Homemade Almond Meal Using Leftover Pulp
Are you an almond milk fan? Us too! The MOD Cold Press Juicer makes delicious creamy almond milk in minutes, and without any hidden additives. It means no hidden additives, preservatives, sugars or colouring! You can also customise it to your liking by adding a dash of vanilla extract, cinnamon and or maple syrup to make it a little sweet. Homemade almond milk tastes much better than the store-bought. When you make almond milk with a cold pressed juicer juicer like the MOD Cold Press, there is no need to squeeze the milk through a nut milk bag making the process that much easier!
With so many reasons to make your own almond milk we don't doubt you'll be making your own weekly! If you’re wondering what to do with the leftover pulp, we’ve got you covered!
Keep scrolling to learn how to turn your leftover almond pulp into almond meal.
How to Make Your Own Almond Meal
The first step is to make almond milk with your MOD Cold Press Juicer. After you’ve made your milk, make sure you save the almond pulp. Your MOD juicer does a terrific job of removing almost all of the moisture from the pulp, however, to make the almond meal you’ll need the pulp to be bone dry. Simply place it in the oven on low heat for an hour or two. Allow it to cool completely, then use a high-powered blender like the MOD Blend Pro to process the leftover almond pulp into almond meal!
Recipe yields - ⅔ cup of almond meal
Homemade Almond Meal using Leftover Pulp
1 cup of raw almonds
3.5 cups of filtered water
1 tbsp maple syrup or sweetener of choice (more or less to taste)
1 tsp of vanilla extract (optional)
1 pinch of salt (optional)
To soak almonds: Place almonds into a bowl and cover with filtered water. Allow to sit for at least eight hours or overnight in the fridge;
When you are ready to make your milk - Drain the almonds and rinse twice through clear running water;
Set up your MOD Cold Press Juicer for normal juicing (refer to the MOD Juicing Handbook for guidance);
To your filtered water, add in the maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt. Give the mixture a stir to combine;
With the juicer motor running, alternate between adding a handful of soaked almonds with roughly ½ cup of the flavoured water mixture, feeding slowly into juicer. Continue until all nuts and water have been added;
Turn the juicer off, and taste the milk. Adjust flavouring to your personal preference. If you would like a thinner, less creamier milk simply add in more water.
Collect the leftover almond pulp from your almond milk.
Heat the oven to 200 F. Spread the almond pulp evenly onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 1.5 - 2 hours. Mix every 15-30 minutes, to ensure even baking.
Remove from the oven once the pulp is as dry as possible, without being toasted. See the photo above for the ideal coloring.
Let the baked almond meal cool completely.
Add the almond meal to your MOD Blend Pro. Pulse on high until a powder is formed. The ideal texture is a fine powder. NOTE - This happens fast! You won’t need to blend for more than 10-15 seconds! Make sure to avoid over-blending as this will cause clumps to form.
Transfer the almond meal into a mason jar or glass container. You can store it in the cupboard for 1 month or up to 3 months refrigerated.
Enjoy! You can use your almond meal in all sorts of baking recipes including muffins, brownies, bars and cookies!