How To Use Leftover Nut Pulp from Homemade Nut Milk

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Dear Ruthy, I feel so guilty throwing out the nut pulp leftover from making nut milk. I’ve read about adding it to smoothies but I’m not a big smoothie fan. Are there other ways to use nut pulp?

 

Absolutely! The options are endless and there’s so much goodness in the pulp! I make all my own nut milks but don’t consume many smoothies myself (I’m more into hot n’ steamy, always cozying up with functional lattes, teas and cortados, even in the summer!), so I’ll share a few of my favourites. If you’ve seen our guide to homemade nut milks, you’ll definitely find this useful.

Quick Tip: Pulp will last for a few days in an airtight container in the fridge, but if I’m not using it right away, I usually pop it in the freezer and pull it out to thaw in the fridge the night before I plan on using it.

aeriel view of pile of nut pulp and nut millk bag sitting in silver dish on a wooden table
(Photo by The First Mess)

Use Nut Pulp in Baked Goods

I love adding leftover pulp to baked goods like brownies, banana bread or granola. Mixed with some additional ingredients and baked, you can even transform it into grain-free crackers loaded with fibre.

 

Boost Your Breakfast & Snacks

You can mix nut pulp into breakfast items such as pancakes, waffles, oatmeal or any other grain-based porridge, and sneak it into sweets and snacks such as energy bites and bliss balls.

nut pulp hummus in a blue dish garnished with vegetables surrounded by crackers cucumbers and tomatoes
(Photo by My New Roots)

Blend it Into Everything

Add a boost of fibre to your stews by stirring in nut pulp, or blend it into any pureed vegetable soup. Or try something completely new and make your own raw nut pulp hummus!

Whichever way you use it, have fun experimenting with nut pulp — no-waste cooking at its best!

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