How to Make Homemade Soy Flour: 3 Steps

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         Soy flour is rich in protein and is low in carb, wheat free and gluten free. Cooking with soy flour can give your diet a healthful boost of plant-based protein. Whole soybeans flour is made from grinding roasted raw soybeans. It contains all the nutritious fiber and proteins and has a rich, nutty flavor. You can use this homemade soy flour to substitute up to 30% of all purpose flour or wheat flour in your recipes, use it to thicken sauces and soups, or add to roti, chapati, bhakri or any kind of bread dough to condition. Replace 5-10% of the flour used in your favorite bread recipe to get a lighter loaf.
          It is true that blending protein powder with smoothies, milk, fruit, yogurt makes a healthy, and fulfilling beverage. But this protein-rich soy flour is far more versatile than you may think. Your soy flour-based recipes will provide healthier options for snacks and all of your cooking. If you mix soy flour with other healthy flours such as whole wheat flour, finger millets flour, quinoa or brown rice flour, your baked goods will contain an excellent source of dietary fiber and protein. Also to substitute egg and to make egg-free recipes add 1 Tbsp soy flour and 1 Tbsp water, here soy flour adds moisture to your recipe. This soy flour is a popular choice for low carb cooking. 
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            Use soy flour in place of flour when you bake or make flatbread or any kind of breads. Begin with substituting small amounts only, and build up to using more. Also, this healthy legume is very important for menopausal women, it may benefit from including soy flour in their diet. Soy flour may reduce hot flashes, night sweats, irritability and mood swings experienced with menopause. It also the right choice for those who follow a gluten-free diet or those are sensitive to gluten. Suitable for vegans and vegetarians, as it is the richest plant-based protein source. 

Taste of Soy Flour:
Basically, it has a rich, nutty flavor, and that makes it an excellent choice for picky eaters. So you can add this product to a variety of foods without worrying about an unwanted aftertaste.
Preparation and Cooking Time: 10 Minutes.
25 g of Soy Flour Contains 111 Calories.

Ingredients:




Instructions:
  • Dry roast soybeans on medium to low flame for 4-5 minutes and let them cool.
  • Once cool down grind to make a fine powder and sieve it or strain it by using a fine strainer, sieve until it reaches the consistency of flour. 
  • Here, protein-rich, gluten-free, homemade soybeans flour is ready to use in different recipes. Enjoy!!!
My Take:
  • Use a fine strainer to strain flour that will give you the finest powder or flour, and that will be easy to add to any recipes.
  • You may dry roast 2 tbsp of flaxseeds or chia seeds along with soybeans that will help to increase the nutritional value of soybeans flour.




Ways to Use Soy Flour in different recipes:
  • Add soy flour to make doughs for chapati, roti, bhakri, and that will help to increase the nutritional value of the food.
  • You can use soy flour in the idli and dosa batter to make lighter, healthier idlis and dosas.
  • You can use soy flour to reduce the carbohydrate content in your favorite foods like a pizza crust, pancakes, and cookies.
  • You can use it to thicken a gluten-free white sauce or other sauces or gravies.
  • Soy flour can add a pleasant taste to your bread recipes such as banana bread or tutti frutti bread.
  • Also, combine it with tapioca flour to give your blend a subtle, nutty flavor.
  • Soy flour is also an excellent base for granola bars.

Health Benefits of Soybeans Flour:
  • High in protein: Good source of protein for vegans and those who rarely eat high-protein animal foods.
  • Gluten-free: this makes it an excellent substitute for individuals who are sensitive to gluten.
  • Low in carbs: very low on the glycemic index, and hence suitable for type 2 Diabetes
  • Improve the metabolism
  • Reduces Menopausal Symptoms: by reducing symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, and mood swings experienced with menopause.
  • Boost heart health: Helps to lower cholesterol levels.
  • High in fiber: helps in digestion
  • Promote bone health.
  • High in Folate: Protect against birth defects
  • Boost Immune System: Good source of organic compounds and antioxidants, which further help in boosting your health.
Dietary Comments:
  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 111 calories, along with 7.54 g carbohydrates, 2.3 dietary fiber, 4.9 g fats, and 9.12 g protein.
  • A ¼ Cup serving contains 20 percent of the recommended daily allowance for protein.
How to store it and shelf life of homemade gluten-free Soy Flour?
  • Store it in a dry, clean, an airtight container.
  • Once prepared, you can use it up to 6 months to a year. 
So guys what are you waiting for, go get the soybeans and prepare your own homemade Soy Flour and don't forget to share your thoughts with us and if you prepare it to share your picture.
*Keep in mind that nutrition information varies by brand, so be sure to check the package labeling. 

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!!

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