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Uses for Almond Pulp – Crunchy Oaty Cereal

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Today I have a special someone doing a guest post for me! (drumroll please…) Introducing Heather Pace! She has a lovely blog called Sweetly Raw and it’s full of lots of healthy treats that gets me drooling on the keyboard. Since my last post was about almond milk I wanted her to give us a yummy recipe that includes almond pulp. Check out her site to see more of her recipes that include almond pulp…like her chocolate chip cookies, tart cups, and granola!

Hello, I’m Heather Pace from Sweetly Raw and I’m really excited to share a recipe today on Charissa’s blog. Using up almond pulp is the name of the game here. I’ve created a few tasty dehydrated treats which are healthy alternatives to store bought cereals and cookies. If you’re in search of more healthy recipes, pop over to my site Sweetly Raw. You’ll find out how to make cheesecakes, cookies, ice cream, drinks, and chocolate – all using all natural ingredients. Have your cake and eat it too! Cheers!

Crunchy Oaty Cereal

I’ve made this cereal multiple times over the past two years. It reminds me of some kind of boxed crunchy oat cereal and I think it’s scrummalicious! If you want squares, spread it out thin on your teflex sheets and score into the size you want. If you want little clusters, add an extra 1/2 cup dry coconut and simply sprinkle bits onto the teflex sheets.

Crunchy Oaty Cereal

  1. 1 cup packed almond pulp
  2. 3/4 cup dried shredded coconut
  3. 2/3 cup oat flour
  4. 1/3 – 1/2 cup maple syrup
  5. 2 tablespoons water
  6. 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  7. 1/8 teaspoon Himalayan salt

Mix all ingredients together.

Spread out on teflex sheets and dehydrate at 145F for 2 hours.

Turn the temperature down to 115F and continue to dry for 8-10 hours (or until dry and crunchy), flipping onto the mesh screen halfway through.

Note from Charissa: If you don’t have a dehydrator, feel free to use your oven with low heat. I know of lots of people who can’t afford a dehydrator yet, and they use this method and it works just fine!

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If you want little clusters, add an extra 1/2 cup dry coconut and simply sprinkle bits onto the teflex sheets.

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I’m so thankful that Heather could write this post for me this week…we’ve had a family emergency just happen. My 13 year old niece has been sent to a children’s hospital because her brain is hemorrhaging and most of her arteries are inflamed. The doctors just don’t know what is causing this. It’s a trying time for the family as we wait to find out what’s wrong. My Mom, sister, and I headed up to my brother’s place to help out their family (they have 9 children) during this critical time. With my marathon coming up next week, helping out my brother’s family here, and a concert we sing at this weekend I just don’t have a lot of extra time for blogging. I’m just so grateful that God is with us and that He is in control.

Category: Breakfast, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Recipes, Vegan | Tags: , , , , , , , , , 36 comments »

36 Responses to “Uses for Almond Pulp – Crunchy Oaty Cereal”

  1. Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty

    This sounds sooooo good!! I love having ideas for almond pulp, makes me more inspired to make almond milk!! :)

  2. Amy

    Oh no, I hope everything is okay with your niece, so sorry to hear that :(
    It’s so sad when someone that young has medical problems, it’s not something she should have to go through :(

    Thanks for the recipe, glad I do have a dehydrator, can’t wait to make almond milk and this cereal!

  3. Nami @ Just One Cookbook

    Charissa, I’m so sorry to hear about your niece. I’ll praying for her and hope everything will be fine.

    What a healthy homemade cereal! I’ll be heading over to Heather’s site. :-)

  4. Jen at The Three Little Piglets

    Will keep you and your family in my prayers. Be careful on your travels.

  5. veggie wedgie

    This looks so awesome :) i will give it a try…

  6. Noya - gluttonandstudent

    I’m so sorry to hear about your niece. I hope everything goes well.

    This cereal looks amazing! Such a creative use for almond pulp.

  7. Christy

    May the good Lord bless your niece and your family, I will be praying for you too! She will get well soon.

    The cereal really looks beautiful and may I say, I love the pink bowl used to serve the cereal too?:p

  8. Charissa

    Thank you all so much! And we appreciate the prayers…so much.

  9. Nadia

    I hope your niece will be better soon and the doctors will finally figure out what’s wrong!

