Learning how to make prepper foods like pinole ensures that you can keep up your energy if you need to bug-in at home or bug-out when SHTF. Pinole contains nutritious ingredients like chia seeds, flaxseeds and almonds, and it can be used to make delicious cookies. You can even bake pinole to make a tasty snack. (h/t to SurvivalSullivan.com)
As pioneers traveled across America, they encountered some local tribes that made and consumed pinole. Mexicans also ate pinole, and to date these cultures continue to consume this nutritious and delicious food which is also a must-have for modern preppers.
The basic recipe for pinole includes chia seeds that come from the plant Salvia hispanica. Chia seeds are tiny, but they’re rich in nutrients like calcium, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus. Additionally, they contain trace amounts of potassium, vitamins B1 and B2 and zinc.
Chia seeds have a mild, nutty flavor and they’re used to make pinole because they’re full of carbs, fiber and protein yet low in calories. (Related: How to make matzoh, a survival food from biblical times.)
Pinole also contains flaxseeds that are full of alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid. Flaxseeds are also a fiber-rich superfood and they can help boost your digestive health. Studies suggest that flaxseeds can help lower your risk of developing cancer and diabetes, reduce bad cholesterol and maintain your blood pressure.
You can also add chopped almonds to pinole. Almonds are a healthy nut full of fat, fiber and protein. Finally, almonds can help you feel full longer!
This recipe for pinole takes seven minutes to prep.
Ingredients for 4 servings:
Use pinole as is, bake it or use it to make pinole cookies.
You can use the pinole recipe above to make 20 baked pinole cookies. They’re grittier than regular cookies but baked pinole is still tasty.
This recipe makes 12 servings (24 cookies). You’ll need to prepare the pinole before you bake the cookies.
Ingredients for 12 servings:
Prepare pinole at home and make tasty prepper cookies for the whole family.