Coconut flour is often cited as the replacement flour of choice for many Paleo recipes, but almond flour is a worthy contender, as well. Loaded with vitamin E, magnesium and heart-healthy omega-3s, almond flour adds a nutty taste to baked goods and savory dishes alike.
Whether you prefer the store-bought kind or decide to grind up your own, the possibilities with almond flour may surprise you. Check out these 41 recipes from our own kitchen and our network of Paleo-friendly bloggers to see the possibilities, from freshly baked pies and cookies to spicy chicken and burgers!
Almond Butter Cup Cookies
These sweet coconut treats are topped with melted dark chocolate, creating a mouthwatering, Paleo-friendly treat fit for any dessert lover.
Recipe: Almond Butter Cup Cookies
Save your overripe bananas from self-destruction with this almond flour recipe. Studded with walnuts or chocolate chips, this airy bread is a winner.
Recipe: Banana Bread
In this classic recipe, a sweet late-summer stone fruit pairs up with pecans to help you ease into that cooler autumn weather.
Recipe: Peach Cobbler
Maple Bacon Donuts
Ever hear of these crazy popular treats from VooDoo Donuts in Portland, Oregon? Now you can make your own Paleo-friendly version with cinnamon, coconut and just a little Dijon mustard.
Recipe: Maple Bacon Donuts
Almond Flour Pancakes
These light and nutty pancakes are topped with a drizzle of pomegranate syrup for ultimate weekend decadence.
Recipe: Almond Flour Pancakes
Who doesn’t love a sticky cinnamon roll straight from the oven? Prep the dough the night before so you can wake up to these maple-glazed beauties in 20 minutes flat!
Recipe: Cinnamon Rolls
Almond Flour Naan
Create your own Indian bread with this quick and easy three-ingredient recipe. Use it to sop up the sauces of your favorite Paleo Indian meals, or get creative and make turnovers, samosas or even empanadas with them!
Recipe: Almond Flour Naan
Almond Flour Waffles
Fire up your waffle maker and pour in this Paleo-friendly, gluten-free batter sweetened with honey, vanilla and cinnamon.
Recipe: Almond Flour Waffles
No-Bake Energy Bars
Need to add some vitality to your day? These no-bake bars are filled with seeds, nuts, bananas and lots of melted dark chocolate to help keep you going.
Recipe: No-Bake Energy Bars
Pumpkin Spice Bread
Pumpkin spice season is here, and this autumn bread packs a spicy punch! Want something a little less basic? Try the variations for pumpkin walnut or pecan loaf.
Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Bread
Pile on the meats and veggies with this almond flour tortilla recipe, which can be used either as a hard tostada shell or made as a softer, flexible taco.
Recipe: Paleo Tortillas
Paleo Chocolate Frosting
No matter what you’re baking in the oven, it never hurts to have a tried-and-true Paleo-friendly frosting on hand to slather on top! This version comes with a surprise sweetener: pitted dates.
Recipe: Paleo Chocolate Frosting
Almond Flour Brownies
Treat yourself to lunch dessert with this chewy, chocolatey brownie developed by a grain-free blogger.
Recipe: Almond Flour Brownies
Baked Zucchini Crisps
These golden-fried zucchini crisps will put regular fries to shame. As an added bonus, this blogger says the almond flour version passed the taste test against the plain breadcrumb-coated ones!
Recipe: Baked Zucchini Crisps
Crispy butterflied chicken breasts, served with zucchini ribbons and topped with blistered San Marzano tomatoes, might be your new go-to recipe for Italian night.
Recipe: Chicken Parmesan
Cinnamon Apple Cookies
These cinnamon-spiked cookies are filled with raisins and chunky pieces of apple, and bake in about 10 minutes flat!
Recipe: Cinnamon Apple Cookies
You’ll feel like a Paleo version of Betty Crocker when you whip together these muffins with equal parts almond, coconut and hazelnut flours as the base.
Recipe: Blueberry Muffins
Almond Flour Pie Crust
Get ready for pumpkin pie season with this Paleo-friendly pie recipe, which supplements almond flour with tapioca flour, an egg, and just a little palm shortening. There’s a coconut flour pie crust version you can try, too.
Recipe: Almond Flour Pie Crust
These fluffy cakes – or cupcakes – use a mixture of almond and coconut flours to achieve the perfect texture. Just make sure you use the vegan recipe for the cream cheese frosting!
