Friand Recipe


Indulge your senses with our delightful Almond Friand Recipe – a culinary symphony of rich almond flavor, velvety texture, and a hint of sweetness. This easy-to-follow friand recipe promises a heavenly experience, bringing the charm of French-inspired pastries to your kitchen.

These petite almond cakes are elegantly molded into distinct oval or rectangular shapes using special friand molds, resulting in a presentation that is as charming as the taste itself. The exterior boasts a lightly golden crust, while the interior crumb remains moist and tender, creating a delightful contrast.

Friand Recipe

Friand Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Bake Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Main Course
Cuisine American, French
Servings 12 friand
Calories 220 kcal


  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Electric mixer optional
  • Friand or muffin tin
  • Spoon or ice cream scoop for batter
  • Toothpick for testing doneness
  • Wire rack for cooling


  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1&1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • Confectioners' sugar for dusting (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a friand tin or muffin tin generously, or use paper liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond meal, powdered sugar, and all-purpose flour. Mix well to ensure even distribution.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. This can be done with a hand whisk or an electric mixer.
  • Gently fold the whisked egg whites into the dry ingredients until just combined.
  • Add the melted butter and vanilla extract to the batter, and fold until the mixture is smooth. If desired, add the lemon zest for a citrusy flavor.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared friand or muffin tin, filling each mold about three-quarters full.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 15-20 minutes or until the friands are golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the friands to cool in the tin for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Optional: Dust the cooled friands with confectioners' sugar before serving.


Enjoy your homemade almond friands! These treats are perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.
Keyword Bakery, Cake, Friand, Quick & Easy, Quick Meal
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