In a high-powered blender, combine the rinsed, drained almonds with 4 cups water and blend on high for 1 minute. Over a mixing basin, drape a nut milk bag and carefully pour the almond milk into the nut milk bag. Squeeze out the milk as thoroughly as possible to keep the pulp as dry as possible.
After preparing almond milk, what happens to the pulp?
Creating almond milk is the first stage in making almond meal from almond pulp. Unlike most store-bought almond milks, our Homemade Almond Milk is simple to make and delivers a rich, creamy beverage with a significant number of almonds.
The almond pulp is next dried at a low temperature in the oven, allowed to cool overnight on the counter, and then processed into almond meal in a food processor or high-powered blender.
What can you do with leftover almond milk?
, allowing the milk to drain into the dish.
A strainer balanced over a sink with a bowl underneath can be used to place the straining bag inside and enable the almond milk to drain. Squeeze the bag to get the leftover liquid out after the mixture has drained for a few minutes. (Don’t throw out all that milk; you’ll be astonished how much is left in there!) Store the milk in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to a week. The leftover almond pulp in the straining bag can be composted or used to make almond butter.
What can I do with the almond meal I have?
We’ve already discussed how healthy homemade almond milk is, but there’s another benefit to creating your own fresh almond milk: the almond meal that’s left over. You may use it to add nutrition and taste to your baking and culinary recipes in a variety of ways. I need additional protein all of the time because I’m now breastfeeding my baby. Adding a little almond meal to my diet has been a terrific method to boost my protein intake.
You may use the remaining almond meal to make a variety of other dishes. Wet almond meal, the raw product left over from fresh almond milk, is the first (and easiest) option. The second is almond flour produced from scratch.
I like to freeze almond meal in muffin tins, then transfer the frozen almond “muffins” to a freezer-safe bag. That way, I can take one out at a time and store it in the fridge for a few days. Here are some of my favorite uses for almond meal:
- In a fruit smoothie, add up to 1/2 cup of leftover almond meal. I’d start with two or three Tablespoons and work my way up to make sure the texture is to your liking.
- Into heated oatmeal, add a few Tablespoons of almond meal. A handmade fruit butter, syrup, jam, conserve, compote, or pomegranate molasses can also be added.
- Into the yogurt, add a couple Tablespoons of almond meal. You can also use any of the fruit add-ins provided for oats.
- Spread the almond meal over chopped fruit, along with sucanat or similar natural sugar, butter or coconut oil. For a basic fruit crumble, bake until the almond meal is golden and the fruit is bubbling.
- Make a cheese ball out of the almond meal. You may make a cheese mummy or a cheese snowman using the same method.
- You may alternatively prepare the cheese ball without the almond meal and then roll it in the almond meal for a more decorative finish.
- Before baking your favorite homemade granola recipe, add 1/2 cup almond meal.
- Almond meal can be used to make a gluten-free breadcrumb topping for casseroles.
- Almond meal can be added to vegetable or bean dips such as Pea, Carrot, or Fava Bean Dip.
- Fresh strawberries are dipped in molten chocolate before being rolled with raw almond meal. This is ideal for Valentine’s Day!
It takes a little longer to turn leftover almond meal into almond flour, but there isn’t much active work involved. You can keep your almond meal and/or flour in the fridge for a few weeks or in the freezer for 3-4 months once you’ve baked it.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the almond meal out on it to make your homemade almond flour. Bake for 2-4 hours at 200 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on how much you have. Using a spatula or wooden spoon, stir the meal occasionally. When it’s entirely dried and crumbly, it’s done. Take a look at the texture of your almond meal now.
If you keep the baked almond meal coarser in texture, you may use it in most of the raw almond meal recipes listed above, and it will provide a great roasted nut flavor. However, I wouldn’t use it in recipes that call for almond meal, such as granola, casseroles, or meat crusting. It’s possible that it’ll catch fire. You may also make your own almond butter with this recipe!
