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Making your own Almond Milk - can I do anything with the leftover almond meal?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 06, 2012 at 5:17 AM

Hi everyone :)

Today I made my own almond milk for the first time and it's turned out brilliantly, but I'm wondering if I can use the leftover blended and strained almond-y mess to make anything with. I thought I'd check here before I just throw it away. Is it possible to dry it out in a low temp oven and use it for baking or a crumble topping or something? Are there any nutrients left in there? I would love to know, thank you!

(Also if anyone is interested in making their own almond milk, this is how I did it: Boil 4 cups of water, add 1 cup raw almonds. Turn off heat, let them soak for a few hours and then blend them all up. Pour mixture through a cheesecloth or old clean Tshirt into a milk jug. Store in Fridge. For sweet almond milk apparently you can add 2 dates and some vanilla extract to the mixture before blending which sounds LOVELY although I've yet to try it myself.)

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on March 06, 2012
at 03:19 PM

I make my own almond milk. I dry the pulp in my dehydrator then throw it into the freezer to keep. I use it as I would almond flour and it works like a charm. (Sometimes I do a second grind if it's not fine enough for baking.)

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on March 06, 2012
at 12:09 PM

Yup! Lots of things you can do with it! It's crazy high in fibre and probably has some other lovely minerals and things remaining, though I can't comment specifically. On its own it doesn't taste like much (just like fibre...) but it's super useful. I've used in in meatballs/patties (like how breadcrumbs are supposed to act) and in pizza crusts made with grated yam + egg - basically anywhere where I want a bit more bulk and a bit less moisture. I've heard of some people baking with it like a flour but haven't tried that yet myself. I've tried dehydrating it on a low heat in the oven and just using it as is after squeezing out the milk. Both work well.

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on April 19, 2012
at 01:07 AM

I made some sweet (figuratively) "Mayan Chocolate Brownies" with the leftover almond meal from an almond milk recipe.

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on March 06, 2012
at 11:30 PM

EVERYWHERE! Mix it with coconut oil, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and dried berries, stuff it in an apple and bake it for dessert. Combine with grated+pressed eggplant and an egg to make a "pizza" crust. Put in meatballs/meat loaves. Combine with shredded coconut and butter to make a paleo dessert crust- melt chocolate in coconut cream and pile in to make a coconut cream pie! Use it to coat and fry like breadcrumbs- my favourite is cuttle fish dipped in egg then a mixture of almond meal/old bay and frying it in lard for an amazing calamari-like treat.

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on May 13, 2013
at 03:59 PM

Cheers, everyone! I originally came with a "what can I do with the leftover rice after I make rice milk?" question - anyone tried that and have any suggestions?

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on March 14, 2013
at 06:43 PM

I put the almond pulp in raw oatmeal cookies as an almond flour alternative. Yummy!!!

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on March 06, 2012
at 11:11 PM

Not sure if this would work, but I would try drying it out a bit (to almond meal consistency or kinda like it), mixing it with some coconut butter, dark chocolate chunks, stevia, and maybe a bit of cinnamon. Form into balls or another cookie-ish shape. I honestly can't imagine that this would taste bad.

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on March 06, 2012
at 02:02 PM

I would dry it out in the oven or dehydrator and use it on baked fish- http://queen-of-the-stoneage.blogspot.com/2011/06/almond-crusted-cod.html and you can make it into delish crackers! http://beingconformed.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/almond-flour-crackers-a-different-kind-of-valentine/ The crackers are great with the rosemary, and sometimes I make em plain and eat them with this awesome blueberry goat cheese from Trader Joe's.

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