I always soak almonds at night and peel them the next morning. I'm just wondering if I can do anything with the leftover almond skin. Any suggestions?
I made bacon😃 Mixed together 2 tablespoons oil, 3 tbs soy sauce or tamari, 2 tbs nutritional yeast, 1 tbs woostershire, 1/2 tbs maple syrup, 3/4 tbs hot paprika in a bowl. Mix in 3 cups loose Almond skins. Bake 375 for approx 20 minutes on non stick surface until crispy. BLT waiting to happen. Or use as bacon bits on salad...
They're really thin, so it's a really small amount of food. I wouldn't feel at all guilty about pitching them, but if you do want to use them, that means the main way it'll really matter is if you use them for texture or appearance.
But usually we do the opposite: remove the skins from nuts to make something with a smooth texture and uniform color. So I don't have a lot of really exciting suggestions in that department. I suppose you could grind them up a bit and mix them into something that you want to look speckled, probably baked goods?
If you don't want that look or texture in anything though, just don't use them. Sure, you could grind them up fine and put them in something that's got its own color so you can't see them, but they won't really be adding much of anything at that point.
You can use them in baking cookies, cupcakes,or you can even dry them, grind them and then add in yoghurt or condensed milk or ice cream.
You can even use them to cleanse your skin by simply grinding and mixing with your daily face wash.
Hope this helps...