Peanut flour is something I had not ever tried before. I was lucky to be sent some by Sukrin, a great brand specializing in alternative baking products. So, what exactly is peanut flour? Essentially – it is peanuts without the fat. The peanuts are defatted and ground down to make a flour. This makes the flour low in fat and high in protein – perfect for those who need to up their protein content. The flour I have is 50% protein – I like to think of it as a natural protein powder!
As well as protein, the powder is high in magnesium, iron, copper, potassium, zinc, calcium and selenium – tons of essential minerals we need in our body. It also contains B vitamins, which are essential for our brain health and blood flow.
I find the flour to be pretty versatile as it can be used in different ways. Peanut flour can easily be made into peanut butter by mixing with mix to create the consistency. On this occasion, I used the flour to make some pancakes. Granted, I knew I had to add in a different type of flour in addition to the peanut flour as without it the cakes from the pan would be a little to dry and nutty. You could use any type of flour but I opted for oat flour as its very easy to grab hold off.
Toppings are what make a pancake a pancake (who agrees?!). So here, I topped mine with banana, kiwi and an array of nuts. Oh, and some coconut syrup. The recipe itself does not call for much sweetener as I knew I would use toppings that were naturally sweetened. Have a super sweet tooth? Opt for fruits as a topping rather than putting in more sugar or sweetener as chances are your toppings will still end up being extra sweet.
- 1 egg
- 50ml milk
- 40g oat flour
- 40g peanut flour
- 15g coconut sugar
- Coconut oil
- Combine the two flours and mix.
- Add the coconut sugar and milk to the egg. Whisk until evenly combined.
- Add the flour to the sugar, milk and egg mixture, continue to whisk as you add the flour.
- Use a small amount of coconut oil in a pan. Add in some pancake mixture.
- Once cooked, top your pancakes with fruit, nuts and whatever else you desire!