Almond Bread Recipe

Kristy Still | Mommy Hates Cooking

This almond bread is perfect toasted up for breakfast, or next to a glorious cup of tea for an afternoon snack. We love the extra boost...

Almond Bread Photo

One thing I love to bake for a quick breakfast, brunch, or snack is different varieties of breads. A few of my favorites include strawberry and banana bread. This past month though we added a new favorite to our list, Almond Bread.

As soon as this delicious bread was pulled out of the oven, my son was eyeing it. I could see him coming up beside me ready to instantly grab a piece of bread. Luckily, I was standing there, because he would have been fooled and had a throbbing hand if he had grabbed that fresh-out-of-the-oven bread. After it cooled a bit, he could not stay out of it!

Almond Bread Picture

I decided to adapt a version of Almond Bread from Cooking Light that I was able to make either gluten filled or gluten free. It’s totally up to you!

The key ingredient in this bread is the almond paste. The almond paste actually took me quite a while to find at the store, it is in the baking aisle and at my store it was near the coconut oils. This was actually my first time using almond paste in a recipe; it acts as filler to the bread.

After purchasing the almond paste, I learned that it is also easy to make at home too if you prefer a homemade version.

I also decided to adapt the recipe a bit and add slivered almonds to the batter as well as the top of the bread. The slivered almonds gave it texture and added a new element.

Almond Bread Image

This bread would make the perfect edition this summer season for a treat before heading off on a summer adventure. It could also be stored easily to take with you if you are heading off on vacation, a tasty treat for road trips!

I’ll warn you too, when I make this bread, it only lasts maybe a day around our house, and that’s if I’m lucky.

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Almond Bread Recipe

    12 Servings


  • 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour, or Certified Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2/3 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 7 ounces Almond Paste, one package
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Slivered Almonds, divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, butter and oil.
  3. Beat in the almond paste, eggs, vanilla, and milk.
  4. Fold in 1/4 Cup of the almonds.
  5. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray, then pour the batter into the pan spreading it evenly.
  6. Sprinkle the top with remaining almonds.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes, or until nice and browned and when poked with a toothpick in the deepest part it comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the loaf pan and let cool on a wire rack.
  9. Serve warm.


Source: Adapted from Cooking Light.
Adapted from Cooking Light.
Cooking Method:
Gluten Free
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Author: Kristy Still
Source: Adapted from Cooking Light.
Recipe Yields: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 92
Calories 259

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 115mg
Total Carbohydrate 32g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 17g
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristy Still

About Kristy

Kristy turned her hatred of cooking into a new outlet for creativity. Now that's the kind of attitude we're fanatical about! She blogs about all sorts of good food on Mommy Hates Cooking. On Food Fanatic, she's tackling all things Gluten Free.

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