Making almond milk is so incredibly easy and so much tastier than store bought versions. My homemade almond milk only has three ingredients: almonds, water, and dates, so I’m confident that the ingredients are pure.
The almond milk I used to buy contained: organic almond milk (filtered water, organic almonds), tricalcium phosphate, sea salt, xanthan gum, potassium citrate, sunflower lecithin, vitamin a palmitate, ergocalciferol (vitamin d2), and dl-alpha tocopherol acetate (vitamin e). Hmmm. I’ll take my tastier, creamier, cleaner version.
But I’m always left with a clump of almond pulp. I’ve dehydrated the pulp and used the food processor to make a dry almond flour. I’ve also used it to make raw bread.
This week I decided to use the almond pulp to make cookies. These are not decadent cookies. But they have enough sweetness and chewiness to make a healthy treat any time of day. And I like the ingredients.
UPDATE! I NEED YOUR HELP! After eating these cookies for the last few days, I realize that they are too dry. Like stuck at the back of your throat, pass the almond milk to get it down dry. Please take a look at this recipe and give me your suggestions for making them more moist. I do not want a super sweet cookie. But that dryness has got to go! Please leave your suggestions in the comments below. Thank you!!
Raw Banana Snickerdoodles
- 2 c. almond pulp
- 10 dates, soaked
- 2 T. coconut butter
- 1 medium banana
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 T agave nectar
- 1 c. water (or less)
1. Place all ingredients in a food processor except for the water. As you process, slowly add up to 1 cup of water until it forms a thick batter.
2. Form into small balls and press onto a teflex dehydrator sheet. I used a mini cookie scoop.
3. For soft cookies, dehydrate on 105 for 4 hours. The center will be chewy.
4. For crispier cookies, after dehydrating for 4 hours, remove cookies from teflex sheet, turn cookies over onto mesh dehydrator tray, and dehydrate for another hour or two.
Yields 30 small cookies or 15 large cookies.
- Have you ever made your own almond milk?
- How do you use your leftover almond pulp?
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