Homemade almond milk is becoming increasingly popular. There are many benefits to making your own nut milk – mainly because it’s cheaper, it’s incomparably creamier, and you know exactly what’s in it (because no one likes questionable ingredients) – so if you’d like to make your own, check out our step-by-step guide to homemade almond milk. My only qualm with homemade almond milk is the pulp. While I’m tempted to throw it in the compost (purely because it’s convenient), I’d much rather make use of it. Since SPUD is also all about #LetsNotWaste, I thought I’d come up with some creative ways to keep it out of the compost. Here are 5 different uses for almond pulp.
5 Creative Uses for Almond Pulp
These are a great savoury snack option. They’re crunchy and flavourful and topped with your favourite herbs (I like rosemary or chives, but you do you). Eat them with avocado or hummus for a midday snack or whenever you’ve got a hankering for a cracker. Feel free to use these in our plant-based spreads too.
This especially works for our Nutty Fat Bomb recipe. Simply replace 1 cup of the nuts with 1 cup of almond pulp and you’ll never know the difference! Feel free to play around with the recipe a bit too, fat bombs are versatile.
3. Baked Goods
Have any recipes that require almond meal? Simply replace the meal with your freshly-made pulp, just like these Almond Cookies. It also works in muffins or macaroons too!
4. In Smoothies
Think of almond pulp here like ground flax: a near tasteless way to sneak in nutrients. Throw a handful of almond pulp into your smoothies for some added protein because why not? It works particularly well in this green smoothie.
Most recipes that use almond pulp are vegan. While I’m definitely a proponent of plant-based recipes, sometimes I need to stick to my omnivorous inclinations – especially when I have too many eggs on hand. That’s where these brownies come in. 4 eggs add tons of protein, but otherwise they’re dairy-free, gluten-free, refined-sugar free, and straight up delicious too. Top this with our coconut whipped cream and you’ll know true perfection.
These are just some creative ways to use almond pulp, but there are plenty more! You can also dry out the pulp and use it as flour, add it to pancakes/waffle batter, or, if you don’t feel like dealing with your mound of pulp post-milk sesh, freeze your almond pulp in ice cube trays for later use. The opportunities are endless!
Do you have other creative uses for almond pulp? Let us know!