Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Morning Pep Blanched Almond Flour Review

I received the 2 and 5 lb bags of Morning Pep Blanched Almond Flour for free in exchange for my honest review.  I struggled with finding recipes for which I had all the ingredients or at least easy swaps.  Then, when I did, they seemed to flood in!

This was my first time using almond flour so I didn't know what to expect.  It seemed to bring a slightly different taste and texture to what I made but otherwise it was great!  I can't wait to see what else I can play with.

What I had an issue with was the seal on both bags.  The plastic zip is sealed on one side of the bag instead of both.  I was glad that I only opened the 2 lb bag since I had a container to fit the leftover almond flour.  I don't know what I'm going to do about the 5 lb bag yet.

Wednesday night I used Fit and Awesome's recipe for Paleo Chicken Fingers as my model since you can play around with different spice combinations to find out what you like.  I didn't have any ground mustard or curry powder to work with.  When I looked in the spice cabinet I discovered I still had an ancient curry blend (ancient because it's about 10 years old LOL).  At the last minute I decided to add garlic.  Why I didn't think about it until later I don't know....I put garlic in EVERYTHING I possibly can LOL.

Here are my ingredients

2 chicken breasts cut into strips (or 1 lb chicken tenders)
1 cup Morning Pep Blanched Almond Flour
1 tbsp curry blend
1 tsp organic turmeric
1 tsp paprika
1 egg
1/2 tsp garlic

Somehow my picture of the prep came out blurry...

I was hesitant about using wax paper in the oven.  I know even the package says you can but I'd never done it before.

I paired the chicken tenders with leftover potatoes and gravy.  Benny ate a salad while I had steamed broccoli.  He thought it tasted like soap.  I thought it tasted salty.  I blame it on that ancient curry blend.  Should I throw it away now?
Austin REALLY wanted me to make pancakes with the almond flour.  I'm not sure why since I was never able to make them before; I always burned them.  I guess he thought I've improved over the years... Austin requested pancakes without eggs (Benny's "eggcake" disaster) but I didn't find one.  So I went with this recipe from Simple Green Moms for Paleo Almond Pancakes as my base.
Here are my ingredients
1.75 cup Morning Pep Almond Flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2/3 cup almond milk
2 eggs, whisked
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Nu Naturals Cocoa Syrup, to taste (not shown)
Ready to scoop into the pan.

Austin had no complaints but the nibbles I had I thought tasted a little weird.  Nothing like pancakes out of a box.  It wasn't sweet enough for my liking.  Perhaps I can try it with some apple chunks?
After my workout I wanted some flatbread to use for my lunch as a sandwich wrap.  So I used a Coconut Flour Flatbread recipe that I found on Foodie Fiasco.  Well, let's just say it didn't turn out as expected.
Here are my ingredients
2 Tbsp Morning Pep Almond Flour
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1/4 almond milk
Ready to go into the pan.
The recipe called for splitting the mix in half to make two pieces but I didn't want to do that.
Immediately I started smelling the eggs.  YUCK!  When it was all done I cut off a nibble and confirmed the egginess.  DOUBLE YUCK!  I told Benny this one was his because it tastes too much like eggs and I don't like the taste of them.  I asked him how he wanted it since it was more of an omelet.  He asked for the flatbread to be cut up into strips so that's what I did.
Last night I wanted dessert so I used this No Bake Brownie Bites recipe from Simple Green Moms.
Here are my ingredients
2 Tbsp natural peanut butter
2 Tbsp honey
1/2 cup Morning Pep Almond Flour
2 Tbsp baking cocoa
1 packet Lean1 chocolate shake mix
2 Tbsp almond milk (plus a little more since it was dry)
Before even trying to make the balls I had to have a taste.  OMG it was SOOO good!  I said forget making these into balls I'm eating this straight up.  I ate about half of it last night and put the rest into the fridge for later.

1 comment :

  1. Ok, those paleo chicken tenders need to get in my belly.