favorite hot breakfast cereal for a burst of flavor plus protein. You can also give a super boost of protein to your oatmeal or smoothie with Noosh Unsweetened Almond Protein Powder. I love this stuff!
  3. Use almond flour to create gluten-free alternatives for favorite cakes and muffins. See the recipe for my Gluten Free Chocolate Cake w/ Brown Sugar Almond Icing below. OMG, swoon!!!
  4. Ditch the bread crumbs some time and use coarsely ground almonds for a delicious gluten-free casserole topping
  5. 3 words. DIY Almond Milk! While store bought options have improved quite a bit, and you can even find some brands without any gums or fillers, it’s pretty darn easy to make your own almond milk. Try this EASY 1-Minute Almond Milk Recipe and let me know what you think!
  6. Substitute almond milk for regular milk in mashed potatoes for a creamy dairy-free dish.
  7. Add almonds to whole grain recipes to bring out the nutty flavor of the grain. Like in this Cranberry Orange Quinoa Pudding w/ Toasted Almonds. So tasty for the holidays!
  8. Got almond pulp from your homemade almond milk? Try it as a gluten-free thickening agent in soups or stews! And, see above, for more delicious ways to use up your almond pulp.
  9. Try almond flour in your favorite cookie recipe or baked good to produce an even chewier texture. I love this Juicy Ginger Peach Tart with Almond Flour & Berry Sauce. Trust me, you will love it!
  10. Roasted almonds! Almonds + Your favorite sweet or savory spices thrown into a slow cooker makes for a delicious homemade snack mix!

Let’s Chat!

What are your favorite almond recipes? Do you bake with almond flour? Have you made anything with almond pulp before? Do share!