Wondering what to do with your leftover almond pulp from making almond milk? These orange almond pulp energy balls are a delicious way to make your almond making a zero waste situation! Just 8 simple ingredients transform almond pulp into zesty orange bites of naturally sweet goodness!
The first step in preparing your ingredients for almond pulp energy balls is to make homemade almond milk! If you haven’t tried your hand at it, definitely do. The process is simple, and when you plan to make these energy balls afterwards, you are basically making almond milk for free! That’s a steal of a deal if you ask me.
After you make almond milk, you are left with pulp like this.
The blended almonds are wet. Now, you could dry the blended almonds and turn it into almond meal for later uses. However, I like the simplicity of taking the almond pulp and putting it straight into a new recipe, with no extra step. You with me?
Let’s gather all the ingredients we need, and then get to making some snack balls!
How to make orange almond pulp snack balls
To make your almond pulp snack balls, start by adding the dates to the food processor and pulsing until broken down.
Next, add the remaining ingredients and pulse until the mixture is combined.
Lastly, using 1 tbsp of the mixture at a time, roll into balls. Makes about 2 dozen balls. Store sealed in the fridge.
Variations for almond pulp balls
The orange zest adds a delicious pop of brightness to the energy balls. Looking for more ways to switch up this recipes? Try these:
- Use lemon zest or lime zest instead of orange
- Substitute the almond butter for peanut butter or another nut/seed butter
- Add dried fruit like blueberries or cranberries in
- Add 2-3 tbsp cocoa powder for a chocolate variation
Storing almond pulp
When I’m making almond milk, I make sure to squeeze as much liquid out as I can. If I’m not ready to make use of my almond pulp right away, I simple store it in the fridge for a day or two in a sealed container, right in the cheesecloth. Once it’s time to use it, I remove it from the cheesecloth and get to no-baking!
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- Carrot cake energy balls
- Chocolate covered strawberry protein balls
- Pumpkin raisin chia oatmeal energy balls
- Chocolate peanut butter snack balls
Orange Almond Pulp Energy Balls
I’m excited for you to try this recipe to use up leftover almond pulp! A quick tip – the amount of leftover liquid in almond pulp can vary. We may all squeeze out a different amount of almond milk.
If you find your energy ball mixture is a little more wet add, slowly increase the coconut flour 1 tsp at a time.
If you find your energy ball mixture is a little dry and doesn’t hold shape, add a little water, 1 tbsp at a time.
Orange Almond Pulp Energy Balls
- To make your almond pulp snack balls, start by adding the dates to the food processor and pulsing until broken down.
- Next, add the remaining ingredients and pulse until the mixture is combined.
- Lastly, using 1 tbsp of the mixture at a time, roll into balls. Makes about 2 dozen balls. Store sealed in the fridge.
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