When you make almond milk at home, you end up with A LOT of almond pulp as a by-product! Before you reach for the bin, hang on a second – did you know could put it to a very good use and make your own almond flour? Given that almonds are rather expensive it’s a great move as you’ll have two homemade products for the price of one.
So to make your own almond meal, you need an oven tray, an oven and at least a blender or a coffee/nut grinder would be even better. In my experience, a coffee/nut grinder will give you best results – you’ll end up with a fine powder, which is very close in texture to shop-bought almond meal.
A blender will give you a slightly coarser mix, but still fine enough to be able to use the flour in cookies (such as these), pancakes and cakes.
To save myself some work, I dry out wet almond pulp in the oven on the same day as I make my milk (or else it will go bad) and then store it in an airtight container. I do a batch grinding session once I’ve made my milk several times.