Smart Sweet and Savory Almond Recipes

We’re nutty for these sweet and savory almond recipes and we’re pretty sure you will be too.

Did you know February 16th is National Almond Day? It doesn’t require a particular day for us to express our love for the nut. Loaded with energizing protein, beneficial fats and fiber, vitamins and minerals, almonds are often our go to snack. Check our more benefits of almonds here. Not to mention, they take dairy-free or even vegan recipes to the next level with their umami-like flavor qualities. So, from breakfast to dessert, with everything in between, here are a few of our favorite sweet and savory almond recipes to help you cook and eat smart.

Breakfast

Smart Sweet and Savory Almond Recipes

Almond and Chocolate Overnight Oats

Make your breakfast as sweet as an Almond Joy bar with overnight oats made with coconut, chocolate, and almonds. Really, almonds can be added to any bowl of oats. See the recipe.

Smart Sweet and Savory Almond Recipes

Banana Bread Almond Flour Pancakes

These almond flour pancakes are full of protein and are naturally sweetened, making them a very healthful breakfast. See the recipe.

Snacks

Smart Sweet and Savory Almond Recipes

Almond and Cookie Butter Oatmeal Protein Shake

Protein powder adds just enough nutritional value to justify serving – or sneaking – this sweet shake for a post-workout snack. See the recipe.

Smart Sweet and Savory Almond Recipes

Blue Cheese and Almond Guacamole

Take your guacamole dip to the next level with creamy, tangy blue cheese and smoked, salty almonds. See the recipe.

Smart Sweet and Savory Almond Recipes

Almond Butter and Maple Bars with Oats

Make bars for the next time you need a quick snack that is delicious and good for you. Boost healthy fats and improve brain function while enjoying them. See the recipe.

Smart Sweet and Savory Almond Recipes

Cayenne Chocolate Almond Covered Pretzels

Our new favorite sweet and salty snack. They’re addictive, you were warned. See the recipe.

Smart Sweet and Savory Almond Recipes

Strawberry and Almond Cereal Bars

Granola bar recipes can include many ingredients and take hours to make, but this recipe calls for only five ingredients for easy brown rice cereal bars with sliced almonds. See the recipe.

Smart Sweet and Savory Almond Recipes

Almond Butter Chocolate Smoothie

After a workout or a crazy day you need a pick-me-up. This smoothie tastes like peanut butter cup, only way better for you. See the recipe.

Lunch and Dinner

Smart Sweet and Savory Almond Recipes

Sausage, Feta, and Almond-Parsley Pesto Pasta

Save money and use almonds instead of pine nuts in your next pesto. Fresh parsley pesto and feta make for a bright and light dinner. With added garlic chicken sausage, this meal is sure to satisfy hunger. Try using chickpeas for a vegetarian option. See the recipe.

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Broccoli Salad with Creamy Almond Dressing

This broccoli salad doesn’t need a drop of mayo, instead toss with a creamy, nutty almond dressing for great flavor. See the recipe.

Smart Sweet and Savory Almond Recipes

Dairy-Free: Almond Milk Alfredo

A simple Alfredo sauce takes the cream and cheese out of the classic version but retains so much flavor. A vegan sauce uses creamy almond milk to make a dietary-friendly dish. See the recipe.

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Simple Almond Chicken

This simple chicken curry is taken to the next level with almond milk and butter. See the recipe.

Smart Sweet and Savory Almond Recipes

Almond and Beet Fettuccine

A beautiful handmade beet pasta speaks for itself and only requires simple ingredients, like almonds, to be served alongside it. See the recipe.

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Roasted Cauliflower, Golden Raisin and Candied Almond Salad with Harissa Dressing

If ever one thought cauliflower was boring, this recipe will change their mind. See the recipe.

Smart Sweet and Savory Almond Recipes

Colorful Kale Caesar Salad with Poached Egg

A fun take on a caesar salad with bright radishes, creamy avocados, a deliciously messy egg and a dairy-free almond dressing for the perfect zing of flavor. See the recipe.

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Coconut Chicken Satay with Almond Dipping Sauce

Grilling season or not, this coconut chicken is the perfect meal with a faux-creamy almond sauce. See the recipe.

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Honey Almond Salmon

With just a few ingredients, you too could be eating this juicy, nutty salmon. See the recipe.

Dessert

Smart Sweet and Savory Almond Recipes

Chocolate-Almond Tarts Filled with Blood Orange Mousse

Blood orange mousse is made dairy-free with coconut whipped cream that is coupled with a chocolate-almond crust to round things out. See the recipe.

Smart Sweet and Savory Almond Recipes

Like a chewy brownie, these soft chocolate cookies are mixed with almond flour for a delicious nutty taste. See the recipe.

Smart Sweet and Savory Almond Recipes

Strawberry Almond Cake with Mascarpone Cream

A simple, unfrosted almond cake with a filling of mascarpone cream with a topping of strawberries. It’s rustic appearance is quite charming for spring and summer. See the recipe.

Smart Sweet and Savory Almond Recipes

Dipped Almond Butter Cookies with Fleur de Sel

Sweet almond cookies are dipped in dark chocolate, topped with a touch of salt to bring out the delicious flavors and sprinkled with crunchy cacao nibs. See the recipe.

Smart Sweet and Savory Almond Recipes

Raw Almond Butter and Banana Pie

A chilled pie that is rich and creamy, perfect for warmer weather. Make it ahead and let is shine on your Easter table. See the recipe.

Smart Sweet and Savory Almond Recipes

Almond Bread with an Apricot Swirl

A loaf that is slightly sweet and tender with sticky apricot spread, chewy apricot pieces and crunchy almonds. See the recipe.

Smart Sweet and Savory Almond Recipes

Almond and Maple Syrup Spice Cake

A little cinnamon, toasted nuts, and the sweet flavor of maple syrup form the seasonal medley. With maple syrup icing, the cake is complete. See the recipe.

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