With reference to my post on the Homemade Almond Milk, the leftover of the blended almonds are used to make almond meal!
Almond meal can be used for baking. Such a wonderful use of almonds! I am always confused with almond meal, almond flour and ground almond, then according to Wikipedia, they are actually the same! To be honest, I still don’t understand, since they are the same, why not just use the same terminology? =__=
In Paleo diet, no grains is allowed. I like to bake, so with this almond meal, I can continue my baking without feeling guilty! I shall try it soon after processing this coarse-grained almond meal.
Ok, as the leftover almond meals are coarse and damp, we will need to process it by drying it overnight or using the oven at low heat to dry it up.
After the almond meal has been dry up, then transfer all of it to a food processor to process it at high speed for about 3 minutes. Not too long, else it will become almond butter, which is not what you want. You may wish to stop once in a while to take a look if it is the consistency that you want.
After it has been processed, it should be fine grained and not lumpy.
Then transfer it to a covered container! I guess, it should be able to be kept for quite awhile? Hehe.
- 1 cup (125g) raw almonds or leftover from almond milk
- Spread the leftover almond meal on a baking sheet and dry overnight or using the oven at low heat about 80 °C for 2-3 hours. Skip this step if you are using raw almonds.
- Transfer the dried almond meal into a food processor and process it at high speed for about 3 minutes. Do not over process as it will become almond butter. Do check if it is the consistency that you want.
- Once done, transfer to covered bottle.