Peanut Flour?


Sorry if this was already answered, but I could not find it.

What is the deal with peanut flour? I saw peanut flour at Trader Joes and was wondering if anyone tried cooking with?

Chris what are your thoughts?



I haven’t tried it yet.

I don’t think it would be my first choice though. Peanuts are the “least good” nut.* Almonds, walnuts, etc. are much better: more nutritious, less allergy/sensitivity-type effects. I wouldn’t mind playing with it, but I think almond and coconut flour will remain staples.

*Probably because peanuts aren’t real nuts; they’re legumes.



I picked some up at Trader Joe’s. I’m not really cooking with it but I do sometimes mix a serving with a packet of splenda, bit of salt and water for a pudding-type dessert.

There are lots of recipes on the web for PB2 or peanut flour.

In case anyone is wondering how this stacks up nutrition wise:

Nutrition Facts on Trader Joe’s Partially Defatted Peanut Flour. 30 grams of flour has 110 calories. 4 grams fat, .5 grams saturated fat, 8 grams total carbs, 4 grams fiber, 2 grams sugar, 16 grams protein. It is a significant source for potassium and magnesium.