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how to use hemp flour 2020

How to Use Hemp Flour in 7 Easy Steps! (Video Included)

Many people have heard of Hemp, but do not realize you can use it to cook healthy foods! Follow the recipe below from Hippie Butter to learn how to use Hemp flour in 7 Easy Steps!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup – Hemp Seed Flour (my fav is from Hippie Butter)
  • 2 Cups – Bleached Flour
  • 2 tbs – Baking Powder
  • 1 tbs – Salt
  • 5 TBLS – Shortening
  • 1 1/4 Cup – Water 

Follow:

Step 1: Take 1 cup of the hemp seed flour, 2 cups of bleached flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons of baking powder and mix the ingredients together with a fork. Blend the ingredients until they are mixed well together.

Step 2: Then take the 5 tablespoons of shortening and blend that into the flour. You can do this by using the fork as well. You should be able to cut it with the fork.

Step 3: Once it is blended well, add warm water very slowly. Be sure that you are not using hot water just warm water. Make sure you are adding the water slowly. Too fast could lead to watery dough. When adding in the water you will start to create a dough that will not be sticky or bulky. Use your hands to mix the ingredients with the water.

Step 4: After the dough is to your liking take few moments to knead it. By doing this you allow the dough to get well mixed.

Step 5: After it has been kneaded break the dough into smaller balls. I have tried this in the past and was able to make at least 16 balls that I let sit for 30 minutes. Be sure not to over knead the dough because this could create tough dough. Since hemp seed flour doesn’t have gluten you aren’t kneading the dough to get gluten you are kneading it to mix the rising flour and ingredients with the hemp seed flour to create an even texture and flavors throughout.

Step 6: After letting the balls sit for 30 minutes take one of the dough balls, put down some flour on the counter and sprinkle the ball with some hemp flour. This avoids sticking to the countertop and the rolling pen. Smash it down a few times with your hand. Then take a roller and starting from the middle work your way out. Do this until you feel the flour tortillas are nice and thin. Make sure they are not see through because that means they are too thin.

Step 7: Heat up a skillet on medium heat and toss the hemp tortillas right in. Keep a watchful eye because it doesn’t take these long to cook. Cook it on one side for a few seconds then flip it over and let it cook the same amount of time on that side. You will see bubbling that is okay. When done take it out of the pan and let it sit for a minute. You can then use these tortillas to make what ever tortilla dish you like. Some eat them with salsa, while others make cheese crisp or burritos.

Why are my Hemp tortillas green?

Your tortillas will be green because Hemp flour is green, but that means your tortillas are loaded with tons of healthy nutrients to make your body strong.

Don’t like tortillas? Simply add 50% Hemp Flour to any muffin or cupcake recipe!

I am a big fan of tortillas; however, I know others may not be. One of the simplest ways to using hemp flour is to replace 50% of your normal baking flour with hemp seed flour. You can use these 3 tips for any recipe:

Tip #1- If you want to make Hemp muffins or cupcakes, just replace the flour with 50% Hemp Flour. The same goes with waffles, pancakes, bread, muffins, etc.

Tip #2- It’s a great breading on fish, chicken or any of your favorite meats.

Tip #3- Instead of using regular flour, use 50% hemp flour and 50% breadcrumbs and your favorite seasoning and you have transformed your favorite baked meat dish into a healthier dish.

The great thing about Hemp Seed Flour is that you are doing nothing more than replacing 50% of your regular flour in any meal, that is easy to remember and easy to do!

What Is Hemp Flour, and how is it made?

Hemp Flour is also called “Hemp Seed Flour.” Hemp Seeds are processed through a series of evaluations to provide a high quality flour without harmful pesticides and chemicals. The seeds are then grounded into a fine material that will be shifted through a filter turning it into flour.

Hemp Flour is gluten free and adds mouthwatering flavor to breads, muffins, cakes and more! This flour has more benefits than all-purpose white flour and although it does not rise, it can be mixed with those that do.

