Monday, June 13, 2022 by Zoey Sky
As a prepper, you may already know that foraging is a useful skill to have, especially if you’re always looking for more ways to add to your food supply when SHTF. Knowing how to forage is a good way to save money on food expenses.
If there are oak trees near your neighborhood or homestead, you can make the most of them by foraging for acorns and learning how to make acorn flour pancakes. (h/t to PracticalSelfReliance.com)
Once you learn how to make acorn flour, try making some delicious acorn pancakes.
Though acorn flour has been around for a while, it’s rather tricky to use in the kitchen.
Unlike other gluten-free nut flours like almond flour, acorn flour contains a lot of starch and cooks like rice or tapioca flour.
This means it’s easier to get acorn flour-baked goods to bind, which is often a problem you may experience with some gluten-free ingredients. However, the starch in acorn flour binds so well that the final product often becomes rubbery and gelatinous, like if you made a pancake with rice flour.
There are other cookbooks with some variations on this recipe, and substituting half the flour with acorn flour is one way to modify it. You can also use other kinds of flour, such as almond flour or rye flour if you want to.
But you shouldn’t substitute any more than half of the flour that you’re using.
Pancakes are adaptable, and they work well with lower gluten since you may want a tender crumb compared to tough, rubbery pancakes when the batter is overworked. However, you still need some gluten to hold together unless you’re adding some gluten-free additives like xanthan gum.
If you have some acorn flour left over after making acorn pancakes, here are other ways to use acorn flour.
Visit NaturalNewsRecipes.com for more recipes that you can try using foraged ingredients or fruits and vegetables from your home garden.
Watch the video below to know how to forage, store and cook acorns.
This video is from the Red Pill channel on Brighteon.com.
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