Spirulina Almond Pulp Bars

Looking for a way to re-purpose almond pulp? Checkout the easiest, tastiest Spirulina Almond Pulp Bars. These bars are raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, and only 5 ingredients! They are made with almond pulp, gluten free rolled oats, coconut oil, dates, and spirulina. All you need is a blender or food processor to make!

Warning: these go quickkkk (hence why there are only 4 pictured) 

What is Nut Pulp?

Nut pulp is what is leftover when you make your own nut milk (see how to make your own almond milk here). You don’t need to toss the leftover nut pulp. You can use the nut pulp as an ingredient in recipes. If you’re looking for more ways to re-purpose nut pulp, check out my other Nut Pulp recipes.

If you don’t have almond pulp, no problem! You can use almond flour as a substitute for almond pulp in this recipe.

What is Spirulina?

Spirulina is a nutrient-dense organism that is found in fresh and salt water. It is a type of cynobacteria, or a blue-green algae. Spirulina is a source of protein, rich in vitamins, and source of gamma linolenic acid, which is an essential fatty acid.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond pulp or 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 6 medoolan dates (remove pits)
  • 1 tsp spirulina
  • 2 1/2 tbsp coconut oil

How to Make Spirulina Almond Pulp Bars:

  1. Place the oats and coconut oil in a microwave safe container. Microwave or 1-2 minutes or until the coconut oil is melted. It is important to include the oats so that they will slightly heat and get a little crispy. Set aside to cool.
  2. Once cooled, remove the pits from the fresh dates and place all ingredients in a food processor. Note: It is important to use fresh dates as dried dates will not bind the mixture together well. Blend until the mixture is fully blended and starts to stick together. You will need to scoop the mixture off the sides of the food processor a several times throughout the blending process.
  3. Line a small square dish (I used a bread pan dish) with parchment paper. Place the mixture on top of the parchment paper and flatten out until it is evenly spread across the dish. The mixture should be thick and sticking together.
  4. Place the dish in the fridge to cool for about 30 minutes. Remove from the refrigerator and cut into square bars. Enjoy!

Store the bars in the fridge.

I hope you enjoy this recipe, please comment and let me know if you give it a try! Or tag me if you make them on instagram @wellbymel_!

Spirulina Almond Pulp Bars

These Spirulina Almond Pulp Bars are the perfect way to re-purpose leftover nut pulp!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 bars

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Almond Pulp or Almond Flour
  • 1 cup Gluten Free Rolled Oats
  • 6 Medoolan Dates remove pits
  • 1 tsp Spirulina
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Coconut Oil

Instructions
 

  • Place the oats and coconut oil in a microwave safe container. Microwave or 1-2 minutes or until the coconut oil is melted. It is important to include the oats so that they will slightly heat and get a little crispy. Set aside to cool.
  • Once cooled, remove the pits from the fresh dates and place all ingredients in a food processor. Note: It is important to use fresh dates as dried dates will not bind the mixture together well. Blend until the mixture is fully blended and starts to stick together. You will need to scoop the mixture off the sides of the food processor a several times throughout the blending process.
  • Line a small square dish (I used a bread pan dish) with parchment paper. Place the mixture on top of the parchment paper and flatten out until it is evenly spread across the dish. The mixture should be thick and sticking together.
  • Place the dish in the fridge to cool for about 30 minutes. Remove from the refrigerator and cut into square bars. Enjoy!

Notes

Store the bars in the fridge.
Keyword Nut Pulp, Spirulina

References:

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/by_the_way_doctor_is_spirulina_good_for_you

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-benefits-of-spirulina#section1

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Hi, I’m Mel! I’m so excited to have you visit my page! I am a Masters candidate at Columbia University, studying Nutrition Education. Following the program, I will pursue RD accreditation. I love all things health and wellness and am a firm believer in eating real food. I am here to share easy, healthy, and delicious recipes! There is a common misconception that eating healthy is bland and unappetizing, but it doesn’t have to be! I truly believe that eating healthy can be fun and delicious and I hope that my recipes show you how. I also share tips on nontoxic living. I hope you follow along 😊

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