Can someone please help?

When a recipe calls for 1 & 1/2 cups of soaked almonds or other nut. Is the measurement before or after soaking???

I put one and a half cups of almonds in water to soak last night… When I poured them out, they were so plump that I re-measured them… I now have 2 and 1/2 cups of almonds.. So what do I do? Use them all or just one and a half cups?


  • I would say after. Otherwise one would specify in their recipe instructions to soak 1 1/2 cups almonds and use all of them after being soaked. At least that’s how I would express it.

  • I use to make this same mistake when we started looking into raw food.

    Alissa Cohen’s book ”Living on Live Food” has a wonderful nut & seed chart in it. In her sprouting chart she shows…

    dry amount – soaking time – sprouting time – yield

    But to answer your question. After trial and error, I have learned it is the measurement after soaking that you will want to use.

  • Thank you both so much!!! I am just dying to make Brian Au’s strawberry pie tonight and couldn’t begin until I knew the answer…

    I just love “Gone Raw” and all of you on it!!!

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