Satisfy Your Taste Buds with Apricot Almond Biscuits

Hey there foodies, it’s your favorite nutritionist, and today I am excited to share with you a mouthwatering recipe for Apricot and Almond Biscuits that are gluten-free, dairy-free, and packed with flavor. Trust me; this recipe is everything you need in a cookie – soft, chewy, buttery, and bursting with apricot and almond flavors.

As we all know, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be challenging when we are limited to certain foods due to dietary restrictions. That’s why I always encourage my clients to get creative in the kitchen and experiment with new recipes; who says healthy food has to be bland and boring? Not me!

This recipe is perfect for those who are looking for gluten-free alternatives without sacrificing flavor or texture. We will be using almond flour instead of regular flour, which is high in protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Additionally, the apricots in the recipe will boost your daily intake of vitamins A and C.

So get ready to prepare some delicious cookies that will leave you wanting more. Let’s jump into this recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Apricot and Almond Biscuits - Gluten Free
Apricot and Almond Biscuits – Gluten Free

Are you looking for a delicious and healthy gluten-free dessert that’s easy to make? Look no further than these apricot and almond biscuits! This recipe combines the sweet and tangy flavor of dried apricots with the nutty goodness of almond flour to create a treat that is both satisfying and nutritious.

One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s naturally gluten-free, making it perfect for those with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance. And don’t worry – just because it’s gluten-free doesn’t mean you have to miss out on taste! The combination of almond flour, apricot jam, and ground almonds creates a rich and flavorful biscuit that will satisfy your craving for something sweet.

Another reason you’ll love this recipe is because it’s dairy-free. Rather than using butter or milk, this recipe calls for reduced fat margarine, which helps keep the biscuits moist without adding unnecessary calories. Plus, the use of eggs gives these biscuits a light and fluffy texture that is sure to please.

But perhaps my favorite thing about this recipe is how versatile it is. You can easily customize it to suit your tastes by swapping out the dried apricots for your favorite fruit or adding a touch of cinnamon or cardamom for extra flavor. And because these biscuits are bite-sized, they’re perfect for serving at parties or as an after-dinner treat.

So why not give this apricot and almond biscuit recipe a try? Not only will it satisfy your sweet tooth, but it’s also good for you – what’s not to love?

Ingredient List

 These gluten-free biscuits are made with healthy organic ingredients that nourish your body and soul.
These gluten-free biscuits are made with healthy organic ingredients that nourish your body and soul.

Gluten-Free Apricot and Almond Biscuits Recipe Ingredients

Here are the ingredients you will need to make these delicious gluten-free apricot and almond biscuits:

  • Reduced fat Margarine – 110g (1/2 cup)

  • Unsalted Butter – 55g (1/4 cup)

  • Confectioners sugar – 75g (3/4 cup)

  • Egg whites – from 2 eggs

  • Almond flour/meal – 70g (1/2 cup)

  • Gluten-free flour – 125g (1 cup)

  • Dried apricots, chopped – 125g (1 cup)

  • Apricot jam – 2 tablespoons

  • Vanilla extract – 2 teaspoons

  • Almond extract – 1 teaspoon

Note: All-purpose flour can be used as a substitute for gluten-free flour if desired, but will no longer make the recipe gluten-free. Make sure you’re using Gluten-Free vanilla essence if making it fully gluten-free.

This recipe is also dairy-free!

The Recipe How-To

 These apricot and almond biscuits are the perfect snack for a picnic in the park or a lazy afternoon at home.
These apricot and almond biscuits are the perfect snack for a picnic in the park or a lazy afternoon at home.

Now that we’ve gathered all the necessary ingredients, it’s time to dive into the recipe how-to. In this section, I will guide you step-by-step on how to prepare these delicious gluten-free Apricot and Almond Biscuits.

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Step 2: Prepare the Dry Ingredients

In a separate bowl, combine 1 cup of almond flour, 1/2 cup of gluten-free flour, 1/2 cup of ground almonds, 1 tsp of baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Mix well and set aside.