Benefits of Baking with Hemp Flour

Per Healthline, Hemp Flour may help reduce the risk of heart disease and skin disorders while supplying the body with nutrients and plant-based protein.

After digging and researching the medical benefits, I can’t help but explore other practical uses for it.

Vegan – Hemp seed flour helps those with a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle by allowing them to get protein since they have been prevented from eating certain things due to their digestive system. They are not able to eat meat, eggs, cow’s milk, or other sources of protein. Hemp seed flour allows them to enjoy digestible plant-based proteins.

Gluten-free – Hemp seed flour has no gluten in it. Because there are so many people that have gluten free diets this baking ingredient can allow those to indulge in their favorite treats without getting sick or feeling guilty. Gluten has been known to cause gastrointestinal symptoms as well as wheat allergies, celiac disease as well as other autoimmune conditions. You are starting to see more and more gluten free products.

Amino Acids – Hemp seed flour is a great source of omega six fatty acids and omega three fatty acids that are great for your brains, bones and metabolism. This can be an essential aspect for your cardiovascular health.

Protein – Hemp seed flour is a plant-based protein that allows for a healthy digestive system. It also allows for essential macronutrients.

Fiber – Hemp seed flour is an exceptional source of effortlessly digestible fiber that helps your digestive system function.

Vitamins and Minerals – Hemp seed flour has many vitamins and minerals such as iron and potassium it is perfect for those with nut, dairy and other allergies.

Contains no bleaching agents – Hemp seed flours have no bleaching agents in their production at all. There are no chemicals or additives used to change the color or appearance of the flour. One chemical known to be in other forms of flour is alloxan, which is a gas that destroys insulin creating cells and vitamin E.

Nutritional Properties of Hemp Flour

According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, 2 tablespoon servings of Hemp Seeds has:

  • 111 calories
  • 6.31 grams of protein
  • 9.75 grams of healthy fat
  • 1.73 grams of carbohydrates
  • 1.59 milligrams of iron
  • 14 milligrams of calcium
  • 330 milligrams of phosphorus
  • 22 micrograms of folate
  • 1.98 milligrams of zinc
  • 140 milligrams of magnesium
  • It also shows that hemp seeds have vitamins A, B, C and E.

Although Hemp flour has great nutritional value, it contains a trace amount of 0.3% THC. Short for Tetrahydrocannabinol, THC is a chemical compound in Cannabis responsible for a euphoric high according to Leafy.com. 0.3% is not enough to produce a psychoactive effect, so you can eat any Hemp product and not get high!

Use Hemp to create a healthier lifestyle in 2020

It is important to learn more about hemp seed flour and other Hemp-based products because as medical issues are rising, many people need healthy alternatives to medicine and everyday lifestyle changes. When it comes to Hemp products, you can also find hemp milk, tea, coffee, etc. You can even use different types of hemp wellness products to create a healthier lifestyle in 2020.

There are countless things you can use hemp seed flour. You can bake with it and create amazing meals or use it to create a healthier lifestyle for yourself. As an avid believer in taking care of yourself, Hemp is an under-rated cooking ingredient that is sure to flourish soon as people hear about the natural relief it can bring to all kinds of ailments. Hemp seeds are not only used for baking and beauty, it can be used to make tattoo ink, clothing, paper, plastic and more.

Ancient cultures have trusted Hemp

Hemp-based foods date back to 2600 BC when Chinese Emperor, Shennong recorded the worlds first medical testing with hemp seeds by using it to treat wounds of soldiers.

The Chinese Empire required farmers to grow hemp because it could be made into hundreds of products with minimal water. Most people would have no clue that this is the worlds most sustainable natural source.

Conclusion

Try baking one of your favorite recipes with hemp seed flour and see the change not only in flavor but in your body’s reaction to it and how good you feel. You might just be changing your life for the better.

Thank you for taking the time to read How to Use Hemp Flour in 7 Easy Steps! 

To your health,

Jess Etchemendy

Have questions? Email me at jess@greenlifeorganics.com.

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