Pumpkin Seed Flour

I stumbled onto a great blog this evening. www.glutenfreewholefoods.blogspot.com She has a great looking recipe for Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Flour Cake that I can’t wait to try. Unfortunately the pumpkin seed flour by Omega Nutrition is not out yet, but I will let you know when it is available. The flour is grain free and gluten free and I’m hoping it will make a great addition to the gluten free kitchen.

When I was trying out pancake recipes for Fun & Fabulous Grain Free Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes, I tried grinding raw pumpkin seeds to make a batter. It was horrible. So then I thought, maybe it should be roasted pumpkins seeds and tried again. Oh, my word – it was worse. And that was the end of that.

I am looking forward to trying out some new recipes when this pumpkin seed flour comes out!

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

gfveg

im a vegetarian (and gluten free) so really try to add as much protein to food as i can–this flour sounds amazing!
just wondering, when you say you ground the seeds…did you use a coffee grinder?
i ground my own oat flour in a food processor but next time i think i’ll do it in small amts with my coffee grinder.

this site is great–it’s reminding me i’ve got to get the quinoa and amaranth out of the closet and start using them! i’m putting you on my link list and am glad i found this place. thanks!

Lisa Bishop

Thanks for the comment and the link!

I actually used a Magic Bullet blender. I normally use my Vita-Mix, but for small amounts it is nice to use a smaller appliance. I think a coffee grinder would work nicely. I’ll be over later to check out your site – it sounds great!

Lisa Bishop

Also, if you are trying to add more protein, you might consider adding Chia Seeds to your diet. They are high in protein and can be sprinkled on anything. Here is a little information about them. http://grainfreerecipes.com/2009/04/how-to-use-chia-seeds/

Amy Green

I love learning about new gluten-free possibilities. I have never heard of pumpkin seed flour but have cooked with pumpkin seeds when making mole and, oh, they are yummy! Can’t wait to get my hands on this when it comes out. Thanks for sharing!

Sheryl

What a great website!

I am totally grain free – gluten free was just not enough. I have bad reactions to rice and corn as well – the most popular gluten free grains.

I am very happy I’ve decided to eliminate all grains from my life. There are so many wonderful grain free foods out there. A website which really made me take the leap to grain free eating (from just being merely gluten free), is http://www.grainfreeliving.com. I love this website because it is full of great information, recipes and there is no agenda – no special diets, supplements, etc. pushed on you like most of the grain free books do- the information is just focused on grain free eating with YOU deciding how you want to follow it. Just thought I’d share.

Thanks for a great blog!

Sarah Schatz - menus for limited diets

I too found Ali’s posts about the chocolate cake and cherry muffins made with the pumpkin seed flour and they look so yummy. This is such a great alternative for grain free diets.

She has a link in the cherrry muffin recipe post for order info but I wasn’t able to open it for some reason. I wrote to Omega to see if it can be ordered because I don’t see it availble on the website.

anyone else have luck ordering it?
sarah

Laurie

I make pumpkin seed flour all the time. Use the green colored raw pumpkin seeds not the big white ones and use a coffee/spice grinder. I also make sunflower seed flour this way. Buy the raw sunflower seeds as well. It substitutes well in any nut flour recipe.

Min Atkey

So happy to find information about baking with seeds! Have almost given up the grain and turned paleo but tempted to use for some baking where nut flours alone have not quite done the job. Also v interested to see how flavour is affected. Find that coconut flour has a strong taste and prefer the neutrality of grain flours in vanilla cakes although have found ground almonds to be pretty good. V excited to have another alternative to look into and experiment with, thank you.

Silje

Where is it possible to buy pumpkin seed flour?

Lisa Bishop

Here are links to Amazon for a 4 oz package and a 2.2 lb package.

Jan

If it were me, then I would soak the pumpkin seeds overnight, and then place them in a dehydrator for about 24 hours. I did this with almond seeds. After I dehydrated the almond seeds then I chopped the seeds into a fine powder to make flour. The trick is to get the seeds extremely dry. Worth a try!

D. WArd

Hello, to make your own pumpkin seed flour; simply use a coffee bean type grinder to grind the raw shelled pumpkin seeds into a fine flour consistency and use in your recipes immediately.
It works GREAT in all types of recipes. I have even made a pumpkin seed flour and fresh roasted pumpkin cheesecake that has become one of my favorite recipes. I would love to be able to buy this pumpkin seed flour you have mentioned, but it has been over a year since I first heard they were going to offer it and so far… nothing.

Be well.
Peace

Laura

I’m looking forward to that also, but I do have to give people a heads up about the color. It will make baked goods or pancakes look distinctly greenish. Knowing the flavor of pumpkinseeds, I still think it will be tasty if you can get used to the strange appearance.

M. Velez

I don’t know how old this post is, but Nuts.com sells it! http://www.nuts.com/snacks/pumpkinseeds/powder.html

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