Almond Streusel Crunch

Did someone say almond?! I have such a soft spot for anything almond. This crunchy and sweet Almond Streusel is crazy good. 

I'll eat this streusel straight off the pan, but I also love it as a crunch element in a cake, cupcake, or on top of yogurt or ice cream. You can crumble it into any size that you want. I like to leave it in larger pieces that are easier for snacking. However, I break it up into smaller pieces for sprinkling in between cake layers.

All you need is a few simple ingredients to whip this together. It's a great way to add extra flavor, texture, and interest into your next dessert. You've gotta try it.

Ingredients You'll Need:

- Turbinado Sugar: This is a very course sugar, and while you could swap it for brown sugar, I highly recommend buying turbinado sugar. The texture of it adds so much to the streusel, and I promise that it is worth it. You can also use turbinado sugar for topping muffins, scones, cobblers, crisps, cookies, and other desserts before popping them into the oven. This sugar is also great to use in tea. 

- Almond Flour: It gives a great texture to the streusel as well. I wouldn't skip this. You can grind up almonds into flour yourself, if you can't get your hands on premade almond flour. Although, it is available in pretty much any grocery store, these days. 

- All Purpose Flour: You can swap this flour for gluten free flour or even spelt flour. I have done both and both have done well. 

- Baking Soda: Adding a bit of leavening helps the streusel to not become so hard in the oven that it breaks your teeth. No one wants that. It helps lighten the texture a bit.

- Salt: Salt is needed in every single recipe. It helps bring every flavor out that is put into the dessert or dish. It gives food excitement and brings flavors to life. 

Spices: The added warm spices that go into this streusel help to make this taste like a hug. It brings so much more flavor and interest to this streusel. Don't skip it! You can swap some of the spices listed for your favorite ones. But I love using cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, Chinese five spice, and a pinch of black pepper. Mix and match as you please. 

- Butter: I have not tried this with any butter substitute. I recommend using regular, high quality butter for best results. You need it cold and cut into cubes. 

- Slivered or Chopped Almonds: Adding a bit of almond, apart from the almond flour helps to add another layer of flavor, in addition to the great texture this nut brings to the streusel.


Other Recipes to Try:

- Looking for another deliciously spiced treat? These Coffee Cake Cookies are to die for. Make them either gluten free or regular, and you won't be able to keep your hands off of them. They're tender, slightly crunchy, and full of buttery flavor. 

- Continuing on with beautiful and happy spices, this Perfectly Spiced Apple Crisp is exactly what its called. It's perfect, and you will not need another recipe .. ever. It's delicious, and it only gets more delicious with a scoop of ice cream. 

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