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Almond Pulp Crunchy Granola
If you are throwing out your leftover almond pulp from homemade almond milk, stop! Make this Almond Pulp Crunchy Granola instead that is so easy and simple to make, making for a delicious breakfast option.
We always make our Almond milk at home, at least we try to. In doing so we often end up with a lot of almond pulp. The easiest way to repurpose almond pulp from your almond milk is to dry it out, blend it up and store in jars for later. The crunchy breakfast granola is simple and absolutely delicious. You could customize it as you like but this works well as it is.
Firstly, you can find the Homemade Almond Milk Recipe here.
What is Almond pulp?
To make almond milk we blend up almonds, water and dates. We then strain this mixture through a fine mesh and tea towel to separate the pulp from the liquid. The liquid you achieve is almond pulp, it would most often than not resemble the texture of wet sand. This pulp is most often then not thrown away. This is pulp is achieved with any nut milk you make at home and can be stored/used accordingly.
How to save the Almond pulp?
After you’ve made your Almond milk and you have the pulp leftover, transfer it from the tea towel to a large tray or plate, you can dry this mixture in direct sunlight if you have access to it, you can place it in the oven on 100℃ for 20 mins and stir it around every now and then to ensure the mixture has dried well or you can transfer the mixture to a sauté pan and stir it around on low heat until dry. You must dry the mixture in other to use it for this recipe.
How to store the Almond pulp?
Once the almond pulp has been dried it can be transferred to an air tight bottle and stored at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. However it must be dried in order for it to be stored for longer.
What ingredients do you need to make the Almond pulp crunchy granola?
We need the almond pulp leftover from the almond milk, rolled oats, almond, cashews, cinnamon powder, maple syrup and honey, olive oil, salt and vanilla.
What equipment do you need to make the Almond pulp crunchy granola?
We need a large bowl, baking tray and spatula. I like to chop the almonds so you would need a knife and chopping board for the same.
What substitutes can you use to make the Almond pulp crunchy granola?
Almond pulp –
You can use any nut pulp you have leftover from the nut milk youve made at home. If you don’t have any home made nut milk pulp leftover over you can use almond powder or oat flour in place of it.
I love cashews and almonds, you can use any nuts you like. Hazelnuts and peanuts and delicious options while pecans and macadamia also work well in this recipe.
Maple syrup –
To make this granola we need maple syrup but I’ve used a mixture of maple syrup and honey, I love the flavor it adds. You can us any sweet syrup here, agave syrup or coconut syrup as well.
Olive oil –
I love the flavor of olive oil in this recipe but you can use coconut oil as well.
Gluten free –
This recipe is gluten free as I used gluten free oats you ca do the same in order to keep it gluten free.
If you wan to make this recipe vegan you can leave the honey out and use maple syrup or any other vegan syrup you prefer.
How to make the Almond pulp crunchy granola?
Literally we add all the ingredients into a large bowl. Mix it well by hand and transfer to a baking tray. We bake it at 180℃ for 25 mins. We take it out of the oven and stir in around to ensure all the mixture is getting baked. We bake again for 15 mins until golden. It will be soft when you take it out of the oven but as it cools down it will harden up. Let it cool for a couple of hours in the tray before transferring to an air tight container.
How long can we store the Almond pulp crunchy granola?
The granola can be stored for over a month in a glass air high jar at room temperature. I don’t think it will last that long though as it is really yummy.
How to serve the Almond pulp crunchy granola?
You can serve this granola with milk for breakfast or even add some fruit on top. I prefer using fresh fruit like bananas and berries but you can add any you like. If you are using dried fruit go for dates and apricots. You can serve it with fruits and yogurt as well to make a nutritiously wholesome dessert. It’s a great snack to have on the go in a zip lock bag to munch on as well.
Now that we have covered how to make this granola, let us get baking. Happy eating ninjas!
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Almond Pulp Crunchy Granola
- Large mixing bowl
- Baking tray
- 2 cups Rolled oats
- 2 cups Nuts
- 1 cup Almond pulp or almond flour
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup Maple syrup
- 1/4 cup Olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 180℃. In a a large mixing bowl add all the dry ingredients and stir around. Pour in the wet Ingredients and using your hand mix everything together until well combined and damp.
- Transfer to a large baking tray and bake for 20 mins at 180℃. Remove from the oven and using a spatula gently stir the granola around (do not break it up too much if you like it chunky). Cook again for 15 mins until golden.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool on the tray for a couple of hours until completely cooled down. Transfer to an air tight container and use as you would prefer.
- Mix the mixture well before baking, ensuring all the dry ingredients are well coated.
- Do not over bake the mixture. The granola will be soft when you take it out of the oven but that is fine as it will harden once it cools down.
- You can add your dried fruit when you are serving the granola or after it has cooled down completely.
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