Thursday, November 18, 2010

Vegan MoFo Day 13: Almond Pulp Cookies

One of the (delicious) side effects of making your own creamy almond milk at home is all the lovely almond pulp that we have leftover. (I sometimes dream of Alots of almond pulp.) In efforts to use it up (read: keep it from taking over the refrigerator and the freezer) I have been experimenting with dehydrator cookies combining it with other fun superfoods to eat.

You know you are not used to blogging when you get about halfway through a project and then think, "Hey, I should take pictures. I could blog this!" This is sort of what that scenario might look like.
The olives were not part of the recipe.
Using the Macaroon recipe from Raw Food Real World and this recipe found by Googling as a guide, I combined a big mess of stuff into a bowl.
Using my hands I mixed it all up, and then scooped the mix all fancy-like into a cookie scooper. (I like that word, scoop. Scooooop).
And then scooped them onto a dehydrator screen.
And popped them into the dehydrator.
 And after about 16 hours, ate them.
There were a few more than this leftover, but not many.

They were really good, though next time I might dehydrate them a bit longer-I love these cookies crunchy! I also love how the dried fruit rehydrates a bit and takes on a new texture.

To make this recipe, I used leftover pulp from about 3 batches of almond milk-so 3 cups of almond milk pulp total. This is a rough guesstimate and can be tweaked in either direction.

Leftover Almond Dehydrator Cookies
3 cups of almond milk pulp
1 cup of goji berries
1 cup of cranberries
1/4 cup cacao nibs
3/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1 and 1/2 cups maple syrup (actually a bit less)
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
3 Tbs Chia seeds
(I would use flax meal and hemp seeds next time-I was out this day!)
Cacao powder. Several heaping tablespoons. I would guess about 1/4-1/3 cup, but there will be an accurate measurement after I make them again!

I used the smallest size scooper we have-a size 60, or 2 tsp. Place them on your trays, turn the dehydrator on to 105, and let it run until your cookies are as dry as you like, about 16-24 hours. And enjoy! I think I will go have a couple more myself now.


Islaborg said...

Those look great, I wish I had a dehydrator! :) I posted a cookie recipe that uses almond pulp yesterday, but I have to stick to the oven for now.

rach said...

How funny we both posted pulp cookies! I do love my dehydrator but the oven works well too! Your recipe looks great also.

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Those look yum!