I was shopping in Trader Joe’s this past week and found peanut flour, which I had never seen before. It says on the label that it is just made of “peanuts.” I’m wondering whether anyone has had any experience trying to sub peanut flour for almond flour in (for example) pancakes or other baked goods?
Thanks for any info.
I made cookies with it and it was great. I will say if make a cake or something use peanut oil as well or it is not so good. I have a 5 years old taste tester. What i have made so far with it is brownies, cookies and a cake from scratch.
I saw that at TJ’s too and thought it looked interesting. I was thinking “peanut butter cookies” too! Sounds like it passed a taste test for Phil!
Hmm, I think I know what I might try to make if I have to make cookies for a party or something now. That or almond cookies would work well with the almond flour too I bet.
I just wanted to update my own post on the peanut flour. I made pancakes with it this morning and OMG, they were incredibly awesome!!!! I make almond flour pancakes from time to time and I like them but these were even BETTER.
Recipe (serves one of me, maybe more than one of you):
1/2 c. peanut flour
1 T oil (I used corn oil)
2 T. water
1 packet sweet and low
pinch of salt
Combine everything. Heat a pan to medium and either spray with Pam or do what I do which is to melt butter to coat. Make whatever size pancakes you want. Check carefully and flip when the edges are dry as these pancakes don't necessarily bubble when they are ready to flip.
Just off the top of my head, the approximate nutritional info should be about 500 calories and 16 carbs for the whole recipe, and 8 grams of fiber. I think that's correct. I put sugar-free syrup on mine.
Just checked out the nutritional info looks interesting
Almond Flour 1/4 cup
Peanut Flour 1/4 cup
I've used peanut flour. Cakes & muffins came out dry & heavy. Maybe I didn't have good quality peanut flour.
Have you tried coconut flour?
I have different nutritional info for almond flour.
Almond Flour 1/4 cup
Fat 11.7 g
Carb 5.2 g
Fiber 2.9 g
I'll have to go back to TJ's to see if they have it at mine! I was there last year looking for a flour alternative but couldn't find one. Does it have a strong flavor profile? In other words, would you want to add something (blueberries/pumpkin/cocoa powder) to it or is it better just with sf syrup?
Gerri, mine came off a package of Bob's Red Mill Almond Meal/Flour. I guess it just shows you need to take these numbers with a grain of salt. I like your numbers better.
Don't know which one is more accurate. Mine has less calories & slightly fewer carbs, so let's go with that:)
It tastes peanutty, so you could go with cocoa powder and make a sort of Reese's PB cup pancake, but I like mine with just SF syrup. i made them again this morning. They are SOOOOOO good.
I'm definitely going to try them! Thanks!
I am definately going to think about making PB cookies than with this to bring to a potluck. Add some unsweented chocolate chips or peanut butter chips, they would be great. If anyone has a cookie recipe to use with this flour, that would be great. My TJ has it.
I like almond flour both for myself for BG and for my daughter who has Corhns disease and can't handle gluten.