10 Recipes That Show The Diversity Of Almonds Slideshow

10 Recipes That Show the Diversity of Almonds

From cakes and cookies and snack bars to crunchy chicken dishes to vegan-friendly options, there really is no limit to what you can do with a few almond products and a good idea.

Almond Cake With Mascarpone Whipped Cream

This cake from Chewing the Fat is packed with almond flavor. Using almond paste, almond extract, and slivered almonds, this decadent dessert truly shows off everything the almond is capable of.

For the Almond Cake With Mascarpone Whipped Cream recipe, click here.

Cheezy Beans and Almonds

Fresh green beans can be tricky to use creatively, but A Little Rosemary and Thyme managed. This vegan-friendly side is topped with blanched almonds, adding another layer of freshness and texture to your dinner plate.

For the Cheezy Beans and Almonds recipe, click here.

Detroit Style Almond Chicken

Though most Chinese restaurants across the country serve cashew chicken, according to Savory Experiments, takeout joints in Detroit serve this specialty dish.

For the Detroit Style Almond Chicken recipe, click here.

Easy Texas Sheet Cake

Almond products are a great way to make a dessert gluten-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly, and dairy-free without sacrificing flavor. A Calculated Whisk's flourless sheet cake is rich, sweet, and you don't have to feel bad about this indulgence.

For the Easy Texas Sheet Cake recipe, click here.

No Bake Almond Joy Bars

With inspiration from the Almond Joy candy bar, 2 Cookin Mamas' no-bake bars are rich, filled with creamy almond butter and toasted almonds, and everything you could want in a dessert.

For the No Bake Almond Joy Bars recipe, click here.

Riesling Rosemary Almond Savory Bundt Cake

Not all cakes need to be sweet, as Diary of a Mad Hausfrau proves with this "gugelhupf" (that's Bundt cake in German). The crunchy almonds in the cake add some lightness to the dominating rosemary and Riesling wine flavors, creating a wonderful equilibrium.

For the Riesling Rosemary Almond Savory Bundt Cake recipe, click here.

Sicilian Pesto

Almonds can be a great, flavorful substitution for pricey pine nuts in a traditional Sicilian pesto. As Coley Cooks writes, "This pesto is delicious tossed with pasta, smeared on bread, or as a sauce for meats, seafood and vegetables."

For the Sicilian Pesto recipe, click here.

String Bean Chicken Stir-Fry With Toasted Almonds

One of the best uses of almonds is to add texture to a stir-fry dish along with a delicate, sweet flavor. Simple, Sweet, & Savory's simple chicken stir-fry is a perfect weeknight dish with just the right amount of almond crunch.

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Toasted Almond Milkshake

Yes, almonds can be a healthy snack, but they can also be the perfect ingredient for indulgence. View from Great Island created this insanely flavorful almond milkshake, with toasted almonds mixed throughout for a wonderful texture experience.

For the Toasted Almond Milkshake recipe, click here.

Trail Mix Snack Bars

With almond milk, almond butter, and chopped almonds, A Mind Full Mom's snack bars are filled with creamy, nutty flavor. Packed with protein, potassium, calcium, and fiber, this treat is the perfect post-workout meal.

For the Trail Mix Snack Bars recipe, click here.