Pecan flour is a perfect alternative to all-purpose flour that can be used in cooking and baking. Not only is it a perfect substitute but also adds a warm and nutty flavor to your recipes. In this blog, we will see how to make pecan flour at home.
Pecan flour packs more nutrients than all-purpose flour and has high levels of protein, vitamin E, and fiber.
Flour made from pecan is perfect for low-carb and keto food. It’s a lot cheaper than other keto flour options like almond flour, coconut flour, etc.
This nut flour is easily available in markets, but you can make it at home too as it’s super easy. However, a one-pound bag will cost you around $18 which is quite expensive.
If you have pecans at home, you can make your own flour for much cheaper. It only requires pecans and a food processor.
Dried pecans are perfect for making this flour. You can even freeze the pecans before blending to make sure the flour does not clump.
With pecan flour, you can make tons of low-carb, keto-friendly recipes like:
- Pecan cookies
- Pecan pie paleo cookies
- Pecan spice cookies
- Pecan chocolate bars
- Pecan flour cake
As pecan flour is colored, it’s preferred to use it in recipes that aren’t white or too neutral flavored. It makes the cookies and cakes dark brown in color.
You can substitute pecan flour for all-purpose flour as it’s made from 100% pecans which serves great for baking.
Try these simple recipes
- Sweet Cream Pancakes
- Strawberry Cake Pops
- Magnolia Bakery Carrot Cake
- Banana Carrot Muffins
- Hamburger Macarons
How to Make Pecan Flour At Home [Recipe]
You can make fresh pecan flour at home with a few ingredients only. Use it in your bread, cookies, and cake recipes.
- Pecan Meal
- Food processor
- Take one cup of pecan meal and add it to the food processor.
- Blend the pecans on low for 1 minute.
- Scrap the sides of the food processor with a spatula and blend again for another minute.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3, at least twice until a fine powder is made. If you want grainy flour, you can stop blending when the desired consistency is achieved.
- Use it in your recipes as desired.
- If you want fine flour (like powder), you can strain the meal through a mesh and blend the coarse meal in the food processor.
- When you are blending the pecans, the flour will darken in color. It is perfectly normal.
- Make sure to blend the pecans in small intervals, otherwise, it will turn into pecan butter.
- If you are making the flour in a blender, it needs to be high-powered, or else it will take you more time to make the flour.
Is pecan flour just pecans?
Yes, pecan flour also called pecan meal is made from 100% ground pecans and can substitute for other flour in any recipe.
What is a substitute for pecan flour?
Here are close substitutes for pecan flour: Almond flour, hazelnut meal, ground flax seed meal, cornmeal, spelt flour, whole oat flour, or blanched almond flour.
Your homemade pecan flour is now ready to use in various recipes, such as gluten-free baking, as a coating for meats, or as a thickener for soups and sauces.
Be sure to keep an eye on the freshness of your pecan flour and use it within a reasonable time to ensure the best flavor and quality.