Saturday, September 10, 2011

Make your own Almond Milk and Almond Kamut Pancakes

Almonds have a nice amount of absorbable calcium. A 1/4 C of almonds has 92 mg of calcium. Almond milk can help to mildly alkalinize your body, and strengthen bones, reproduction system and nerves. Almond Milk also offers essential fatty acids, protein ,and nutrients iron, vitamin B, potassium, vitamin E and phosphorus.
I think it is nice to be able to make it almond milk at home. It is an easy process.

This is the remaining almond meat that was left over. Don't throw it out. Store in the fridge in air tight container till ready to use. Use it in your baking. When you are making breads, pancakes, cookies etc..

This is what the finished amount that I ended up with. It is good to shake it up when you get it out of the fridge to make sure it is all mixed up. I doubled the recipe. If you double it divide the nuts in half (after the soaking process) and blend them separately. Then you can combine when you drain. My blender can't hold a double recipe. I found these lids for the jars, at Walmart they come in very handy.

Almond Milk
1 C almonds
enough water to cover the almonds over night
3 C water (It could be more or less depending on the consistency that you want.
1/2 tsp vanilla optional
1/8 tsp salt optional
honey to sweeten optional

1. Place the almonds in a bowl and cover with water. I placed plastic over it. Let sit at room temperature.
2. Drain out the water off the almonds the next morning.
3. Pour the almonds into blender. Add one cup of water, blend till creamy.
4. Then add remaining water to your desired consistency. Then put a wire strainer or cheese cloth over a bowl and drain. I pushed the almond meat with a spoon to make sure all of the milk got out.
5. You can then add vanilla, salt, or sweetener if desired. Store in the fridge. Tastes great on oatmeal. :)

Almond Kamut Pancakes
I used the almond meat for these pancakes. I whisk the dry ingredients with the nut meat. Then added the oil and liquid.
We ended up with a healthy pancake.

Almond Kamut Pancakes:
1/2 nuts (I used the leftover almond meat)
3/4 C kamut or other whole grain flour
3/4 C rice flour
1 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp sea salt with iodine
1 1/4 C almond milk, kefir or milk
1/2 C water Or till it reached desired consistency
1 T coconut oil
1 tsp cinnamon *optional
1/4 tsp fresh grated nutmeg *optional
1/4 tsp cardamom *optional
*Optional Cut up fruit mixed into batter bananas, berries or apples.

1. Blend all the dried ingredients together using a whisk. If desired add the spices too.

2. Then blend in the oil and the liquid with the wire whisk until reaches desired consistency. Don't over mix. Let sit 5 to 10 min. (It gives it a chance for the ingredients to work together)

3. Then heat up griddle. Pour or spray on oil. Then drop pancakes batter on to griddle. Bake evenly on both sides. Then serve with your favorite toppings.

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