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Macademia Flour/Meal?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 09, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Does anyone know of a source for this? I usually use almond flour if I need to make a Paleo treat, but the Omega3 vs 6 ration is not good. Macademia nuts have a much better ratio, so I have been grinding them up which is hard because they are so oily and just using less butter. I am wondering if one can buy them this way?

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on November 11, 2012
at 11:39 AM

I haven't encountered that problem with cakes but perhaps with biscuits (cookies) it would pay to be vigilant regarding the consistency of the dough. And then play it by ear. If you find success, let me know - I love shortbread.

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on November 10, 2012
at 11:53 AM

Alec, do you have to decrease the amount of fat in the recipe for it to work? I tried making a shortbread cookie once with macademia flour and it turned into a bubbling mess from the high level of fat.

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on November 09, 2012
at 05:43 PM

Thanks Janknitz..it is obvious that just grinding the heck out of it doesn't work very well. I am left with macademian butter plus several little balls of nut on top!

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on November 09, 2012
at 05:37 PM

I've never seen the meal in stores but its easy to make your own in a food processo, blender or spice grinder. The trick is low speed, quick pulses, otherwise you'll end up with macademia butter (not a bad thing).

I use a regular 1qt canning jar on my blender blade, and put in a small batch of nuts at a time--perhaps 5 or 6 macademias. Pulse at low speed.

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on November 09, 2012
at 05:43 PM

Thanks Janknitz..it is obvious that just grinding the heck out of it doesn't work very well. I am left with macademian butter plus several little balls of nut on top!

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on November 10, 2012
at 05:05 AM

I use macadamia meal in place of hazelnut/almond flour in recipes with excellent results. I've never had a problem grinding the macadamia in the food processor. You could try roasting first.

Unfortunately I do not know a source for pre-made macadamia flour in the northern hemisphere.

9c4ba98a3b480408bcf207f558fe659b

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on November 11, 2012
at 11:39 AM

I haven't encountered that problem with cakes but perhaps with biscuits (cookies) it would pay to be vigilant regarding the consistency of the dough. And then play it by ear. If you find success, let me know - I love shortbread.

Ef32d6cc543a74319464e2100e5a9ffd

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on November 10, 2012
at 11:53 AM

Alec, do you have to decrease the amount of fat in the recipe for it to work? I tried making a shortbread cookie once with macademia flour and it turned into a bubbling mess from the high level of fat.

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