Almond Pulp Energy Bites are just perfect for using up leftover almond pulp from making almond milk. These no-bake bites are Vegan and Gluten-Free!
So recently I started making my own almond milk. I love a good almond milk, but even after the first batch, I was faced with the sad remains of the leftover almond pulp. And if you ever made your own almond milk, I am sure you know what I am talking about. And if you have never made almond milk before, you should because it is delicious!
Now, I am not one to be wasting food or throwing away leftovers that could be re-used in a fun way.
When you make almond milk at home you are usually left with an amount of strained out almond pulp that feels dry and unusable…. But do not discard it, it would be a shame! There are plenty of ways to use leftover almond pulp, like these cute No-Bake Vegan Almond Pulp Energy Bites!
These bites are fun & easy to make, and make a great natural pick-me-up in the morning or afternoon! They can be made in just about 10 minutes using your food processor, and require no baking at all! Just plop the ingredients in your food processor, blend together, shape little walnut-sized balls and roll them into a topping of your choice.
These Almond Pulp Energy Bites are vegan and gluten-free and will keep in an air-tight container in your fridge for up to a week. But you’ll probably eat them all up long before that!
1 cup leftover almond pulp (from making almond milk, or 1 cup pre-soaked, peeled and chopped almonds)
1 cup soft dates
½ cup desiccated coconut
2 ts cacao
1 ts coconut oil, melted
1 segment or slice of orange
Pinch of salt
2 ts coconut flour
2 ts cacao powder (sweetened)
2 ts cinnamon
Take a cup of leftover almond pulp (from making almond milk, or 1 cup pre-soaked, peeled and chopped almonds) and 1 cup soft dates and pulse together in your food processor to break the ingredients apart.
Add desiccated coconut, cacao, melted coconut oil, a slice of orange, and a pinch of salt. Blend in food processor until thoroughly combined and you get a sticky blended mixture, that will hold together.
Remove the dough from the food processor and add to a bowl. Take a pinch of dough the size of a walnut, press together and then roll into a small ball. Place on a plate and repeat to use up all the mixture.
Prepare your decorations on separate plates. Take an energy ball and roll it in either coconut flour, cacao powder or cinnamon until thoroughly coated and set back on plate or in a container.
Store in fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.
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