Almond Pulp Recipes - What to do with Almond Pulp (Tips + Recipes) (2024)

Everything you need to know about leftover almond pulp (from making homemade almond milk) along with a compilation of sweet & savory recipes for how to use it.

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If you’ve ever ventured down the path of making your own nut milk, you’ve therefore been faced with the dilemma of the leftover pulp and what to do with it.

When I first started making my own almond milk, I’ll sheepishly admit, I was just throwing it in the garbage.

It took me a few weeks to wise up, start saving it in an air-tight container in the fridge and making use of the stuff.

And boy, I’m glad I did!

Throwing out almond milk pulp (or any nut milk pulp) is just SO incredibly wasteful!

When you make homemade nut milk, sure some of the nutrients from the nuts get blended into the milk. But, a good portion of them are left behind in the pulp.

Dumping that pulp in the garbage is like waving goodbye to all the healthy fats, fiber and other nutritional benefits when you could be using it…in so many things!

So, that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about today: how to use leftover almond pulp.

I’ve got a compilation of both sweet and savory almond pulp recipes below but first, let’s go over some more details about the stuff.

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I’m sure if you’ve stumbled upon this article, you’re already familiar with almond pulp but, just in case you’re new to the nut milk making process, here’s a quick run down.

To make almond milk, the basic steps are as follows:

  • Soak 1 cup of almonds overnight
  • Drain and rinse the almonds then add to a blender with 4-6 cups of clean filtered water
  • Blend almonds and water for 1-2 minutes
  • Strain the mixture through a nut milk bag or cheesecloth (having used both, the nut milk bag is so much easier!) over a large bowl

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Once you’ve done that, the almond milk will have separated into the bowl (to flavor however you want or just enjoy plain) and the almond pulp will be left in the nut milk bag or cheesecloth.

I try to my best to squeeze as much liquid out of the pulp as I possibly can in this process so the resulting almond pulp while still very moist, is relatively “dry”.

The next step to store the almond pulp is to transfer it from the nut milk bag to an air-tight glass container or jar and store it in the refrigerator.


Freshly squeezed almond pulp will last about 5-7 days in the refrigerator.

I’ve gone longer than that, but things can start to go funky after about a week given the moisture content of the almond pulp.

With the suggestions and almond pulp recipes below, you should have no problem using the leftover almond pulp within a week!

If you do have trouble using it up in that timeframe, you can always freeze almond pulp as well.

I like to use ice cube trays to do this for nice little pre-portioned cubes of almond pulp to use when needed.

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Once you’ve separated the pulp from the milk, there are two main ways you can choose to use your almond pulp:

  • Use it in one of the many almond pulp recipes below
  • Make almond meal out of it

Since there are plenty of almond pulp recipes in this post, let’s quickly touch on making almond meal first.


To make almond meal with your leftover almond pulp, preheat your oven to 200°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

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Spread the almond pulp out onto the parchment paper in as even a layer as possible.

Bake for about 2 hours, stirring every 20-30 minutes as it bakes. The end result should be dried almond pulp but not golden brown or toasted looking.

Keep an eye on it towards the end as baking times can vary oven to oven by as much as 20 minutes.

Let the baked almond pulp dry completely (for at least a few hours) then add to a blender or food processor.

Blend or process until a fine flour results. It should only take about 10-20 seconds for this consistency.

Do not over blend or it’ll start clumping up as if it was about to become almond butter!

I love some homemade almond butter (like maple cinnamon almond butter) but that’s not what we’re going for here.

To store the almond meal you’ve just made, transfer to a jar or air-tight container and keep for up to 1 month unrefrigerated.

If you used 1 cup of almonds to make your almond milk, you’ll get about 2/3 to 3/4 cup of almond pulp and then almond meal. The perfect amount to use in one of your favorite baked goods or other recipes!

Some of my favorite recipes that use almond meal are:

Ricotta almond fig cake

Dijon almond crusted tilapia

Baked almond apple crisp rings (these are so fun!)

Almond coconut banana bread

Peanut butter chocolate chip no-bake balls

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While we’re just about to get into the actual almond pulp recipes, there are also a handful of ways I enjoy using my leftover almond pulp that aren’t quite “recipes” as much as just general quick uses.

  1. Add almond pulp to smoothies – a few tablespoons or 1/4 cup of almond pulp is a great way to add fats and fiber to any smoothie recipe. Try it in this spirulina smoothie or my guava smoothie recipe.
  2. Add almond pulp to oatmeal – the same amount of almond pulp can be added to your morning bowl of oats for the same benefits. I also love what it does to the texture of stove-top oatmeal – it really lightens up the texture and makes it so fluffy! Try almond pulp in this apple cinnamon oatmeal.
  3. Stir into a yogurt bowl – a generous spoonful of almond pulp in your favorite yogurt bowl (plant or dairy based) is again, another great way to boost fiber and fats. It’s an alternative to whole or chopped nuts as a topping. Try almond meal in my blueberry farro yogurt bowl.
  4. Use in healthy “bite” recipes – my healthy cookie dough bite recipe that explicitly calls for almond pulp is below but there are so many others like almond carrot bites or even my raw brownie bites where it can be used in place of almonds.


Below you’ll find an assortment of both sweet and savory recipes that all incorporate leftover almond pulp in them.

From almond pulp cookies to more unique uses like hummus and falafel, you’re sure to find some way to use up your leftover almond pulp!

