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Homemade Nut flour/meal?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created September 26, 2011 at 11:58 AM

Does anyone the trick to making homemade nut flour/meal? Every time I try it comes out too moist-like one big nut ball? Which isn't too bad for eating straight but it is NOT flour/meal consistency. I have tried different type of nuts & processes (dry roasted/raw/sprouted etc)--still the same. ONE HUGE Nut Ball.

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on September 26, 2011
at 09:43 PM

Not sure what appliance you are using but pulsing with a food processor is the only thing that works for me. Blenders never work for me unless I am setting out to make butter. Then they work perfectly!

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on September 26, 2011
at 06:55 PM

KL - the VitaMix tends to make more of a butter than a nut meal. That's because the nut is concentrated around the blades and the blades tend to keep at it until the nut has been turned to butter. Also, the motion of the VitaMix blades heats the nuts, thus releasing the oil. Short answer: it's better to use a food processor. They definitely don't work the same.

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on September 26, 2011
at 04:02 PM

Lucky! I love playing with those things. If that's what you're using just go really slow and careful. It's great for grinding but I would keep it on the low speed so you have better control.

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on September 26, 2011
at 03:19 PM

I have a VitaMix--has any tried it with vita mix& macadamia nuts?

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on October 11, 2011
at 02:33 AM

I would stay away from nuts they have a lot of calories that just sit. Try coconut flour :) I've lost 2 more pounds just from cutting out nuts and nut flour

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on September 26, 2011
at 09:38 PM

When I make almond flour I roast and freeze them before grinding. I think when the nuts are frozen they're less likely to clump up. I keep it in the fridge or freezer and never have any problems with it.

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on September 26, 2011
at 01:17 PM

I use slivered almonds in a coffee grinder. I've done pecans too. It works best if you chop them first, not necessary to chop the slivered almonds.

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on September 26, 2011
at 01:17 PM

Slow is the key :) Are you using a food processor, coffee grinder, blender? I've used a coffee grinder, which I broke, and food processor which works awesome. Put in your nuts. Pulse a few times until it's kind of a medium-ish grind. Grab a fine meshed sieve or a sifter to get the fine meal out. The bigger pieces just pop back in to your processor and repeat.

If you want the skins off just pop into some boiling water for a few minutes, drain, and rub with a towel OR toast on the stove and then de-skin. Or buy raw peeled. Depends on if you want the skin in there or not - it doesn't bother me.

I keep all my nut meals in the freezer to keep them fresh, too, in a mason jar.

9055f14c31610afd4d3068ec48eb6d90

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on September 26, 2011
at 03:19 PM

I have a VitaMix--has any tried it with vita mix& macadamia nuts?

145d4b0f988af15acc6b26eccc1f4895

(1932)

on September 26, 2011
at 06:55 PM

KL - the VitaMix tends to make more of a butter than a nut meal. That's because the nut is concentrated around the blades and the blades tend to keep at it until the nut has been turned to butter. Also, the motion of the VitaMix blades heats the nuts, thus releasing the oil. Short answer: it's better to use a food processor. They definitely don't work the same.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on September 26, 2011
at 04:02 PM

Lucky! I love playing with those things. If that's what you're using just go really slow and careful. It's great for grinding but I would keep it on the low speed so you have better control.

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on September 26, 2011
at 01:54 PM

I have a small Quisinart processor. It grinds very well.It cost under $30.00.

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