Our family has been off storebought cereal for some time. Having health issues there just isn’t anything that comes in a box that we can eat and not pay for somehow later.
I recently started making almond milk and hated the idea of throwing away the leftover pulp, so I started saving it in the fridge until I had time to figure out what to do with it. While shopping at the store I went to buy some almond flour, blown away at the price I decided to see if I could use the leftover pulp to make flour. Sure enough, the pulp makes excellent flour among many other things. One of our favorite ways to use the pulp is to make cereal.
We are so excited to have cereal back in our lives!
This recipe is so easy. A lot of almond pulp recipes require you to dry the pulp but you can use this as soon as you’re done squeezing the milk 🙂
Homemade Almond Pulp Cereal
- 2 1/2 cups nut pulp (almond, brazil nut, hazelnut, cashew...etc)
- 2 tbsp tablespoons orange zest I use DIY vitamin c powder
- 3 tbsp orange juice
- 6 tbsp maple syrup or sweetener of choice
- 2 tbsp finely grated ginger
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds raw unsalted
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup dates
- 1/2 cup rasins
- 1 cup dried fruit
- 1/4 cup hemp seed, flax seed, chia seed
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. I have also used glass baking dishes and it works well.
In a large bowl, combine the pulp, vanilla, orange zest, orange juice, cinnamon, ginger, maple syrup, sunflower seeds, salt, and coconut oil. Stir well.
Spread the mixture evenly onto the baking sheets and bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until golden. Stir every 20 or so minutes. Allow cereal to cool, then stir in any additional ingredients. Store in a sealed container for 1-2 weeks.
Do you make homemade cereal?
What is your favorite way to use almond pulp?