I hate to brag guys, but I am feeling SO GOOD about the amount of trash that we've been creating recently. We still have trash, but it's a really good feeling to know that we are cutting down on so much!
Okay, so now that I'm done bragging I wanted to share this cookie bar recipe I tweaked to use almond pulp from making almond milk. If anyone doesn't make their own almond milk yet, do it! It's ridiculously easy, it's cheaper and there is no chemicals or preservatives in it. And no waste to boot!
Almond Milk Recipe; If you are interested in making almond milk, you just soak 1 cup of almonds for minimum 8 hours, or overnight, and rinse them off when you're ready to make it. Then throw them in a blender with 4 cups of filtered water and blend. You can add vanilla, cinnamon, dates for sweetener or really anything you want for flavor. I normally leave mine plain because I end up using it in savory recipes quite a bit. Then you strain! You can use cheesecloth or even your french press, and gather your pulp. The pulp is what you need for this recipe. Your almond milk is good for about 3 days in the fridge in an air tight containter. It's so easy and awesome.
So now that you have your almond pulp, you will need to spread it out on a couple of layers of napkins and store it in the fridge overnight. This pulls most of the moisture out and leaves you with light fluffy pulp that you need for this recipe.
This step is important to make your bars stick together, and I'm thinking once it's dried out it would be easier to throw it in bread or any other baked goods.
Here is a summary of her recipe for you!
- 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
- 1/4 Cup Ground Flax Seed
- 1 Cup (plus any extra from Almond Milk Yield) Almond Pulp (Dry)
- 1 Cup Oats
- 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
- 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1/2 Cup Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 Cup Nut Butter
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
Okay, so mine definitely turned out way more crumbly but they are super tasty. I feel great knowing I found another way to use up my almond pulp and who doesn't love sweets?
Anyone have any tips or recipes for using up almond pulp? I could always use more inspiration to make more goodies! I would love to share more recipes with you guys in the future. Let me know how you like that idea or this recipe specifically!