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Platter full of gluten-free almond custard tarts topped with whipped cream and almond shavings

Ways to Bake With Almonds

January 30, 2020 in Learn

You may know Blue Diamond for our selection of snack almonds, almond milk, or nut thin products but, in addition to those, we make cooking ingredients to help you get creative in the kitchen. Almonds have long been a versatile baking ingredient in cakes, cookies, and pastries and now with our wholesome ingredients made with 100% California almonds you can bring the great flavor of our almonds to your favorite baking recipes. In this article, we’ll run through some of the baking product offerings at Blue Diamond and some new recipes to try out with our great almond products.

Blue Diamond’s Baking Ingredients

Almond Flour

When reaching for a traditional flour alternative, consider using Blue Diamond’s Almond Flour so you don’t compromise any taste or texture. Our almond flour is finely sifted, made from 100% California grown almonds, and adds a nutty flavor and fluffy texture to recipes while providing a source of protein and fiber. It’s keto-friendly, gluten-free, low carb, and kosher; not to mention vegan, paleo, and non-GMO certified!

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Sliced and Slivered Almonds

Blue Diamond has a selection of Sliced Almonds and Slivered Almonds, available exclusively on BlueDiamondStore.com, that are a versatile ingredient for cooking and baking. Both of these variations of cooking almonds can be used in a number of ways such as a tasty topping for savory dishes, final touches on desserts, topping on your favorite salads, or as a baking ingredient.


Recipes to Start Baking with Blue Diamond

Almond Flour Cake

A good start to test baking with Almond Flour would be our simple yet delicious Almond Flour Cake. Dusted with powdered sugar and topped with Blue Diamond Blanched Sliced Almonds, this is a quick cake recipe that’s perfect for any occasion.

Almond Flour Cake

Almond Custard Tart

If you’re a more experienced baker and want to try something a little bit more challenging for your introduction to Almond Flour baking, consider trying to make a crust from scratch for these Almond Custard Tarts. After the base custard has been made, you can customize the toppings to fit your taste, however we suggest garnishing this dish with Blue Diamond Sliced Natural Almonds and sliced strawberries.

Almond Custard Tarts

Bittersweet Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Cookies

A sweet option to try out Almond Flour are these delightful Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Cookies. These cookies are fruity, nutty, and chocolaty all at once for a contract in flavor with an added crunch from the coarse sea salt topping. We’re confident you’ll be coming back to this recipe soon!

Bittersweet Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Cookies

If you like these recipes featuring Blue Diamond’s Almond Flour, check out our full list of recipes here!