This week I made almond milk, finally. Another thing I’ve been wanting to do to go along with the homemade bran flakes.
3/4 cups raw almonds, soaked overnight in 1 1/2 cups of water.

Remove almonds and boil 1 cup of that water. Process almonds with the remaining 1/2 cup water until it’s a thick paste. Add almond paste to the boiling water and let steep for 10 minutes.

Strain and press the liquid out of the almond mixture into a large bowl, and then add 1 t. maple syrup, nutmeg, cinnamon, and amaretto to taste :)

With the almond mash I made marzipan, adding in some powdered sugar and cornstarch and getting it a bit healthier with extra fiber from a bit of toasted oat bran. Cuts down the sugar high feeling.

And goes very well with the homemade chocolate:

Melt 1/2 cup raw cocoa butter, then mix in 1/2 cup raw cocoa and 1-2 T maple syrup, and stir over low heat 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla or amaretto, cinnamon, nutmeg, or whatever…

Pour into mold and freeze until hard.