Almond milk + Leftovers Granola

Almond milk + Leftovers Granola

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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.

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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!

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Leftovers Granola

Total Time: 1 hour

Number of servings: 4

Per Serving 206 calories

Fat 13 g

Carbs 22 g

Protein 6 g

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Leftovers Granola

Ingredients

  • 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)
  • cinnamon

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.

Ingredients
1/2 c raw almonds
2 cups of water (x2)
Nut milk bag
Mason jar

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! :)

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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!

Sam

Ps. Just because I love you and you deserve cute things, here’s me with my parents latest member of the family this weekend!

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Comments

  1. Looks delicious. What a great use of the pulp!

  2. I’m super impressed that you make your own almond milk. My family lives on almond milk. I could never make it fast enough – but at least now I know how!

    • I’ve just started in the past month or two, and I’ve been eating paleo for a year and a half :P It’s actually pretty easy when you try it! My only issue is remembering to soak the almonds. I also am the only one in my house who drinks it so it’s easier to keep on hand for sure.

  3. Such a great use for leftover pulp!

  4. Where did you buy your nut milk bag in Ottawa, I’ve been hunting for one!

    • I’m 99% sure it was natural food pantry at billings bridge or green door grocer on main. I got a sproutmaster one and i love it. Way easier to clean than a lot of other ones. My friend has cloth ones I think and says it’s a nightmare to clean them. Mine rinse in like 10 seconds!

  5. Ahh! Thanks for sharing this. I really want to try and make my own almond milk, and now I know it really isn’t that hard. =)

  6. I haven’t made my own almond milk yet, but it’s on the list!

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