Almond pulp brownie balls. These rich tender healthy brownie bites are made with leftover almond pulp from homemade almond milk! These brownie balls are a super easy recipe to use up your almond pulp.
My Almond Pulp Brownie Balls recipe is:
- Easy to make
- Rich in chocolate flavor
- Healthy treat
- No added sugars
- Gluten free
- Dairy free
So I recently got into making homemade almond milk again and I have been loving the healthy and easy milk! But when I make almond milk, I always have all that pulp left over. And I can't stand wasting anything! I wanted to make an easy raw treat to enjoy (since it's midsummer and I am NOT turning on the oven LOL). I came up with these super easy and healthy almond pulp brownie bites!
They are so easy to make and so healthy you could really eat them for a quick breakfast!
ALMOND PULP BROWNIE BALLS INGREDIENTS
- Almond pulp. This is leftover from when I make homemade almond milk or almond milk creamer. The almond pulp still has some nutrients left in it after it's made into almond milk plus fiber so why throw that away!
- Almond flour. Since I use finely ground almond flour, this gave me a bit more of a smooth texture in the brownie bites. If you have extra almond pulp, you can easily sub the almond flour for the almond pulp.
- Dates. These give a bit of "sticky-ness" to help hold the brownie bites together. But, they also provide a subtly sweet flavor! I love using dates as a sweetener replacement because they're so good for you!
- Cacao powder. Cacao powder has a lot more nutritional value than coco powder because it is minimally processed. If you like a SUPER dark chocolate flavor, you can add ~⅛ cup more of the cacao powder at a time to get the flavor you want.
- Hemp Seeds. These are a great plant-based source of healthy fats! If you don't have hemp seeds on hand, you could sub in some ground up flax seeds. I'd skip the chia seeds just because they will be hard to blend in and give your brownie bites a "crunchy" texture.
- Maple Syrup. I added a bit of maple syrup to give more sweet flavor! If you want them less sweet, skip the maple syrup.
- Cashew butter. I recently started making homemade cashew butter and I am loving it! I use cashew butter in place of peanut butter in my brownie balls when I don't want the peanut flavor to overpower the flavor of my recipe. Plus, cashews are so healthy for you!
- Sea salt. I like to find as minimally processed ingredients as possible. Most conventional salt that you will find is bleached and has anti- caking ingredients added.
TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST ALMOND PULP BROWNIE ENERGY BALLS
MAKE SURE TO SQEEZE ALL THE MILK OUT OF YOUR ALMOND PULP. Wet almond pulp will make your almond pulp energy balls very sticky.
FOOD PROCESS YOUR BROWNIE BALL DOUGH. The longer you food process it, the softer and smoother it will be. I food process mine for upwards of 10 minutes.
ADD EXTRA ALMOND FLOUR FOR STICKY DOUGH. If you notice your brownie balls are super sticky, add ~⅛ cup more almond flour at a time until they're not sticky anymore.
USE PARCHMENT PAPER UNDER YOUR BALLS FOR STORAGE. Make sure you put parchment paper or foil under your balls because they could easily stick to the container. You don't want to lose some of your tasty brownie bite!
WHAT TO DO WITH ALMOND PULP?
Is you're wondering if almond pulp is edible the answer is yes it is! And there are so many ways to use up leftover almond pulp! Try one of my healthy and delicious leftover almond pulp recipes:
- Almond pulp banana bread
- Almond pulp banana muffins
- Fluffy almond pulp pancakes
- Almond pulp cookies
- Almond pulp reese's balls
- Decadent no bake almond pulp cheesecake
HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY ALMOND PULP BROWNIE BALLS
Make sure you have a high powered blender or food processor.
To get started, add ALL your ingredients to the food processor or blender. Save the extra cacao powder for the end to roll the balls in.
Almond pulp brownie ball ingredients list:
- 1 cup almond pulp
- ½ cup almond flour
- ½ cup pitted dates
- ⅓ cup cacao powder
- ¼ cup hemp seeds
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp creamy cashew butter
- ½ tsp pink sea salt
Turn the food processor on and let it go for ~10 minutes. The longer it goes, the more smooth of a texture you will get.
I know it is tempting to only let it go for 5 minutes but it is worth the wait!
Let it run until it really looks like brownie batter:
Next, roll your brownie batter into balls.
I used ~⅛ cup of batter per ball. You can make them smaller if you like so they are totally bite sized.
Using ~⅛ cup per ball I got 11 brownie bites out of this.
You will notice they are sticking to your hands a little bit, especially if it's really hot or humid that day. But this is okay.
Roll the balls in cacao powder if you like to have more of a dark chocolate flavor. The extra cacao powder really gives that extra flavor!
I like to roll half in the cacao powder and leave half plain for some variation. And also because I think the contrast between the two is pretty hehe.
HOW TO STORE BROWNIE BALLS
I stored mine in an airtight container in the fridge.
A lot of the ingredients you use are fresh nuts, so if you store them on the counter they could go rancid.
Frequently asked questions about almond pulp brownie bites.
HOW DO I MAKE ALMOND PULP ENERGY BALLS WITHOUT DATES?
My healthy brownie balls calls for ½ cup pitted dates. You can substitute ¼ cup of pure maple syrup or honey instead.
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH REMAINS OF ALMOND MILK?
You can make so many fun recipes with almond milk pulp!
Some of my favorite almond pulp recipes:
- Banana almond pulp muffins
- Almond pulp pancakes
- Chocolate almond pulp tarts
- Reese's almond pulp energy balls
- Almond pulp banana bread
CAN YOU USE ALMOND MEAL INSTEAD OF ALMOND PULP?
In this recipe, use raw almond pulp. If you want to turn your almond pulp into almond meal, you will process it more by drying it out fully and then blending it to fine crumbs.
If a recipe calls for almond meal, don't use almond pulp in its place. Raw almond pulp is wet and heavy and will weigh down your baked goods. But, raw almond pulp is great in no bake recipes like these energy balls!
HOW DO YOU STORE LEFTOVER ALMOND PULP?
Store leftover almond pulp in an airtight bag or container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP ALMOND PULP IN THE FRIDGE?
Almond pulp will stay good for about 3 days in the fridge.
CAN I FREEZE ALMOND PULP?
If you can't use almond pulp within 3 days, you can store it in the freezer. Store your almond pulp in the freezer for up to 6 months in an airtight container or freezer bag.
What should I make with my almond pulp next? I'm thinking some almond pulp cookies or almond pulp brownies!
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Almond Pulp Brownie Balls
- Food processor
- Add all ingredients to a food processor or high powered blender.1 cup almond pulp, ½ cup almond flour, ½ cup pitted dates, ⅓ cup cacao powder, ¼ cup hemp seeds, ¼ cup maple syrup, 2 tablespoon creamy cashew butter, ½ teaspoon pink sea salt, ¼ cup extra cacao powder for rolling
- Pulse until it is completely combined and smooth. Scoop brownie balls by ~⅛ cup and roll into balls.
- Roll in cacao powder if you like it to taste more like dark chocolate.
- Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a week. Enjoy!