Peanut flour is the defatted (to varying extent) peanut meal and peanut oil cake leftover from the production of peanut oil. It may be toasted to a dark or light roast and has a nutty peanut flavor. It can be found in sweetened, powdered peanut butter substitutes or sold plain. See: Peanut oil cake.

Health considerations

Peanut flour retains the proteins, minerals, and vitamins of peanuts with a reduced fat content and therefore a reduced caloric content. Fat content varies between brands. Peanut flour is a concentrated source of protein. See: Peanuts, Peanut oil.

Keep in mind

Peanuts are a common allergen. Peanut flour is typically gluten-free.

May be found in

Cookies, cakes, peanut flour, powdered peanut butter, reduced fat peanut butter, granola, confectionery, baked goods, chocolates, soups, breads


Self Nutrition Data
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Alternative Spellings and Names

Partially defatted peanut flour, partially defatted peanut meal

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