With a crunchy almond topping and a chewy middle, these gluten free bars will have your kitchen smelling absolutely heavenly.

15 min
27 min



  1. 1 ½ cups (225g) gluten free flour
  2. ½ cup (50g) almond meal (or flour)*
  3. 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  4. ½ tsp salt
  5. 125g unsalted butter, room temperature
  6. 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
  7. 1 large egg
  8. 2-3 tsp Queen Almond Extract
  9. 1 tsp Queen Natural Vanilla Extract


  1. 1 large egg
  2. 1 tbsp milk
  3. ½ cup (60g) sliced or flaked almonds
  4. Brown, Raw or demerara sugar, to sprinkle

Method - Slice

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 160C (fan forced). Grease a 16 x 26cm slice tin with butter. Set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Combine flour, almond meal, baking powder, salt in a medium bowl, whisking to combine. Set aside.

  3. Step 3

    In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter until lightened in colour. Add sugar and until light and fluffy. Add egg, Almond Extract and Vanilla Extract and mix until just incorporated.

  4. Step 4

    With the mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture, mixing until combined.

  5. Step 5

    Turn dough out into prepared tin and press into the base of the tin. Place a piece of baking paper over the dough and using your hands or a flat bottomed cup, smooth out the slice to make
    as even as possible. Once flat, remove the layer of baking paper.

Method - Topping

  1. Step 1

    Place egg and milk in a small bowl, whisking to combine. Brush over slice and top with almonds and sugar. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the edges are golden.


Almond meal gives these bars a delicious chewy texture. However, if you do not have any almond meal on hand, simply replace it with ½ (75g) cup of gluten free flour.

*Non-Gluten free version – replace almond meal and gluten free flour with 2 cups (300g) plain flour.

Comments & Reviews

Can I substitute all the flour for almond meal? Not a fan of gf flour


Hi Michelle, we haven’t tested this recipe with almond flour. We would recommend baking this at a half batch to test if the flour works. Please let us know how you go!


I don’t understand your conversion from grams to cups
If 1 1/2 cups of flour is 225 g then how is 1/2 cup almond flour 50g and 1 cup of caster sugar is 220 g?


Hi Dee! Flour, almond flour and caster sugar all have quite different densities. Because cups are a measurement of volume, we always advise baking with weights for accuracy. Hope that helps 🙂

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