Recipe: Carrot Cake
Sweet & Sour Pineapple Meatballs
These classic appetizers, with almond flour mixed into the beef, are slow-cooked in a Crock-Pot for six hours to achieve maximum tenderness.
Recipe: Sweet & Sour Pineapple Meatballs
Miss the snack-y goodness of Wheat Thins? Bake your own Paleo version with this super easy recipe containing only almond flour, an egg white, garlic & onion powders and a little salt.
Recipe: Almond Thins
Flaxseed and Honey Sandwich Bread
Almond flour is the star ingredient of this moist and flavorful bread, featuring lots of healthy fats from flaxseed and eggs.
Impress your friends and grill up this part-Jamaican, all-American burger featuring lots of curry spices on a homemade sweet potato bun.
Recipe: Jamaican-Style Burger
Maca Coconut Banana Porridge
Harness the nutritional powers of the maca plant and whip up this super easy porridge, sweetened with almond milk, stevia, and cinnamon.
Recipe: Maca Coconut Banana Porridge
Missing the romantic twirl of your fork in a bowl of pasta? This fresh pasta uses almond flour, arrowroot flour and eggs to simulate traditional noodles.
Recipe: Fettuccini-Style Pasta
Paleo French Toast
This egg-free French toast is dipped in an almond milk batter, grilled in coconut oil and topped with bananas and blueberries. What better way to start your weekend?
Recipe: Paleo French Toast
‘Everything Bagel’ Cauliflower Rolls
Tantalize your taste buds with these warm rolls topped with the seasonings from everyone’s bagel of choice: sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic and onion.
Summon your inner child with these lunch-worthy nuggets! This six-ingredient recipe guides you through dredging chicken strips in seasoned almond flour and baking them until crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.
Recipe: Chicken Fingers
Almond Flour Pizza Crust
When it comes to Paleo-friendly flours that bake the perfect pizza crust, almond is king. Roll up this easy recipe to create your favorite healthy pie. Need some ideas? Use this recipe for mushroom sausage artichoke toppings.
Recipe: Almond Flour Pizza Crust
Chocolate Zucchini Bread
What’s better than zucchini bread? Chocolate zucchini bread, of course! This easy recipe will give you a great excuse to stock up on the veggie that, for some reason, people are always trying to pawn off on you.
Recipe: Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Dark Chocolate Cake
Bust out the springboard pans, here comes Paleo’s chocolatiest layer cake yet! Remember to pass on the whipped cream filling, and to make up for it, double up on the ganache glaze.
Recipe: Dark Chocolate Cake
Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
These adorable cupcakes are topped with Italian meringue frosting folded with strawberry preserves, giving these summery treats an added berry punch.
Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
Ready to bake with all those fresh apples from the farmer’s market? Try this Paleo apple crisp, which uses coconut oil as a healthy fat for the crumbled topping.
Recipe: Apple Crisp
Paleo Mini Quiches with Almond Flour Crust
These scallion-, red pepper- and bacon-filled quiches are baked in an almond flour crust, which puff up to become very filling and quite adorable little breakfasts.
Biscuits & Gravy
Spicy sausage biscuits with gravy are pretty much the savory breakfast trump card. In this Paleo-friendly recipe, almond flour and coconut milk team up to deliver this Southern staple with a bit of nutty flavor.
Recipe: Biscuits & Gravy
These chewy, twisted breadsticks are a great accompaniment to pizza, spaghetti squash with sauce, or just straight up on their own!
Recipe: Garlic Breadsticks
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
If you’re a sucker for raw cookie dough (and we know you are), this egg-free, safe-to-eat cookie dough can be whipped up and enjoyed by the jarful. Because let’s be honest – no one ever intended to bake them into cookies anyway.
Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Chocolate Pudding Pie
Get ready for the holiday season and start practice-baking this decadent pie! It boasts an almond flour crust, a sweet, creamy chocolate filling, and whipped coconut cream topping.
Recipe: Chocolate Pudding Pie
Whether you make them plain or cinnamon raisin, these English muffins only take two minutes to bake!
Recipe: English Muffins
Italian Chicken Bake
This one-pot meal is filled with spinach, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and bacon, then topped with almond flour and baked for a crunchy topping.
Recipe: Italian Chicken Bake
Give the Girl Scouts a run for their money with this homemade version of a seasonal classic! This blog also features a Paleo version of America’s second favorite Girl Scout cookie: Samoas.
Recipe: Thin Mints