These easy Vegan Almond Flour Recipes are the key to foolproof gluten-free baking! Healthy cakes, pancakes, cookies, and more tasty treats, so you can indulge yourself guilt-free and allergy-free.
Vegan Almond Flour Recipes
Almond Flour Cakes
This orange cake is a stunning dessert with its sunny color. The citrus notes are front and center while still not being overpowering. Orange cake is traditionally made with wheat flour and eggs. The vegan version is egg-free and contains no wheat.
Flourless chocolate cake can be very dense and rich. This recipe is a twist on the classic that introduces almond flour to cut through some of the thick chocolate. I love that idea. Of course, espresso powder gives it just the edge it needs.
3. Vanilla Cake
How can cake be paleo? Not only is this vanilla almond flour cake paleo, but it is also vegan. The ingredients are easy to source and the recipe is anything but complicated. The result is elegant and perfect for serving at Sunday brunch.
Damp lemon cake is basically an almond flour cake moistened with freshly squeezed lemon juice. But this cake has a full cup of applesauce as a binder. And it adds some extra sweetness and moisture. Damp lemon cake is what I want when I wake up early to a quiet house on a Saturday morning and the coffee is freshly brewed.
I am not one to pass up a really fudgy vegan brownie. The key to success with this recipe is super fine almond flour, not almond meal. This ensures the brownies aren’t gritty and the chocolate is the main attraction.
Almond Flour Bread & Banana bread
Let’s go keto and bake some bread. I know that sounds like an oxymoron since keto doesn’t allow for grains. I can confirm that almond flour bread is low-carb, tender, and toasts up very nicely. As a bonus, it is entirely plant-based.
I have to wonder why banana bread isn’t always made with nut flour. Before going vegan, I always ground up almonds or other nuts into a meal that I added to my banana bread flour. Bananas and nuts are a crazy good combination. This recipe takes it to the extreme with all almond flour.
Almond Flour Crackers
Do you love nut-based crackers from the market but don’t want to pay $6.00 for a box? You can make your own almond flour crackers at home that are affordable and actually easier than you might think with just 4 ingredients. And, these have nutritional value in the form of protein and fiber.
There is something about crunchy salty snacks that can be addictive. If you like the crunch factor, you will definitely want to add these garlic and oregano crackers to your vegan charcuterie board at your next gathering.
Sundried tomatoes and basil are a culinary marriage indeed. These crackers seal their commitment with almond flour and sunflower seeds. They are savory crunchy bites that beg to be topped with hummus, mushroom pate, or mushroom paté.
Almond Flour Pancakes, Waffles & Muffins
You can have a high-protein breakfast without eggs and bacon. Almond flour pancakes are fluffy, a breeze to make, and a good source of protein. These are fluffy and quick to make. They also can be frozen for easy weekday breakfasts.
Are you avoiding grains? If you are on an AIP or paleo diet, you might be trying to find compliant recipes that are also vegan. Almond flour waffles are an excellent choice. In addition to being grain-free, they don’t have any processed sugar.
Banana muffins are a personal favorite because I love the moist texture and the natural sweetness from the fruit. Chia seeds are an ideal substitute for eggs in this recipe. Cinnamon and vanilla really enhance the sweetness.
Almond Flour Cookies
You really can’t go wrong with 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies. Nutty almond flour, creamy peanut butter, and sweet maple syrup are all you need to get a crumbly and chewy cookie. They bake in just 12 minutes.
These chocolate chip cookies blow away the packaged paleo and vegan ones. Homemade always trumps store-bought in my book. Almond flour and almond butter combined make sure these cookies have a chewy texture with crisp edges.
16. Matcha Cookies
I am so excited about matcha cookies. Matcha powder is something I keep in my pantry for a special treat. It is a great alternative to coffee and it is just so vibrant in color. I love that you can bake cookies with matcha and almond flour. These simple cookies will dazzle your friends and family with their subtle green tint.
17. Lemon Cookies
Do you enjoy a good basic lemon cookie? Lemon cookies are delicate in texture and flavor. This recipe uses both fresh lemon juice and lemon zest. The addition of finely shredded coconut makes the cookies a little flaky. These are perfect with a cup of tea in the afternoon.
Making cookies with bananas was new to me until I saw this recipe. It just makes so much sense to replace an egg with a mashed ripe banana. It helps to bind the almond flour and simply tastes awesome. Once baked, the cookies are dipped in a sweet citrus glaze.
Anyone who loves shortbread cookies will enjoy these healthier shortbreads with fewer carbs and less fat. Almond flour replaces all-purpose bleached wheat flour. Coconut oil is substituted for butter in the classic shortbread recipe. These have a good bite with a tender center.
Remember thumbprint cookies? Those are the ones that have a little thumbprint dent in the center that is filled with either jam or chocolate. These whole-food plant-based flourless thumbprint cookies are soft and chewy.
Almond Flour Scones, Cinamon Rolls & Donut
When I first started thinking about a whole foods vegan diet, I tried my hand at baking scones for breakfast, sans the egg, butter, and cream. Scones don’t have to be perfect, so there is some room for experimentation and a few flaws. I am happy that I now have lemon blueberry almond flour scones to add to my baked goods recipe collection.
22. Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon rolls are a childhood favorite but they aren’t as healthy as these rolls made with almond flour. They are filled with chopped pecans dressed in sticky maple syrup and cinnamon. A sweet vegan cream cheese icing tops them off.
You don’t have to give up donuts if you are shunning grain flour or gluten. Delectable nut flour donuts are sweetened with applesauce and maple syrup. They are coated in a dusting of coconut sugar and cinnamon. These beauties are essential for an autumn morning treat.
Almond Flour Pie Crust
24. Flaky Pie Crust
You won’t look back once you try this gluten-free vegan pie crust recipe. Holiday pie baking is going to be easier and foolproof. Pie crusts can be tricky to get right so they are flaky. You can use this almond flour and coconut oil pastry as the base for both sweet and savory pies.
What are your favorite vegan almond flour recipes?
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Vegan Almond Flour Recipes FAQ
It depends on the recipe because almond flour, like most gluten-free flour, is not always a 1:1 substitute for all-purpose flour. Almond flour works best in recipes like chewy cookies and pancakes, but it can make cakes and muffins dense and gummy, so it’s best to mix with an all-purpose flour, regular or gluten free.
Yes, almond flour can go bad because the oils in the almonds can quickly turn rancid. Extend the shelf life of your almond flour (and almonds, and other nuts and seeds in general) by storing it in the freezer. It may clump up a bit, but will not freeze solid, so you can use it directly from the freezer.
Almond flour, like many gluten-free flours, requires a binder for baked goods so the final product isn’t crumbly. Egg replacers are great options to use for binding. Try flax eggs, applesauce, commercial egg replacers, or mashed banana, depending on the recipe.
You don’t necessarily need to use xanthan gum with almond flour, but a small amount of xanthan gum can help even out the gritty texture of almond flour and hold together baked items, especially if they are made with 100% almond flour or totally gluten free.