I always try to use up leftover pulp from making nut milk or oat milk, and in this case, I had some acai oat pulp to use up, so I made little Acai Oat Pulp Cups; mixed with creamy sunflower butter, and my favorite plant based vanilla protein powder. Figuring out ways to use up pulp from homemade nut milk and oat milk has been the most challenging part about owning a nut milk bag, but it’s definitely rewarding; encourages me to make little treats to enjoy after making a tasty beverage, so nothing wrong with that at all.
I got my nut milk bag at Ellie’s Best, so totally check them out if you’re curious about making your own juice, milk or cold brew; they also have a new line of superfood powders that are worth checking out if you’re a fan of colorful creations.
In case you didn’t get to check out my Acai Oat Milk recipe, check out the link below.
Now for the oat pulp treats that I made after.
Acai Oat Pulp Cups
Inspired by wanting to repurpose some oat pulp leftover from making some acai oat milk, these treats make for a sweet fix loaded with protein and nutrients.
- 1/2 cup oat pulp (mine had acai in it)
- 1/4 cup sunflower butter
- 1 tbsp vanilla protein powder I used Garden of Life
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp pink salt
- 8 blueberries optional
Line a mini muffin tin with 8 mini muffin cups. Mix all ingredients for the sunflower butter cups together until smooth and creamy, and evenly dived the mixture amongst the muffin cups (optional, add a tiny piece of fruit and press down into the mixture to have a surprise inside, I did blueberry).
Top with whatever you like (or nothing, I did dark chocolate and sunflower seeds), and freeze for at least 2 hours, or until the cups can hold their shape.
Store in the freezer, and enjoy after meals or as a little snack.
Being on a zero waste and minimalist journey with my partner, I’m trying to cut back on plastic, and making my own beverages and having to make something out of the pulp that remains helps me stay on a nice flow, and keeps me from buying candy and plastic wrapped treats when I’m out; mind you, these oat pulp cups don’t really hold up unless they’re in the freezer, so I can’t really take them with me, but oh well, they’re still nice to have when I’m home (especially when there are lots of cafes in my town with tempting little pastries).
These oat pulp cups are also loaded with antioxidants, from the blueberry, acai and dark chocolate, so if you want to learn more about these tasty superfoods, check out my post below of a previous recipe I made with these ingredients.
I hope you’re having a great week, and I hope you found some inspiration from this recipe.
Thanks for reading 🙂