Step 3: Prepare the Wet Ingredients

In another mixing bowl, beat together 1/4 cup of reduced-fat margarine and 3/4 cup of confectioner’s sugar until creamy. Then, add in 2 eggs, one at a time, followed by 1 tsp of vanilla essence and 1 tsp of almond extract.

Step 4: Combine the Dry and Wet Ingredients

Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bowl and mix until everything is well combined. Once done, fold in 1 cup of chopped dried apricots into the mixture.

Step 5: Form the Cookies

Using your hands or an ice cream scoop, form small dough balls about two inches apart on the lined baking tray. Make a small depression in each cookie using thumbprint or other small utensils.

Step 6: Bake the Cookies

Bake for about 15-18 minutes until golden brown with around edges. After removing from the oven brush melted apricot jam onto each cookie while still hot. Then transfer them onto wire racks to cool completely before serving.

Enjoy your freshly baked delicate Apricot and Almond Biscuits!

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Substitutions and Variations

 Fluffy and fragrant, these gluten-free biscuits are a delicious alternative to regular wheat-based biscuits.
Fluffy and fragrant, these gluten-free biscuits are a delicious alternative to regular wheat-based biscuits.

Are you looking for ways to tweak the recipe to suit your taste preferences or dietary restrictions? Here are some ideas on how you can make substitutions and variations to this apricot and almond biscuits recipe.

– Gluten-free flour alternatives: If you don’t have access to gluten-free flour, you can substitute it with almond flour or coconut flour. Both of these flours are grain-free and provide a nutty flavor that pairs well with the apricots and almonds.

– Dairy-free alternatives: To make this recipe dairy-free, simply swap out the unsalted butter with a reduced-fat margarine or a vegan butter substitute. You can also choose to replace the egg whites with an egg replacer, such as flaxseed or chia seeds.

– Fruit alternatives: If you prefer a different fruit than dried apricots, you can try using dried blueberries, cherries, or cranberries. These berries pair well with almonds and give a festive red-and-green color scheme during holiday seasons.

– Nut alternatives: Walnuts or hazelnuts work well in place of almonds if you prefer a different nut. Pistachios would be an excellent replacement for versatility and taste.

– Flavors: Add 1 tsp of cinnamon for warmth and richness, 1 tsp of ginger would add zing and 1 tsp of cocoa powder would create depth of flavour without being conterfeit chocolate flavoured

These are just some ideas on how you can customize this apricot and almond biscuit recipe to suit your needs. Don’t be afraid to experiment with flavours until you find your perfect recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 Almond flour, apricots, and coconut sugar are combined to create a tasty and nutritious snack.
Almond flour, apricots, and coconut sugar are combined to create a tasty and nutritious snack.

Welcome to the Serving and Pairing section of this gluten-free Apricot and Almond biscuit recipe. The possibilities are endless when it comes to pairing these delicious biscuits, but here are some of my recommendations.

First off, these Apricot and Almond biscuits pair perfectly with a hot cuppa! Any tea will do, but I particularly enjoy a cup of Earl Grey in the afternoon. If you’re feeling adventurous, try steeping your tea with a slice of ginger or fresh mint leaves for an added boost of flavor.

For a sweeter option, I recommend serving these biscuits alongside a fruit salad or some sliced fresh berries. Alternatively, try spreading a thin layer of apricot jam over each biscuit for an extra burst of fruity goodness.

If you’re having guests over and want to elevate the presentation, serve these biscuits on a decorative platter alongside some other pastry favorites like Lemon Biscotti or Apricot Pistachio cookies.

Lastly, if you want to go all out, why not use these biscuits to make an Apricot slice or cake? Simply layer the biscuits with whipped coconut cream and fresh apricots for a stunning dessert centerpiece that’s sure to impress.

