If you’re nuts for almonds, here’s the first cookbook devoted to almond milk, almond flour, and almond butter. More than 150 recipes will help you further incorporate them into your meals.
Almonds have quickly become a key ingredient in Paleo, low-carb, gluten-free, vegan, and other alternative diets, as well as mainstream diets. They provide an excellent substitute for dairy and grain flours. And the list of health benefits they offer is long: They can reduce bad cholesterol, lower heart-attack risks, aid building strong bones, provide healthy fats, and assist in regulating blood sugar and insulin levels.
Author Brooke McLay offers recipes for all the basics. She describes how to make your own unsweetened almond milk, along with variations including vanilla, coconut, chocolate, and cashew almond milks. And she outlines a similar spectrum of almond butters and almond flours.
McLay then describes an astonishing array of almond-based recipes for breakfast dishes, including pancakes, waffles, bars, and granolas; breads, scones, and muffins; smoothies, shakes, and cocoas; snacks, appetizers, and side dishes; sandwiches; soups; dinners; and best of all, desserts.
A sampling of some of our favorite recipes are below.