FAQ Chestnut Flour
Why do you sometimes call your chestnut flour a chestnut powder?
That is what our distributor Woodland Foods calls it. We have always called it chestnut flour.
Why is your chestnut flour termed "raw" and "roasted"?
Raw chestnut flour is our regular flour from fresh peeled, dried and ground chestnuts. Our roasted flour uses a higher drying temperature to give it a roasted flavor. No flavorings have been added. Both raw and roasted chestnut flour or powder is sweet and nutty.
Why don't I find more chestnut flour recipes?
Chestnut flour is a substitution product used for flavor. Simply take away some or all of the flour in your white flour recipe and add chestnut flour. Practice! There can be differences. For example, to make you favorite pancake recipe by substituting chestnut flour can be problematic. The pancakes will be flatter and might burn easier.
Try the pancake recipe from Chestnut Growers, Inc., which has been tested many times.
Can I be assured that there Is no gluten in chestnut flour?
Chestnut flour is considered gluten-free. People with celiac disease can be assured it is safe. Treeborn Chestnut Flour is milled on stones never used with gluten-containing flour. Chestnuts are not a grain, although the nutrients in chestnuts mimic those of grains without the gluten.
I have heard that there is a chestnut baguette made in Michigan.
Zingerman's Bakehouse makes a French baguette with our chestnut flour. It also contains wheat flour, too. It is not gluten-free, but it is tasty and flavorful. For more information, go to:
Are most chestnut desserts made with chestnut flour?
Actually, most chestnut desserts are made with sweetened chestnut puree.