Here is a fabulous pantry item that is sooooo easy to make and will save you a significant amount of dollars. When I was no longer able to eat wheat and grains, I needed something else to make delicious muffins with. And since dairy was off the list as well, I also had to find another milk substitute. Well, these 2 problems became my solution. I started making almond milk, but after throwing out the pulp a couple of times, I realized that I was making a huge mistake here. I decided to dry it in the oven to see what would happen. Well, long story short, it became almond flour!
I was over the moon, because it meant that I could really enjoy my “bread” and “muffins” again, for virtually free. The pulp was the waste product of the almond milk anyway. Two birds with the one stone.
Here is what you will need to do to make your own almond flour:
- 2 cups of almonds soaked over night
- 6 cups of water
- pinch of salt
Rinse the almonds the next day and put them in your blender together with the 6 cups of water.
Whizz together until well blended.
Pour the almond milk through a strainer or nut bag. You are now left with the almond pulp.
If you have a dehydrator, you can spread the pulp onto a teflex sheet and dehydrate it overnight.
Otherwise, spread the almond pulp on an oven tray and put in your oven set at 150 degree celsius, for about 15-20 min. check to see if it is done. When fully dry, put the pulp into your food blender and ground it.
Store the flour in a glass jar in your pantry or fridge. Now you can make these delicious almond flour pancakes.
Now here is the math for you:
I get Insecticide Free Almonds through our Whole food Co-op for $10.62/kg
2 cups of almonds = 280gr. and makes 1.5 ltr of milk
1 ltr of milk = $1.98