Almonds - regarded as a tree nut although technically a seed of the Almond tree's fruit - make a great and versatile baking ingredient and topping. Whether they're used as a 'sprinkler' on porridge for added crunch or ground into mixtures for a subtly sweet flavour in frangipanes or Bakewell Tarts, they're a delicious must-have in your autumn food cupboard. 

Almond Recipes To Sweeten Your Day

Almond Swirls

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Almond, Marmalade and Cinnamon Swirls

These delicious swirls will give you a hint of cinnamon and the sweet, tangy taste of marmalade at every bite.

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Almond Porridge

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Toasted Almond Porridge with Apples

This porridge will get you off to a hearty start to the day, made with almond milk and topped with delicious maple-glazed apples (and extra almonds if you want a crunch).

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Raspberry Frangipane

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Raspberry Frangipane Tart

Sweet raspberries and the nutty almond frangipane flavouring are the perfect pairing of flavours for a delicious dessert.

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Coconut Boosts

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Lime Coconut Boosts

If you fancy giving a tropical twist to your energy snacks, then mix a little lime with a little coconut and almonds to add a really refreshing flavour into your day.

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An Easy Almond Recipe To Bake With The Kids

No-butter almond shortbread

Stamp out these moreish little biscuits with your favourite cutter shapes. this fun almond recipe makes about 20 biscuits in 45 minutes (plus 30 minutes in the fridge). If you have younger children, make sure they leave the tricky - and hot - bits to you, and get them more involved in the rolling and shaping steps.

You'll need:

  • 125g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 125g plain natural yogurt
  • 70g ground almonds
  • 200g plain flour
  • 100g cornflour
  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar

How to make them:

  1. Heat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/Gas 4
  2. Line two baking sheets with non-stick baking parchment. Whisk together the caster sugar, egg and yogurt, then stir in the almonds.
  3. Sift in the plain flour and cornflour, then mix together to form a soft, pliable dough. Wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes.

4.Roll out

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface

5.Cut Out

Use pastry cutters to stamp out shapes

7.Lift Out

Lift the cookies onto the baking sheets

8.Lay Out

Cook in the oven for 18-20 minutes until golden