The Ultimate Guide To Walnut Flour
Walnuts are one of my favorite foods to snack on when I am busy with work. Luckily for me I can snack on them guilt free because they are quite healthy. However, at a certain point I wanted to try to make something else with walnuts. This led to my discovery of walnut flour which can be made with walnuts. This is amazing because you can use the flour to make things like bread, cake, or anything else that requires flour!
Of course you could just decide to buy regular walnut flour instead of making them. But I highly recommend making them because home made stuff always tastes better. You might also be wondering about how they compare to the other type of flours and that is where my job comes into play. I’ll do my best to give you as much information as possible about walnut flour to help you with your cooking decision!
For this section I will just compare walnut flour with other types of flour I can find on the internet right now. It will be important to know if the flours can be substitutes of each other. It is also important to know the benefits and what type of baking it is best used for. I will go over All-purpose flour, almond flour, cake flour, whole-wheat flour, and regular flour.
All-purpose flour is best used for any type of baking. However it is said to be best used for baked goods that are lightly colored. That is because the flour doesn’t add any color to the baked goods. I wouldn’t recommend using this flour in place of walnut flour for certain baked goods. It doesn’t give the oomph you want with walnut flour.
Cake flour is pretty much similar to all-purpose flour. There is only a small difference and that is in the amount of protein in the flour. It is also best used for baking cakes. I also wouldn’t recommend substituting walnut flour with this product because it also lacks the oomph. However you can substitute the cake flour with all-purpose flour.
Regular flour can be used for any type of baking. But because of that it doesn’t do anything special for your goods. This is why I also don’t recommend substituting wheat flour with this flour at all. But feel free using any other type of flour in place of regular flour for your baking experience.
Almond flour might be the best type of flour to be considered as a substitute. That is because it is similar in the sense that they are both just blended nuts. The only real problem is that the almond flour also lacks the stronger taste from the walnut flour. But besides that, almond flour is a great substitute for your baking.
Tips on baking with walnut flour
Walnut flour is an excellent flour to use for your baking journey. But there are important facts to know about the flour in order to maximize the flavor. Walnut flour can be tough to use because it comes with a very strong flavor and that will show in your cooking. This is why it is important for you to use another type of flour to balance it out. Use any type of flour you want but just make sure you’re happy with the taste!
My final tip for you is that you should focus on how finely grind it is. It doesn’t matter if you decide to buy or make your own walnut flour. But you will always want the grind to be finer otherwise it will affect your baking in a negative way. Anything less and you would just be wasting your money and time.
How to make walnut flour
Making walnut flour is a lot easier than you might think. All you need is the walnuts and a very good blender. All you have to do is just blend the walnuts in the blender. It is advised that you don’t overblend it because you won’t get the flour you want. You might think this contradicts my advice about the grind. But it doesn’t because you need to hit the sweet spot to get the fine grind and not something else.
Walnut flour recipesDesserts are a popular course for almost everyone in the United States. There are a wide variety of desserts that you can enjoy after a delicious dinner. That is why I will just recommend some desserts that I personally enjoy. Of course there is a chance you might not enjoy it but I find the likelihood low because the only ones you won’t enjoy are desserts that are badly made. I will also recommend one regular bread recipe for a little variety. Here are five walnut flour recipes that you should try out!
Walnut flour bread - This recipe is for the people who really want to be healthy. You’ll get a gluten-free and vegan bread. It is assured to be tasty. You can also add whatever you want to the bread to have more variety.
Walnut flour cookies - Craving something that is a lot more sweet? Here is a classic that anyone will be familiar with and that is chocolate chip cookies. They are made the same way other cookies are made but with walnut flour. You’ll find the taste unique and tasty due to the strong flavor from the walnut flour.
Walnut flour cake - You might not be familiar with these types of recipes. The reason for that is because the recipes say they are flourless so you’ll think it won’t require walnut flour. However that isn’t true because it uses ground walnuts which are basically how you make walnut flour. So here I’ll recommend the best recipe that I think you’ll enjoy!
Walnut flour brownies - Here is another dessert that you will most likely enjoy. These treats are full of delicious flavors and if done correctly, moist. You also get a lot of flexibility with this recipe as well. You can add chocolate chips, nuts, or anything else you can think of. Just make sure you follow the recipe carefully and you’ll definitely have something to enjoy.
Walnut flour muffins - My final walnut flour recipe and another flexible dessert. You can make this recipe with walnut flour and add in whatever you want. If you don’t like the recipe I recommend you can just add chocolate chips instead of the walnuts. Just experiment and have fun!