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Old 09-07-2004, 05:53 PM   #1
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pumpkin seed flour

If anyone is interested in this:
I read on the low carb luxury site that using pumpkin seed flour in place of almond flour has been working for many recipes.
I decided to try it in the 3 minute choc cake and variations. It worked great! Mine was a bit grainy, as I didn't grind my seeds quite as much as I will in the future, but for people with nut allergies, or perhaps people who cannot find almond flour, this would work!
The great cooks here can figure out if it is a usable alternitive!
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Old 09-08-2004, 06:40 AM   #2
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Seems no one is interested in this, or at least has no comment, but I checked here on the board for carb counts for 1 ounce of almonds and 1 ounce of pumkin seeds and came to this conclution: if pumpkin seeds will work for flour in low carb baked goods, they do save some carbs. I am not sure just how accurate the carb counts are but they came out this way:
1 ounce of almonds 5.8 - 1.9 fiber = 3.7
1ounce of pumk seeds 5.1 - 3.9 fiber = 1.2
As I said earlier, it might work for some in some recipes.
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Old 09-08-2004, 06:59 AM   #3
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Just plan pumkin seeds?? Shelled or not?
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Old 09-08-2004, 10:09 AM   #4
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Is this with roasted or unroasted seeds?
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Old 09-08-2004, 10:39 AM   #5
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where do you get the pumpkin seed flour? can you buy it? or do we have to make it ourselves? if so, can you give me "pumpkin flour for dummies" - i am horrible at improvising but can follow a recipe.


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Old 09-08-2004, 01:22 PM   #6
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Just guesstimating, but it takes 3oz of almonds to make about 1 cup of almond flour. I'd think it would take quite a bit more in pumpkin seeds? (I don't know why, but it seems like it would.)
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Old 09-08-2004, 01:50 PM   #7
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Lacey - seems to me that I remember Dana Carpender mentioning this somewhere along the line. Maybe it was in one of her newsletters. I think that it would be a good idea even if you just partly substituted ps flour. I actually have used part ps flour when making crackers. I know that you can buy pumpkin seeds in bulk (probably the unroasted kind would be better in most applications I would think). The idea intrigues me...thanks for reminding me!

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Old 09-08-2004, 02:11 PM   #8
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Lacy, I am alway interested in something new. First, did you use the whod pumplin seeds, or just the insides, and salted or not salted, and can you buy it already made into flour or meal. Please give us more infor. TIA Julie
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My mom just gave me a bag of raw pumpkin seeds. I was thinking about making some flour out of them but was unsure how the texture would be?

I was also wondering about eating them raw, do pumpkin seeds need to be roasted?
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Old 09-08-2004, 05:56 PM   #10
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sorry fellow low carbers, more info

Ok, sorry to have not given enough info on this!
What I bought was raw pumpkin seeds at the store! I am by far no expert at this, but I put them in my little kitchen aide food processor and ground them, as I have done with almonds, and then made them into a meal like consistancy. They are shelled and raw! I have no idea if they can be purchased as a flour already ground, but these turned out very close the the same consistancy as the almonds I ground in the food processor before I finally found them as flour! I should maybe weigh them after ground? or measure what I got after grinding to find the true carb count!
I am sorry that I do not have those exact measurments.
It just sounded so sensible to me and tasted great!
The price of the seeds I bought was $3.49 and contained 16 oz.
I will measure the ground product and let you know what I got!
Hope this helps someone, but will probably require more use to tell! I think the idea of mixing the flours is more of a likely way to go than to perhaps us all pumpkin seed, but as I said, I thought it might work for people who cannot get almond, do not like it, or perhaps have nut allergies!
More to come! From everyone I hope
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:59 PM   #11
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I make pumpkin seed flour all the time in my coffee/spice grinder. I use raw green colored pumpkin seeds. It grinds a little finer in the spice grinder than the food processor I think. I also make sunflower seed flour this way. You can find them raw as well.
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Old 12-04-2009, 02:04 PM   #12
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Wow..I never heard of this..Interesting how recipes turn out..
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Old 12-04-2009, 02:42 PM   #13
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I've used raw pepita meal/flour (pepitas are hulled pumpkin seeds, they are green) in place of almond flour and it worked really well. Just be aware that the dish will turn out green if you aren't using cocoa or something that will color the finished product.
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Bumping to see if anyone else has experimented with pumpkin seed flour/powder?
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:32 PM   #15
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I am interested in trying this. I wonder if veggie flour will keep better than nut flours? The oils in nuts make them go bad if you don't keep them in the fridge or freezer. I would love to find a flour or meal that would keep just on the shelf for a while for my emergency pantry.
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Hi Lacey! Sorry I just saw your thread!

I've been using the pumpkin seed flour now for while and it works on a lot of stuff. Still has way more flavor than almond flour but here's what I've been doing:

Sub for almond flour:

1part pumpkin seeds, ground:1part sesame seeds, ground

That is, you grind the seeds to flour first then make it a 1:1 by measurement mixture.

I am still experimenting but since this isn't a defatted flour, it is an oilier mixture. I have tried cutting back on the fat in the recipe to try to make it less oily. I think cutting the fat by 1-2Tbsp helps in some cases.

I also sometimes add to the 1:1 mixture, some chia meal. Usually about 1/4:1:1. I grind my own chia seeds for this too. Again, it's by measurement not weight.

Hope that adds something to your discusssion!

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