Remember how I’ve been making my own almond milk? Well, last round, I saved the almond pulp and today I decided to put it to good use, with the help of this recipe.
First, I had to turn the almond milk pulp that I had been storing in my refrigerator into almond pulp flour. It was quite easy; I just broke up my almond pulp into the smallest pieces that I could, and placed them on a baking sheet. If you have a dehydrator, simply dehydrate them in that. I don’t own one, however, so I dehydrated them by setting my oven to 135°F (it’s the lowest my convection oven would go to) and letting them hang in the oven for a little over 5 hours. It can take anywhere from 4-8 hours, though. Once they are hard and completely dry, simply process them in a blender/food processor until they make a fine powder, and voila! You’ve got homemade almond pulp flour.
Now, you’re ready to make almond pulp cookies! As a note, I used all organic ingredients because that’s what we have in my pantry, but that is not a necessity.. just healthier 😉
What you’ll need: (yields roughly 20 cookies)
- 10 Tb peanut butter
- 4 Tb honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- few pinches of salt
- 1 cup almond pulp flour
- 4 Tb chopped dark chocolate
- In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, honey, vanilla, salt, and almond pulp flour together until thoroughly combined.
- Stir in chopped chocolate.
- Roll into tablespoon sized balls; serve or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator – that’s right, you don’t even have to bake them!
Not only are these bite-sized morsels super easy to make, but they used almond pulp that may have otherwise been thrown away, AND they are good for you!!
How you ask? Well… peanut butter is chock full of healthy fats and proteins, honey helps prevent cancer and heart disease, reduces ulcers, cough and throat irritation, increases athletic performance, regulates blood sugar, is a pro-biotic, helps keep skin beautiful, and if the honey is local, it also helps with allergies. Almond pulp flour has a ton of fiber and dark chocolate is an antioxidant warehouse.
Definitely try these out sometime; if you don’t want to make your own almond pulp flour, you can find almond flour in the grocery store, but beware it can be expensive!
Stay beautiful my dears.