A simple nut and seed milk recipe with a twist. Cinnamon and clove add a warm flavor to this almond, walnut, pumpkin seed, and hemp blend that’s perfect for the fall season.
Today I’m sharing my simple recipe for a dairy-free nut and seed milk that’s full of flavor and free of artificial additives and preservatives. It’s made with only nuts (almonds, walnuts), seeds (pumpkin, hemp), water, and natural flavors (cinnamon, cloves, maple syrup).
Tip: the cinnamon, cloves, and maple make this milk perfect for anything pumpkin-flavored.
How to make your own nut and seed milk:
To make your own nut milk you’ll need:
- Nuts and/or seeds (soaked for at least 5-6 hours)
- Filtered water
- Optional flavorings (I used cinnamon, cloves, and maple syrup)
- Blender (high-speed)
- Cheesecloth or nut milk bag
The method is really simple. Just combine nuts, seeds, water, and flavorings in your blender and let it go for a couple minutes. Strain milk through a cheesecloth or nut milk bag and store in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.
Tip: dry the leftover pulp in your dehydrator (or oven) to make your own gluten-free flour.
You can also interchange the ingredients in this recipe to make tons of different plant milk varieties. Just use about a cup of nuts and seeds for every 4 cups of water and add your own favorite spices or flavorings. Vanilla, cardamom, cocoa, and coconut would all be welcome additions.
Tip: leave out the spices for a basic nut + seed milk that goes with anything.
And if you’re looking for the recipe for the muesli pictured here, head to the bottom of this post…
- ¼ cup almonds, soaked for 5 hours or overnight
- ¼ cup walnuts, soaked for 5 hours or overnight
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds, soaked for 5 hours or overnight
- ¼ cup hemp seeds
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Pinch ground cloves
- 1-2 tsp pure maple syrup, optional
- 4 cups filtered water
- Add all ingredients to blender and blend for 1-2 minutes.
- Strain through cheesecloth or nut milk bag into a pitcher or large bowl.
- Store in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.
Substitute with your own flavorings (vanilla, cocoa, cardamom, coconut) to mix things up.
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This month’s Recipe Redux theme was ‘A Nutty Nut Day’ in honor of #NationalNutDay. Check out these delicious recipes for more nutty inspiration: