National Almond Day on February 16 is a great time to enjoy the fiber-rich nutrition-dense nut! We’re huge fans of nuts in general. They are rich in heart-healthy fats along with vitamins and nutrients.
An ounce of almonds has 164 calories, 6.1 grams of carbs, 3.5 grams of fiber, six grams of protein and zero grams of salt! It does have 14.2 grams of fat — that’s around 22 percent of your daily value. But, it’s monounsaturated fat, which is heart-healthy.
Because of almonds’ wonderfully high amount of fiber, almond flour appears in tons of low-carb baking recipes! In fact, it’s featured in many of our baking blogs! Finding recipes for today was a little bit of a head-scratcher. We’ve featured almond flour so many times! Our recipes today don’t just use almonds and almond flour as an ingredient; they really focus on the flavor of the almond and celebrate it!
When you see the word “candied” most people with blood sugar concerns immediately write off a recipe. It’s understandable! Most methods of candying nuts or fruit require a ton of sugar. But this one is sugar-free and delicious! Better yet, it’s only four ingredients! While this is technically a holiday recipe, there are still winter storms all over the country, and the nuts make a delicious any-time snack! They can be a perfect gift, but they are also perfect just to keep for yourself! A serving has 136 calories, three grams of carbs and two grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
There are many, many recipes for almond flour bread. We love this one because it is two steps and seven ingredients, two of which are salt and water. If you regularly bake low-carb treats, you might already have everything! This one is so easy, and it’s tasty to boot! Almond bread tends to fall somewhere between regular bread and something like banana bread. We think winter, with its low humidity, is a great time to bake it. It dries it out a little and helps you use it for sandwiches. You can add a teaspoon of yeast if you prefer a lighter, less dense loaf. It works beautifully but adds an extra step. A slice has 126 calories, 3.9 grams of carbs and two grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
This is a recipe that celebrates almonds! We love almond cookies, we love shortbread, and this combines the two with just five ingredients! They are so easy and fast. They are almost impossible to mess up even if you don’t bake often! They are a genuinely delicious almond cookie that shines because of their simplicity. A serving has 181 calories, five grams of carbs and two grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
We’re never sure if Danish is a breakfast or a dessert. One thing is for certain, the pastry is delicious. This version manages to be just as light and tasty as a normal Danish despite being made without wheat flour, sugar or butter! That’s amazing! It is more work than the other three dishes we’ve shared today, so it’s not a mid-week recipe. It takes about an hour and perhaps isn’t a recipe for a novice baker. But, if you enjoy baking and want to try your hand at homemade Danish, this is the perfect one! A serving has 184 calories, 6.48 grams of carbs and 0.31 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
We hope that you enjoy these recipes in your kitchen! They are a great way to celebrate the holiday while eating protein and healthy fats without a ton of carbs! As always, we would love to hear your suggestions for recipe blogs! You can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!