How To Use Almond and Coconut Pulp

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So you’ve made your coconut or almond milk. You love the milk but now you are left with pulp. You may wonder, “What in the world am I going to do with this stuff?”

What are you going to do? I can tell you what I do, the possibilities are almost endless!

Almond/Coconut pulps can be used wet but I prefer to dyhtrate them to use for later. You don’t have a dehydrator? No problem! You can easily make dry them in the oven.

I  took pictures of the process using almond pulp, treat coconut pulp the same way.

How to Dehydrate Almond/Coconut Pulp

1. You start with your wet pulp

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2. Spread evenly across your dehydrator tray or baking sheet.

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3. Place in your dehydrator or oven at 110 or the lowest setting possible for your oven. Check after four hours. The pulp should be dry, if not continue to dry, checking every hour. Or as often as you remember, which is what generally happens in my case….

4. Once dry remove the tray(s) from the dehydrator/oven. Your pulp with look like this. Pretty much the same as it did, going in. Only now the moisture has been removed.

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5. As you can see my pulp has some larger pieces. You can use it as is but I prefer to put it back in the blender for a smoother texture.

6. Store in a contianer of your choice, I use a glass jar. It will stay fresh in the cubbord for up to 6 months. You can also store your pulp in the freezer or refrigerator.

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Now comes the fun part, using your almond/coconut pulp! In my experience, despite what you may read you can not use almond and coconut pulps and equal substitutes for almond flour and coconut flour. Almond pulp as a consistency more similar to almond meal, with the exception that non of the oils have been removed from the meal as it is in the process of making milk.

Ideas Using Wet Coconut and Almond Plup

  • Muffins, add 1/2 a cup of pulp to muffins for added flavor, texture and protien
  • Smoothie, why not add a little coconut pulp to a smoothie
  • Ice Cream, blend coconut and almond pulp with chocolate ice cream for almond joy kind of taste!
  • Rosemary Almond Pulp Crackers

Recipes and Ideas for Dried Coconut and Almond Pulp

Have you used almond or coconut pulp in recipes? What is your favorite thing to make with them?

 

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About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is a dorm “mama” to a gaggle of amazing girls ages 10 to 18 at a home and school for the Deaf in Baja California, Mexico. She believes that life was meant to be lived barefoot with lots of open space to roam and play. Katie is passionate about nourishing food, herbs and simple living. She can often be found with a cup of tea or coffee and a piece of dark chocolate while she writing, reading and living life.

Comments

  1. It’s great you are finding uses for these “leftovers.” I like the idea of using the dried pulp as a breading…great post!

  2. Thanks a bunch for sharing my recipe, Katie! Fabulous post :)

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