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    Hello, I'd just like to share with you all how I made banana bread out of the left overs of my homemade almond milk. It's not quite 'banana bread' and only tastes amazing if you're into that healthy taste (which I totally am!!!). Will they/won't they like it is irrelevant - I'm just going to share the recipe because it made me so happy (and so full) this morning:

    ALMOND MILK
    1. Soak cup of almonds overnight.
    2. Rinse almonds.
    3. Blend in food processor* until very fine (maybe 1 min).
    4. Add 3 cups water (I use 2 cold water, one hot).
    5. Blend for 5 mins.
    6. Strain into container/bottle.
    7. Blend the wet, ground almonds again with another cup of water (I use warm water) for another 5 mins.
    8. Strain and enjoy!

    pseudo-BANANA BREAD
    1. In the oven, grill the wet, ground almonds until water has evaporated and they are crunchy.
    2. Put in food processor.
    3. Add coconut oil (I used one heaped tablespoon of solid stuff), tahini (I don't measure but perhaps 1/3 jar), dessicated coconut (leftovers amounted to about 4 tablespoons) and about 3 tablespoons of light olive oil.
    4. Blend.
    5. Add one big ripe banana.
    6. Blend. It should blend itself into a little round shape. Remove and mould into a rectangle, decorate with sliced banana and cinnamon and DEVOUR!

    I hope you like it! (Disclaimer= my sister didn't like it, at all, but she's not primal, so that's ok).

    In retrospect, adding cinnamon in step 3 would've been delicious.
    Also, I've placed the banana bread in the fridge, I suspect it'll be even more fun when it's solidified a bit more.

    Feel free to share any suggestions on how to improve this lazy recipe

    *Food processor= http://www.google.com.au/imgres?imgu...1t:429,r:4,s:0
    Last edited by Nat; 09-13-2010, 08:01 PM. Reason: Forgot to add 3T light olive oil to recipe; also made a mistake with calling food processor a blender.

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    That sounds yummy! Gonna try it out once I get to the store for more almonds and coconut oil. by the way - do you use virgin oil or the refined stuff with no scent?
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    • #3
      I used a cheap 100% pure coconut oil, nothing fancy, and it definitelly smells like coconut

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      • #4
        Okay, thanks.
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        • #5
          That sounds an awful lot like work. Here are my recommendations:

          1. Buy unsweetened almond milk. Bask in its yummy deliciousocity as it slowly swan dives down your head hole towards your stomachular area.

          2. Eat a few almonds.

          3. Put on some banana flavoured lip balm.

          4. Slam back a straight up almond milk chaser.

          5. Smile, knowing you don't have to clean the blender before making your Nor Cal Margaritas on the weekend.

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          • #6
            Hmmm...what could I use instead of the tahini?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Unamused Mouse View Post
              Hmmm...what could I use instead of the tahini?
              Almond or any other nut butter should work.

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              • #8
                Awesome - thanks for the reply. Sorry, but I have another question...lol

                For those who have made the almond milk above, what did you do with the sludge that's left over after straining the milk?
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                • #9
                  I made the son of grok custard - super easy, really yummy and tasted like banana bread of all things! http://www.sonofgrok.com/2009/06/caveman-custard/
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bane View Post
                    That sounds an awful lot like work. Here are my recommendations:

                    1. Buy unsweetened almond milk. Bask in its yummy deliciousocity as it slowly swan dives down your head hole towards your stomachular area.

                    2. Eat a few almonds.

                    3. Put on some banana flavoured lip balm.

                    4. Slam back a straight up almond milk chaser.

                    5. Smile, knowing you don't have to clean the blender before making your Nor Cal Margaritas on the weekend.

                    Pure genious! You can buy all those things? I hadn't noticed, I've been too busy in the kitchen.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Kchalbi View Post
                      Almond or any other nut butter should work.

                      Funny you should mention almond butter... that's what I was trying to make with the left over sludgy almonds in the first place. Exhibit 1, banana bread...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Unamused Mouse View Post
                        For those who have made the almond milk above, what did you do with the sludge that's left over after straining the milk?

                        Well after the sludge had dried out and gotten crunchy in the oven it tasted a lot like bread crumbs... PERHAPS that could be a use for it?? I'll try this one day and report back.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Nat View Post
                          pseudo-BANANA BREAD
                          ...
                          2. Put in blender.
                          ...
                          I think you meant to say 'food processor', because this stuff being in the blender is NOT working out.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Unamused Mouse View Post
                            I think you meant to say 'food processor', because this stuff being in the blender is NOT working out.
                            Yes I did, sorry!!
                            I used a food processor that looks like this, with the 2 knife-like blades (excuse the mad long link):

                            http://www.google.com.au/imgres?imgu...1t:429,r:4,s:0
                            Last edited by Nat; 09-13-2010, 07:58 PM. Reason: Image didn't come up, so i've left the link to it.

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                            • #15
                              Well, it tastes good, anyway. I ruined the batch while it was in the blender by adding water because it wasn't moving one bit. Finished it off in the food processor but it's like pudding now.
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