I hope you find these serving and pairing recommendations helpful. Remember, the best part about baking is getting creative and finding unique ways to enjoy your creations. So don’t be afraid to experiment – who knows what masterpiece you might come up with next!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 With only a handful of ingredients, these biscuits can be whipped up in no time.
With only a handful of ingredients, these biscuits can be whipped up in no time.

Now that you’ve made these delightful Apricot and Almond Biscuits, you might be wondering how to store them so they stay fresh and delicious. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with these tips for make-ahead, storing and reheating your gluten-free apricot almond cookies.


You can easily prepare the dough ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to bake, let the dough come to room temperature before shaping it into biscuits and baking as directed.


These biscuits will stay fresh for up to a week if stored in an airtight container at room temperature. If you’ve made more biscuits than you can eat within a week, you can also freeze them for up to 2 months. Make sure they are completely cool before freezing them in an airtight container or plastic bag.


If you’d like to enjoy these cookies warm, simply pop them in the oven at 180C (350F) for 5 minutes or until heated through. Alternatively, you can microwave them for a few seconds until they are warm and gooey.

These Apricot and Almond Biscuits will taste just as good when reheated, so don’t hesitate to keep some on hand for those times when you want a freshly baked treat without all the fuss!

Tips for Perfect Results

Hey foodie fam, I’m here to make sure you get the most out of this apricot and almond biscuit recipe. Here are some tips for perfect results that will take your cookies from good to great!

Tip #1: Use Room Temperature Butter

When making the dough for your biscuits, it’s important to use room temperature butter. This will ensure that the butter blends evenly with the other ingredients and gives you a smoother and more consistent dough.

Tip #2: Chill The Dough Before Baking

After mixing the dough, it helps to cover it and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes or so before baking. This allows the dough to firm up a bit, making it easier to shape into biscuits. It also gives the flavors time to meld together for a tastier cookie.

Tip #3: Almond Flour Substitutes

If you want to add variety to your recipe, you can substitute almond flour with other grain-free flours like hazelnut flour or coconut flour. You can also use cassava flour or tiger nut flour for a nut-free option.

Tip #4: Make Your Own Apricot Jam

For an even fresher taste and satisfying texture, why not try making your own apricot jam? Simply blend some fresh apricots in a food processor with sugar until softened and then heat over medium flame until the mixture thickens.

Tip #5: Use Parchment Paper

To prevent sticking or burning during baking, I always recommend lining my baking sheets with parchment paper before placing my biscuits on them. Plus, it makes for an easy cleanup afterward.

Follow these tips and you’ll be sure to get perfect results every time you make these delicious apricot and almond biscuits. Happy baking!

Bottom Line

There you have it, folks! My Apricot and Almond Biscuits recipe is a delicious and healthy gluten-free treat that everyone can enjoy. By following my tips and recommendations, you’ll be able to make the perfect cookies that are not only good for your body but also your soul.

So why not give this recipe a try? You won’t regret it, I promise. Not only will you get to indulge in the sweet flavors of apricot and almond, but you’ll also be providing your body with nourishing ingredients that will keep you energized and satisfied throughout the day.

Remember, eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless. With this recipe, you’ll be able to satisfy your sweet tooth while still maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your apron, preheat your oven, and let’s get baking!

Apricot and Almond Biscuits - Gluten Free

Apricot and Almond Biscuits - Gluten Free Recipe

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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 25 Cookies
Calories 66.6 kcal


  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup apricot jam
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 60 g reduced fat margarine, melted
  • 1 cup dried apricot, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 2/3 cup rice flour


  • Beat eggs, jam and vanilla essense together with a wooden spoon.
  • Blend in margarine and dried apricots.
  • Sift flours together into apricot mixture.
  • Beat until well combined.
  • Finally, add flaked almonds.
  • Place spoonsfuls of mixture onto lightly greased baking trays.
  • Bake in moderate oven (180c) for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Cool slightly on tray, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 630gCalories: 66.6kcalCarbohydrates: 12.3gProtein: 1.1gFat: 1.7gSaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 16.9mgSodium: 32.6mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 6g
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