Ideas for Almond Meal Desperately Needed!
I just started making my own almond milk (Heavenly BTW) but now I have all this leftover almond pulp and don't know what to do with it! I dried some out and made it into "flour" and froze it... I also have some fresh almond pulp in the fridge... And I will be making more "milk" tomorrow!!!
Basically, I have been scouring the web for ideas but would appreciate any links, recipes, ideas, substitutions that have worked for you. I hate to waste something I know can be transformed into something beautiful!
Thanks in advance <3
I'm not sure exactly what the texture is but it sounds like something that could be used in body scrubs? With coconut oil/coco butter or something
It also sounds like it could be good in a breading mix for baked/fried tofu.
Could you add some light oil and turn it into "almond butter"? Like whirl it in a food processor or something. I dunno if that will work, it just ocurred to me...
I put a serving in a dish, sprinkle on some raw cocao nibs, drizzle with agave and just eat it like that for breakfast or whatever.
I know I've seen gluten free cakes that are made with almond meal instead of flour, but I don't know if you need to do anything special with it to make it rise. Maybe look for gluten free recipes for more info.
You could sprinkle it on cereal or mix it in oatmeal or whatever.
Vegan Brunch has a recipe for smoked almond gravy. It's supposed to be made with smoked almonds (obviously) but you could use plain almond meal and add some liquid smoke. If you don't have the book I can send the recipe to you.
sub up to half of the flour with it in desserts and stuff
Sub 1/2 cup of the flour for almond meal, add some almond extract. Make a glaze out of almond milk, amaretto, EB, and powdered sugar. Thank me later.
It works great in almond muffins. Depending on how moist it is, you may have to adjust the amount of liquid. I haven't tried this yet myself, but you can dry/toast it in the oven and use in things like granola.
You can freeze it for later use.
Mix the almond meal with a little agave or maple syrup and chill. Dip in melted chocolate and roll in almond slivers, chill again. EAT.
thanks for the ideas! PG if you could I would like to see the recipe in VB.
I'll PM it to you.
That pie looks gorgeous, didn't the crust taste good? It doesn't look like it was too awful crumbly, at least you got a slice on the plate...
This is a big question in the raw vegan community; here's a link to a page with a bunch of links for recipes: http://goneraw.com/forum/almond-meal-milk-pulp
Here's another recipe that looks good: http://goneraw.com/recipe/almond-meat
This recipe I've actually made, and it's awesome--it is raw, but that makes it easier and faster than cooked cinnamon rolls, IMO: http://goneraw.com/recipe/cinnamon-rolls
(I hope it's OK to post links to recipes on other sites!)
In the past, I've dehydrated it and used it as a flour. But since it doesn't have gluten it's not a good 1:1 substitute for wheat flour, so you need another binding agent.
Mixing the dried flour with some nut butter, sweetener, and a little salt and rolling into balls can make a good snack. Dried fruit and/or chocolate chips would be great additions.