Pulse the roasted almond meal in a food processor or blender until it achieves your chosen texture if you want to use it like flour. To use in baking, I grind my almond flour very finely. You can use your handmade almond flour to replace up to half of the all-purpose or whole wheat flour in baking recipes (bread, cookies, crumbles, crackers, etc.).
This type of almond flour with the skins in it, according to what I’ve read (I haven’t done a lot of baking with homemade almond flour yet), works better in rustic recipes like breads, crumbles, or possibly a rustic fruit tart. I’m excited to test some of the recipes that other food bloggers have produced with homemade almond flour:
Do you have any other suggestions or recipes for how to use the extra almond meal after making homemade almond milk? Please tell me about them in the comments section!
What is the best way to store leftover almond pulp?
If you plan to repurpose the leftover almond pulp, keep it in the fridge for approximately a week in a sealed container or bag.
If you want to use it later but don’t think you’ll be able to do so within a week, freeze it in a sealed bag or container until you need it.
To defrost the frozen almond pulp, simply place it in the fridge until softened, or place it in water to thaw faster if necessary.
What should I do with my juicer’s pulp?
“What can I do with the juice pulp?” is one of the most common inquiries I get regarding juicing. There’s a lot! Continue reading for 20 of my favorite applications for leftover juice pulp, and be inspired to avoid food waste while maximizing the benefits of healthy fiber.
1. To add fiber to a smoothie, blend the pulp in.
2. Thicken a soup with it to increase fiber and nutrient richness.
3. Make frozen “pulpsicles” or fruit pulp ice with fruit pulp.
4. Make a veggie broth by combining pulp, water, herbs, and spices in a pot and then filtering.
5. Make “fruit tea” by boiling fruit pulp with water, adding spices like cinnamon or ginger, letting cool, and filtering.
6. Layer veggie pulp into a lasagna to boost nutritious richness to mac n’ cheese or pasta sauce.
7. Create delectable fruit leathers.
9. Use with vegetable burgers or fritters made at home. Pulp adds moisture, taste, and nutritional value to a dish.
10. Add pulp to muffins, cakes, bread, dehydrated or baked cookies, and granola bars before baking. Celery, onion, carrot, sweet potato, spinach, apple, and berry are all delicious in this recipe.
11. To add flavor, texture, and moisture to pancakes, use fruit or vegetable pulp.
12. Make pulp crackers with dehydrated pulp.
13. For a raw pizza crust, use pulp.
14. Make a marmalade out of the pulp.
15. To make a pulp crumble, combine the pulp with the fruit and juice, reduce, then sprinkle with oats, spices, nuts, or seeds before serving.
16. Dehydrate raw nuts, seeds, and dried fruits to produce trail mix.
17. Use as bread crumbs after dehydrating.
18. Incorporate into homemade skincare preparations such as scrubs, masks, and soap.
19. Make dog treats or add pulp to your dog’s meal.
20. You can feed it to your chickens, freeze it in ice cube trays, or compost it.
*Please note that the moisture content of your juice pulp varies per juicer, so you may need to squeeze off extra juice in some of these recipes for the best results.
Does almond pulp have any nutritional value?
While preparing almond milk has reduced the nutritious content of the pulp, there is still a lot to gain from eating it. The residual pulp includes fiber, protein, carbs, and healthy fat, among other macronutrients. Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, selenium, vitamin E, and zinc are among the micronutrients. The macronutrients, particularly fat, aid in the absorption of the micronutrients in question. Furthermore, almond pulp is a high-quality energy source that can keep you full for a long time.
Is almond meal and almond flour the same thing?
Almond flour is created from blanched (peeled) almonds, whereas almond meal is made from raw (unpeeled) almonds.
Almond flour has a finer texture and a lighter hue than almond meal. When comparing almond flour to almond meal created from leftover almond pulp (all three versions illustrated below top: almond meal from pulp, middle: almond meal from raw almonds, bottom: almond flour), the differences are even more evident.
How long does almond milk produced at home last?
Making homemade nut milk, also known as nut mylk (which simply means dairy-free milk), is a lot easier, more tasty, and healthier than buying store-bought milk. The best part is that you may customize your diet by using whatever seed or nut you like. Almond milk, Macadamia milk, and Oat milk are some of our favorite non-dairy milks.
