I have been making the heck out of almond milk lately. It is just so darn easy to make and a perfect complement to my smoothies in the morning. Over the course of a couple of weeks, I end up with a lot of almond pulp from all of the almond milk that I make.
I really wanted to do a post on what to do with all of your almond pulp, so that you don’t throw your almond pulp away. It’s very nutritious stuff, and it’s not everyday you can make something that uses the ingredients AND the byproduct for a truly no-waste product!
I keep my almond pulp in a Tupperware container in the freezer until I have a full container to turn it into almond meal. This usually takes me about 2 weeks. Below you will see an image of what the almond pulp looks like after I am done making the almond milk.
Once you have a full container of frozen almond pulp, remove it from the freezer and let if thaw out. Your almond meal will be very wet and chunky, so you’ll need to dry it out before you can use it in recipes.
Directions for Almond Meal:
1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.
2. Spread the almond pulp on a baking sheet as evenly as possible.
3. Place in the oven for about an hour or until the almonds are toasted and brown. The almonds should be very dry. You could also use a dehydrator if you’d like.
4. Transfer the toasted almond pulp to your food processor (see photo below).
5. Pulse your toasted almonds in your blender or food processor until you have a fine grain consistency (see photo below).
Yay! You can now go forth with your bucket load of almond meal and use it to make some really tasty snacks. Enjoy!
I use my homemade almond meal in my gluten-free granola 🙂