I make almond milk once or twice a week, and never knew what to do with the pulp that’s left over. It is full of protein/healthy fats, so I figured I will try and put it to some use by making healthy snacks for my kids!
As you know, I don’t use refined sugar as it negatively impacts on gut health. So this is a gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free healthy bar, great for the whole family!
High protein almond bar
- 1/3 cup flaxseed meal
- 1 cup almond pulp make sure it is very dry, or you can use almond meal
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 5 tbsp dark chocolate (dairy free) chocolate chip
- 1/4 cup date syrup see notes below
- 1/4 cup apple sauce
- 5 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
preheat oven to 350F and oil/line a baking tin with coconut oil or parchment paper
mix the flaxseed meal with the date syrup and apple sauce, let it sit there for 10 minutes - this will become a flax 'egg'
combine the almond pulp, oats, baking powder, salt together and mix well.
once the flax meal has been mixed and allowed to stand for 10 minutes, and is thick and congealed, pour into the bowl and mix well.
stir in the chocolate chips
pour mixture into the baking tin. bake for around 35 minutes or until golden.
cool on a rack and then put into a fridge. Once its 'set', cut into pieces.
If you don't have date syrup and apple sauce, you can replace with the equivalent amount of maple syrup, agave or coconut nectar.
Date syrup for this recipe can be made by soaking 4 dates in 1/2 cup of water for 4 hours and then blend at high speed until smooth.