Shelf-stable Almond Milk (or Cashew, Oat, Macadamia etc.)
Shelf-stable milks have a best before date on the label, making it easy to determine how fresh and how long they will keep. Once the carton is opened, keep it refrigerated with the lid tightly closed for up to 7-10 days.
Before each usage, make sure to give the milk carton a good shake. When milk starts to go bad, it usually starts to smell, so if you’re unsure, don’t drink it.
Refrigerated Almond Milk (or Cashew, Oat, Macadamia etc.)
Store-bought dairy-free milks will always have a use-by date on them if they’re kept in the fridge at your local supermarket. Please note that this is more stringent than the best before date seen on shelf-stable milks.
That means that an unopened carton of refrigerated almond milk may only last a few days after the use-by date has passed.
If you’re doubtful and it’s past its expiration date, just throw it away; it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Homemade Almond Milk (or Cashew, Oat, Macadamia etc.)
Almond milk can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days. To keep homemade nut milks fresh for longer, store them in the refrigerator with a tight lid.
Because store-bought nut milks are pasteurized, they keep in the fridge for considerably longer than homemade nut milks.
How can you tell if your Almond milk is off or turning?
When it comes to dairy-free milks, there are a few symptoms of deterioration. But, as I usually say, if you’re not sure, pour it! That is, down the toilet…
Is it safe for dogs to consume almond pulp?
Almond pulp dog treats will make your dog go crazy! These treats can be made using pulp from any homemade nut milk, such as almond or cashew milk (macadamia nuts are toxic to dogs).
How do you keep almond meal fresh?
Yes. Because sliced almonds are already neatly cut, it’s better to start with them. (You may also use whole or sliced almonds, but they’ll take longer to process.) For optimal results, use a sharp blade in your food processor or blender. I highly recommend grinding the almonds with part of the flour or sugar called for in the recipe (use the weight equivalent for better accuracy); nuts mashed on their own can heat up and get greasy during the crushing process. Flour or sugar can assist with this. In general, you should use roughly 2 tablespoons of flour or sugar every 1 cup (120g) of nuts. Process no more than that amount of nuts at a time. Work in bunches if you need extra.)
To make your own almond flour, combine the untoasted nuts with the dry ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until the almonds are finely ground. If you’re using a food processor, pulse the nuts or run the motor in an on-off motion if you’re using a blender to avoid making them oily.
A nut mill, a rotating grinder that grinds nuts into a powdery mass, is another option. (This one on Amazon is similar.) For many years, I used a classic Swedish one, and it would be a smart purchase if you want to grind a lot of nuts. (You might want to explore online auction sites or websites that offer used products for sale to find one; internet evaluations suggest that the newer ones aren’t as durable as the antique models.)
Almond flour may be coarser than you wish because nuts are not pulverized to consistent sizes. You can finely grind store-bought almond flour with some of the sugar or flour asked for in a recipe if you want a finer texture, such as for cakes. However, some recipes, such as frangipane and pear-almond tarts, work well with coarser almond flour.
The answer is usually no because wheat includes gluten, a protein that provides the structure that holds cakes and other baked foods together. However, in some recipes where just a tiny amount of flour is required, almond flour can be substituted for wheat flour. Much depends on the recipe, but if the amount is 1 to 2 teaspoons, almond flour is likely to work. However, this isn’t always the case with every recipe.
Almond flour has traditionally been more readily available in Europe than in the United States. Thankfully, this has improved in recent years, and you can now get it in well-stocked supermarkets (such as Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods) and online. It’s available at baking supply stores because pros use it frequently. It’s available in Paris at Arab-themed stores like Sabah (30 rue d’Aligre) and G. Detou.
Almond flour can be stored for up to a year. It should be kept in a cool, dark, well-sealed container. Oil-rich nuts are sensitive to light and heat. Almond flour can also be frozen for later use. If you’re using frozen food, measure out the amount you’ll need and set it aside to come to room temperature before using.