Needing some gluten free almond paste for an upcoming recipe that I’m creating, I decided to make my own. Though you may grind your own blanch almonds, which I did, you will find that most blanched almond flour has a smoother texture than freshly ground almonds from a food processor. I chose to use agave syrup in this recipe, as it react much slower in your blood stream than honey or sugar. Most sweeteners spike your blood sugar levels. Many people now are borderline diabetics that agave really is a smarter choice. This almond paste is not very sweet, therefore, you may add a tad bit more agave, but not too much or you’ll be on your way to making marzipan instead. As an alternative you may substitute the agave with honey. I love that this almond paste recipe can be made in about 10 minutes.
This is great for making candy, used in pastries, desserts, and more!