I love mesquite flour. Maybe you knew that already? I’ve written and tweeted about it
Mesquite flour is ground from the pod that drops from the tree or bush. It’s high in fiber (5g in 2 tablespoons) with a unique, slightly sweet and spicy flavor that varies depending on where it’s harvested. Along with tasting great and offering a nutritional boost, mesquite flour enhances the crust of gluten free breads. Argentine mesquite flour from Casa de Fruta is my favorite. It’s warm and cinnamon/toffeeish tasting, so it’s a very pleasant flour to use in gluten free baking.
Did you know that mesquite flour can also be used a replacement for cocoa in hot drinks? It’s delicious. Great for boosting late day energy, too. Because mesquite flour is naturally sweet, I didn’t add any extra sugar. But maybe your taste buds would prefer a little extra sweetening.
Mesquite Hemp Cocoa
2 tablespoons mesquite flour
1 cup or a bit more vanilla hemp milk
Place 2 tablespoons mesquite flour in a microwave-safe cup or mug. Add 2 tablespoons hemp milk; stir until smooth. Fill cup with rest of milk and stir. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until hot. Stir to blend.
Thanks to my friends at Victory Fabric for the awesome retro cactus fabric!
If this drink isn’t your cup of tea, check out the lovely high tea posts rounded up by Cheryl Tan from A Tiger in the Kitchen.
Cheryl’s Cheese & Onion Sarnie at A Tiger in the Kitchen
Charissa‘s Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches with Honey Mustard, Tomatoes & Basil at Zest Bakery
Emma‘s Brown Sugar Shortbreads With Hawaiian Jam at Dreaming of Pots and Pans
Grace‘s Taiwanese Sandwiches at HapaMama
Karen‘s Saskatoon Berry Tartlets at GeoFooding
Linda‘s Singapore-Style Ginger Tea & Kaya (Coconut Jam) Toast at Spicebox Travels
Lisa‘s Little Lemon Meringue Tarts at Monday Morning Cooking Club
Mai‘s Cougar Gold & Shallot Shortbread at Cooking in The Fruit Bowl
Patrick‘s Welsh Rarebit at Patrick G. Lee
Rashda‘s Spiced Chickpea & Sweet Potato Tidbits at Hot Curries & Cold Beer
Rebecca‘s Millionaire’s Shortbread at Grongar Blog
Steff‘s Lemon-Lime Shortbread Cookies at The Kitchen Trials