50+ Recipes to Use Up the Leftover Pulp From Making Almond Milk
Making almond milk is so fun: it’s easy, it tastes way better than store-bought AND you are left with almond pulp after making it (if you strain it, which most people do).
PersonaIly, getting almond pulp is one of my favorite perks of homemade almond milk because there is so much you can do with it!
In case you’d like some inspiration, I’ve gathered an extensive list of recipes you can make with that leftover pulp.
From breakfast to dinner, and everything in between, I’m sure you’ll find more than a recipe here that appeals to you.
Why another roundup post with almond pulp recipes
I have a very clear favorite recipe to use up almond pulp.
But still, it’s great to have a more vast recipe repertoire to choose from.
And from what I’ve found online, I’m not the only one: there are already very good roundup posts with almond pulp recipes!
In fact, I find them so nice that I’m also going to share the links to some of them:
However, although there are already these kind of good compilations, I wanted a longer list for myself, and more importantly, something that remains of a classified index, so I can find the recipes according to what type of dish I need at the moment.
And I also included 2 recipes for homemade cosmetic!
Before diving into the recipes, let me just point out that I haven’t tried many of these recipes yet, but I’ve carefully selected them from among many others because they are all recipes I want to try.
No bake almond pulp recipes
Smoothies with almond pulp
You might think: if I’m going to make a smoothie with almond milk AND almond pulp, why don’t skip the straining from the beginning?
Definitely you may skip straining most kind of homemade vegan milk if you are using them only to make smoothies.
But here are some smoothie recipes that use both almond and almond pulp (but the amount of pulp is different than the amount that would be in the milk if you don’t strain it):
- Almond pulp strawberry vanilla smoothie
- Green smoothie with almond pulp cubes
- Almond, dates and vanilla smoothie
Smoothie bowl with almond pulp
Almond pulp balls
- Almond pulp energy balls
- No-bake almond pulp energy bites
- Almond pulp Reese’s balls – Most energy balls use dates: in case you don’t have any, this is the best recipe for you.
- 7-ingredient brownie bliss balls
Pancakes with almond pulp
Almond pulp cheese recipes
If you have nutritional yeast, you can try any of these recipes to make creamy “cheese” (spread-like) with almond pulp:
- Almond milk and almond pulp cheese recipe
- Garlic herb vegan almond cheese spread
- Almond pulp cheese
- Almond cheese ball
- Almond cheese from leftover almond pulp
Dips and sauces that use almond pulp
- Almond pulp hummus
- Salat dressing with almond meal – this recipe was made with almond meal in mind, but I’ve tried it with almond pulp and I enjoyed it very much
- Almond pulp dip
Almond butter from almond pulp
Can you make almond butter form almond pulp?
Almond butter is creamy, while almond pulp is quite dry (you’ve squeezed a good part of its oil when making milk!).
So, no wonder there are not so many recipes showing how to make almond butter from almond pulp.
My guess is, if you want to make almond butter from almond pulp, you could use a recipe to make almond butter from almond meal/flour, but adding more fat.
- Coconut-almond butter – This post begins with how to make almond milk – just scroll down to the bottom for the almond butter recipe.
- Easy homemade almond butter from almond meal – This recipe uses almond meal or flour, not pulp. But maybe it could work if adapted accordingly.
Baking & cooking with almond pulp
Cookie recipes with almond pulp
- Almond pulp cookies – these are vegan choco chips cookies
- Banana almond pulp cookies – vegan and grain-free
- Blueberry muffins breakfast cookies
- 3 ingredient almond pulp peanut butter cookies
- Almond pulp oatmeal cookies
Muffins with almond pulp
- Banana almond pulp muffins
- 1 bowl pumpkin muffins – these use almond meal, but the authors also included this recipe under “recipes to make with almond pulp”, so you may bake these with almond meal made from almond pulp (you can see at the bottom of this post how).
- Berry coconut muffins – as the recipe above, the ingredient list asks for almond meal but it can be made with almond meal made from almond pulp.
- Orange almond pulp muffins
- Almond pulp muffins with cherries and chia
Bread recipes that use almond pulp
- Almond pulp banana bread
- Almond pulp bread – this is one of the only almond pulp bread recipes I’ve found that don’t use banana
Cakes recipes with almond pulp
- Almond pulp cake – unlike most recipes that call for almond pulp, this is not a vegan recipe, but a variation of Spanish Tarta de Santiago
- Almond pulp crust cheesecake
- 1 bowl carrot apple snack cake – this recipe uses almond meal (but you can use almond meal made from almond pulp).
- Almond pulp brownies
Energy bars with almond pulp
- Almond pulp granola bars
- Almond pulp chocolate chip bars – these taste like marzipan chocolate and might be the most delicious protein bars ever. The recipe turns out great even when reducing the sweetness (maple syrup and chocolate) almost to a 2/3 (in case you like your sweets on the not-so-sweet side, like I do).
- Almond pulp breakfast bars
Crackers made with almond pulp
Making crackers with almond pulp is probably on of the easiest and most popular savory recipe with leftover pulp.
Here are some recipes that appeal to me; while they are quite similar (they all use flaxseed instead of egg), each of these recipes offer slightly different nuances:
- Easy almond pulp crackers
- Paleo and keto almond pulp crackers
- Rosemary Parmesan almond pulp crackers
- Almond Graham crackers
Pizza & co.
Recipes to make almond meal from almond pulp
Almond meal (almond in powdered form) is a very versatile ingredient and there are many recipes that use it.
Also, since the shelf like of almond meal is longer than that of almond pulp, turning the pulp into almond meal is very convenient if you want to save it for later use.
While it almond pulp doesn’t turn exactly the same as almond meal or almond flour (it’s drier), you can get something quite similar:
- How to make almond meal from almond pulp
- How to make almond flour form almond pulp
- Homemade almond flour
To end this list: did you know yo can also use your pulp to pamper your skin?
Here is a great idea to make a face mask and a body scrub using almond pulp:
Common questions about almond pulp
In my experience, almond pulp will be good for 3-4 days in the fridge (in a closed container) or up to 3 months in the freeze.
In most recipes, you can’t just substitute almond pulp for almond meat/flour (which also have differences between them).
This is because almond pulp is different than almond meat and almond flour: no matter how well you squeeze it, pulp will retain some moisture.
Also, nut pulp has much less fat because a good portion of it went to the milk.
However, you can make almond meal from almond pulp (or at least, something very similar, just with less oil).
All the recipes on this list work with almond pulp or almond meat made from almond pulp.
I hope this list inspires you to use your almond pulp in more creative ways.
Don’t forget to tell me your favorite one!
In case you also make other types of plant-based milk, you might find these recipes useful: