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?

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    Is there a reason you don't just eat the entire almond?
    – Catija
    Commented Jul 14, 2015 at 18:55
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    @Catija : if you're making almond milk, this is a common thing to do, as you don't want the flecks of brown bits.
    – Joe
    Commented Jul 14, 2015 at 20:50
  • Not really a culinary use, but they'd make a fine mulch material for an herb garden? Commented Jul 15, 2015 at 20:35
  • I suggest you simply add them to your compost bin.
    – dougp01
    Commented Jul 18, 2015 at 0:03
  • @Catija almond skin have bitter taste as it contain enzymes that protect the almond from spoiling, Also it contain Phytic acid that lower the ability to digest iron and calcium. Commented Dec 19, 2017 at 13:28

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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... enter image description here

  • I just made them and was wondering how they would do as they cooled. I am in a humid climate and they are crispier now then when they came out of the oven. They would even be good by themselves as a snack:) Commented Sep 19, 2016 at 0:06
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    – Stephie
    Commented Sep 19, 2016 at 5:23
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    I made these last night and they are very yummy. I left out the worcestershire and maple syrup. They don't really taste like bacon, but are a fun slightly crunchy snack.
    – Josh
    Commented Apr 10, 2019 at 19:23
  • I tried this with my own ingredients (similar, but -wostershire and +tomato paste and +garlic powder). Note: they cook quickly and mine started to burn. 10 min at 175C was too much. So, just watch them!
    – kevins
    Commented Apr 1, 2020 at 15:37

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...

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    Nutrition is off-topic here, and the OP didn't really ask anyway. They just asked what to do with them; seems there's no need to convince them to use them.
    – Cascabel
    Commented Jul 14, 2015 at 22:43

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