    P.S. I love Heather’s blog too :)

  10. Maria @ Scandifoodie

    This is a fantastic idea! I love making my own nut milk, rice milk or quinoa milk!

  11. Anna

    Oh my goodness, so much love and support to your niece and your family, I can’t imagine how hard that must be. Genuinely hope everything turns out okay.

    I don’t have a dehydrator, but I’m almost certain I could put this in the warming oven of my mum’s Aga overnight/for a few hours and it would do almost the exact same job – I’ll give it a go using the Aga to dehydrate things and let you know how it works out!

  12. jenny

    will be praying for everything!!!

  13. Nora

    Oh my goodness, I am so sorry to hear about your niece! You all are in my prayers for sure!

    Ps – the cereal looks delicious, great idea! : )

  14. Umm Mymoonah

    Oh My! What a gorgeous bowl of cereals, never thought we could make our own. This is seriously extraordinary and your website too, it’s very lovely.

  15. Mikaela Cowles

    Well, that’s certainly new, but I think I might give it a try. It looks and sounds wonderful!

  16. shabs

    Oh no , I am so sorry to hear about your niece, I hope everything turns out fine , hope to see you back with good news :). Thanx for the recipe , it looks wonderful .

  17. Tiffany

    What a great recipe! (And I love that you used Himalayan salt :D)

  18. yummy supper

    That looks delicious! Love the combination of coconut, oats and almonds. How could that be anything but good:)

  19. Irena

    Great post…. love the recipe:)

  20. Maryanne

    I love the recipe but I don’t have a dehydrator and leaving my oven on for so long leaves me a little nervous. Is it okay to put it in the oven at a higher temperature? If so what would be the best temp and for how long?

  21. Charissa

    Thanks everyone! I`m grateful Heather could help me with this one!

    Maryanne| I`m sure it would be…it`s just not going to be totally raw…I`m not sure how long it would take, because I`ve never tried it…maybe start with 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees and then keep checking it every 5-10 minutes until it`s done.

  22. sophistimom

    Oh my goodness, Charissa, YOU are a genius. I just made my almond milk today, and then tonight I started to experiment in the kitchen. I am on a no-sugar-of-any-kind diet right now, but I figured dates were okay. I ground up some dates in the food processor, added in the almond pulp, a pinch of cinnamon and fresh nutmeg, and whirred it up. That tasted good, so I took half of it out to dry it, then with the rest, I added in some some coconut, and then some coconut oil. That tasted like macaroons. I am in love.

    Thanks for such a great idea.

  23. Madeleine

    I cannot WAIT to try this! I’ve started making my own almond milk, but was worried about the waste from straining. Hooray for this recipe!!!

  24. Carry

    This looks like a great idea for using almond pulp. Having this recipe on hand makes me way more motivated to make my own almond milk again. Thanks!

  25. Nancy

    I wonder if I could use almond flour or coconut flour instead of the oat flour. I do not eat grains.
    This sounds like a great use for the almond pulp.

  26. Charissa

    Nancy~ I’m sure almond flour would work well…it should probably have a bit of texture (like oat flour), so I’m not as sure about the coconut flour. However, whichever flour you try I’d love to hear how it turned out!

  27. Liz

    Just saw this recipe, looks good looking forward to giving it a try. Also saw your note at the end. I know this post is from a while ago, hope everything is okay with your niece.

  28. Charissa

    Liz~ Thank you – yes, she is doing fine now -it was a long journey for a while, but thank God, she’s doing fabulous now! God is gracious!

  29. Natalie

    Love this cereal! I made the clusters and love that I have a great use for my almond pulp!! Thank you!

  30. Danielle

    Hi There,

    This looks amazing!! Do you dehydrate the pulp once you drain the milk in the nut bag or do you use it straight from the nut milk bag?

    I have made almond milk and dried the pulp out in my oven and it is now in the freezer waiting to be used.. Not sure if I should wait until my next batch..

    Also, how do you get the pieces looking like little squares?

    Looking forward to hearing from you :-)

  31. Charissa

    Danielle – I used it straight from the nutmilk bag…so I’d use your next batch!
    After the recipe is baked you can just press on the baked cereal in a few places and it will naturally break into those small pieces.

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  33. Roberta

    How do you you store this?

  34. Charissa

    Roberta – just in a tight seal dry goods container.

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