Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Making Pecan Milk

At Christmas, our very nice neighbors gave us a big ole brown bag full of pecans! We ate some during the holidays, but still had tons. I've been thinking up fun (and healthy!) ways to use them. My first project is Pecan Milk. I googled several recipes but ended up just soaking them overnight, processing with filtered water, and straining through a metal sieve. 
I am happy with the results. The milk could definitely be sweetened, but I decided to leave it alone, as I would most likely add sugar when using it as coffee creamer. 

 



I also saved the pecan pulp to make a flour-like powder. I baked it in a low oven until it was fairly dry, cooled it, and put it it in plastic container in the fridge. I am going to play with using it for part of the flour in some recipes. We shall see!

7 comments:

Margit Rosenaa said...

Pecan Milk - super cute and nice idea.

Kaycee said...

Wow I'm impressed! This looks so easy too! That is a great idea to save the pulp, I am going to try this too. Thanks!

Kaycee
Vegan Machine

panachebyerin said...

You think of some of the coolest things! :)

Leslie R. said...

Thanks, ya'll! :)

Amanda said...

WOW!! That sounds awesome! I'm not a pecan fan...but I love almond milk :)

sara said...

i like the idea of making pecan flour out of the leftover pulp! let us know how it works out in your baking.

VEGAN TICKLES said...

pecan milk sounds very interested. I've actually never seen anyone make it before.