Do you make your own almond milk? If so, I’m curious what you do with the leftover pulp from the almonds. I personally make granola just like this recipe, but I bet there are all sorts of things you can do with it!
I like this recipe because I really feel like i get a lot of bang for my buck. Not only do I get a couple of cups of almond milk, but a huge tray of granola too! I love using mix ins that are already in my house so I feel like I’m spending about 0 dollars on all of it. Like my grandma always said, waste not want not.
I’m going to keep this one short and sweet because I am EXHUASTED right now! So glad I have some granola in the cupboard as a quick snack for today. I’m still adjusting to working days and doing it full time…it’s really taking a toll on me. And my motivation. I’m hoping to get back to normal ASAP!
Total Time: 1 hour
Number of servings: 4
Per Serving 206 calories
Fat 13 g
Carbs 22 g
Protein 6 g
- pulp of 1/2 – 2/3 c soaked almonds (leftover from homemade almond milk)
- 2/3 c coconut flakes
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 egg
- 1/4 – 1/2 c dried fruit (i used cranberries i had on hand, raisins are also great)
- Preheat oven to 300. spread the almond pulp from your almond milk thinly over a piece of parchment paper over top of a cookie sheet. Bake it alone for 20 minutes to begin the drying process.
- Remove from oven. Add the coconut flakes to the pan. In a small bowl lightly whisk the egg and maple syrup. Pour over the cookie sheet and use your hands to mix everything together thoroughly. Sprinkle with cinnamon and salt and bake another 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven and mix the granola a bit. Now add the dried fruit. Replace in the oven and bake for another 15 minutes. Cool and enjoy!
- I’ve had mine last for up to a week in a sealed container, although it is crunchiest when fresh!
Hmm…I just realized you probably want to know how to make almond milk, too. So here goes nothing.
1/2 c raw almonds
2 cups of water (x2)
Nut milk bag
1. Fill a mason jar with the nuts and 2 c water. Let soak in firdge for 24 hours.
2. The next day, drain the water and rinse the almonds. Place the almond and another 2 cups of water in a blender. Blend on high for a few minutes.
3. Strain the blended nuts and water into the mason jar using the nut milk bag. Take the pulp from the bag and make granola!
OKAY I really need to run now because I totally am writing this instead of getting ready for work. Priorities, am i right?
Hope you enjoy!
Ps. Just because I love you and you deserve cute things, here’s me with my parents latest member of the family this weekend!