I absolutely love making my own nut milk at home because it gives me the power to control the ingredients in the milk I drink.

When you make your own almond milk, there are no fillers, emulsifiers, added sugars (unless you choose to add them) and weird preservatives you can’t pronounce.

And now that you have all the information on how to use the resulting nut pulp, there’s no reason to not start making your own nut milk as well!

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {GF/Vegan}

These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies made with almond pulp from homemade almond milk are an easy gluten-free, vegan baked treat!

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Almond Pulp Crackers

Use up leftover almond pulp from making almond milk and make these easy vegan almond pulp crackers flavored with simple herbs and spices.

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Banana Nut Almond Pulp Muffins

These banana nut almond pulp muffins are a great way to use leftover almond pulp from making homemade almond milk. A nutty & slightly sweet healthy snack!

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Healthy Cookie Dough Bites

Healthy no-bake chocolate drizzled cookie dough bites made from leftover almond pulp (from making homemade almond milk) are such an easy treat so that nothing goes to waste. Can also use almond flour!

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Almond Pulp Cookies (Cranberry Orange Thumbprints)

Thumbprint almond pulp cookies are the easiest and tastiest way to use leftover almond pulp from homemade almond milk. A gluten-free & vegan fun treat!

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How to make almond flour from almond pulp? ›

  1. Preheat your oven to 100° C / 210° F.
  2. Spread wet almond pulp on a lined baking tray and put into the oven for about 1-1.5 hours (until the mixture is completely dry to the touch). ...
  3. Put dried out pulp into a nut/coffee grinder or a clean blender and process until it has been ground finely.

Can we eat almond pulp? ›

You can keep it as is and add it to smoothies or oatmeal for some added nutrition. You can dehydrate almond pulp in your oven or a dehydrator and then blend it to make almond flour. You can also use it in a variety of different recipes and turn it into granola, hummus, crackers, granola bars, brownies, fudge etc.!

Can I freeze almond pulp? ›

Freezing your almond pulp is also a great idea if you regularly make almond milk at home. I generally freeze a few batches first before defrosting and making my own almond flour to use in banana bread. All you need to do is place your almond pulp into a plastic freezer bag, or any sealed container until required.

How long is almond pulp good for? ›

If you store leftover almond pulp in the fridge, it will last about five days. To store almond pulp in the fridge, make sure it's stored in a sealed container. Glass or another kind of airtight container will work.

What is the purpose of almond paste? ›

Rather than being a treat on its own, it's often incorporated into recipes as an ingredient: creamed into cake batters and cookie doughs to add almond flavor, sweetness, moisture, and chew; rolled out and tucked into brownies, pies, tarts, and galettes; cut into cubes and folded into scones, muffins, and quick breads ...

How long does almond pulp last in the fridge? ›

Note: Leftover almond pulp can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days, if you are not quite ready to make your hummus after making a batch of almond milk. 2. Blend the hummus. In your blender, add the almond pulp, tahini, lemon juice, cumin, garlic, salt, olive oil, and 2 tablespoons of water.

Can you compost almond pulp? ›

After making fresh milk in your Almond Cow, we recommend putting your leftover pulp in the green layer of waste in your compost bin.

Which part of almond is edible? ›

The edible part of the almond is actually a seed from a drupe, a fruit in which the outer shell and hull layers are typically not eaten. After extracting the almond seed, the shells and hulls are often used for livestock feed and bedding.

Can you eat raw almond paste? ›

Unlike marzipan, almond paste has a slightly coarse texture. It is not ready to eat.

Is almond safe to eat raw? ›

People can eat almonds raw or toasted as a snack or add them to sweet or savory dishes. They are also available sliced, flaked, slivered, as flour, oil, butter, or almond milk. People call almonds a nut, but they are seeds, rather than a true nut.

What can you do with leftover pulp from juicing? ›

Let's dive into all the possibilities for this underutilized kitchen scrap!
  1. 20 Tips for Using Leftover Juice Pulp.
  2. Make Veggie Burgers or Meatballs with Pulp. ...
  3. Add to Oatmeal, Yogurt, or Smoothies. ...
  4. Make Pulp Crackers or Flatbread. ...
  5. Bake Pulp into Muffins, Breads, or Cakes. ...
  6. Whip Up Veggie Scraps Broth or Stock.

How do you defrost almond pulp? ›

Almond pulp can be frozen. To thaw, just place on the kitchen counter or in the fridge till softened. You can also place the bag in a bowl of water to speed up the process, just make sure you have a sealed bag.

How long do you dehydrate almond pulp? ›

Dehydrate at 145 degrees (F) for 1 hour, then decrease to 115 degrees (F) for 6-8 hours, or until completely dry. Once the pulp is dehydrated and cooled back down to room temperature, place it in either a dry Vitamix container, a Bullet, or a spice or coffee grinder. Grind until it is a fine flour texture.

Does almond pulp need to be refrigerated? ›

But here's the deal: the almond pulp is moist and preservative free so you can't dilly dally deciding whether or not to use it. In its current state, you can keep it in the fridge for a few days and after that, it'll have to sleep in the freezer.

Can you use almond skins for anything? ›

You can use almond peels as fertilizer in plants. The antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiviral and prebiotic properties present in almond peels work to increase the number of metabolites and Vitamin E in plants. To make compost of almond peels, first dry them well in the sun and grind them.

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