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 dehydrate them to use for later. You don’t have a dehydrator? No problem! You can easily dry them in the oven. Side note I do prefer my Excalibur dehydrator over any other model.
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
2. Spread evenly across your dehydrator tray or baking sheet.
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.
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 container of your choice, I use a glass jar. It will stay fresh in the cupboard for up to 6 months. You can also store your pulp in the freezer or refrigerator.
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 none of the oils have been removed from the meal as it is in the process of making milk.
Ideas Using Wet Coconut and Almond Pulp
- Muffins, add 1/2 a cup of pulp to muffins for added flavor, texture and protein
- 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?
This post is part of Simple Lives Thursday,