Vegan Almond Paste

This almond paste recipe is super quick and easy, and it only needs four simple ingredients. Plus, it’s sweetened with delicious maple syrup and totally free of eggs and dairy. Enjoy!

Recipe tips:

This recipe is simple to make, although it does require a powerful food processor or blender for the smoothest results.

If you don’t really care about your almond paste having a slightly darker color, then you can skip the step of skinning the almonds. Alternatively, you can use blanched almonds, almond meal, or almond flour (that’s what I personally used to make my almond paste).

You can swap out the almonds, meal, or flour with various kinds of nuts or nut flours, like pistachios, pecans, cashews, hazelnuts, and so on.

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The consistency is pliable so you can easily use this almond paste to mold into shapes in place of traditional marzipan.

vegan almond paste

Almond Paste

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: almonds, chestnuts, dairy-free, egg-free, maple syrup, marzipan, pistachios, walnuts
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 102kcal
Author: The Vegan Feast
This is a quick and easy, vegan almond paste recipe.
Makes about ¾ cups of almond paste.
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  • Food processor


  • 1 cup almond meal/flour or almonds
  • 4-5 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • ½ teaspoon almond paste


  • Place the almond flour/almonds in the food processor.
  • While the processor is running add 4 tablespoons maple syrup, vegan butter and almond extract. Continue to process until a smooth paste forms.
    If the paste is too dry, or you want it a bit sweeter, add an extra tablespoon maple syrup.
  • Roll the almond paste into a log shape and wrap in wax, or parchment paper.
    Refrigerate until ready to use.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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