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Skinned Almonds

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Ever seen a naked almond?  They are beautiful and creamy in color.  It isn’t always necessary to undress your almonds but there are times that it is called for.  If you want to make a nut cheese that is blond in color or if you want to make a cookie that is blond in color, these are some possibilities.  This process is rather easy to do and rather theraputic.  Also, the skins have been known to cause digestion discomfort.  So, if you find almonds hard to digest, take them one step further by removing the skins and see if it makes a difference.


  • Raw Almonds


  1. Soak the almonds in a bowl for approximately 8 hours.  Drain, rinse and add fresh water every 4 hours.
  2. After they are done soaking, drain and rinse well.
  3. Make sure that you remove the skins right after they are done soaking and keep them in the water while you are removing them.  If the almond starts to dry, the skin will stick to the nut and won’t come off.  If need be you can add hot water to the bowl.
  4. Now comes the therapeutic part.  Grab a hold of the almond on one end and pinch it, the almond will pop out of the skin.


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6 thoughts on “Skinned Almonds

  1. alex says:

    Hey,great site,I found it today and maybe I’ll keep coming :)
    Got a question: Why boiling water on them,are they still raw after this shower? …maybe I missed something? Greetings Amie Sue! :)

    • amie-sue says:

      Hi Alex,
      Personally, I don’t think that the enzymes die that fast in this case, I could be wrong, I don’t have a way of “testin” it…. but by the time I pour the water over the almonds the boil has already simmered down and it is in for just a quick and short time that I feel they will be ok. If this is a concern you can pop the skins off after their soaking process, they are pretty lose at that point, usually. I do the hot water bath to ease up on them and make it a bit easier. When I was attending raw culinary school, we would give the almond the hot water flash for the ease of popping them off.
      Have a great day! amie sue

  2. Yuna says:

    Hi! :) Which end of the almond do you pinch?

  3. MartieB says:

    I use a silicone jar opener for a better grip and am able to remove the skins more quickly. No more sore fingers.

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