Healthy and Delicious Peanut Flour and Gluten-free Dinner Recipes

Posted On Sep 10, 2013 By BowFlex Insider Team


According to the National Peanut Board, peanut flour is not only gluten-free, but is also very low in saturated fat and cholesterol, which makes it a nutritious substitute for traditional flours.

It adds flavor and texture to a dish, but more importantly, adds key nutrients that people on a gluten-free diet need, including folate, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, niacin and manganese. Regardless of how you incorporate it in a meal, it's nutrient-dense and a great addition to a healthy diet.

Check out these delicious dinner recipes, courtesy of our friend, the National Peanut Board.

Chipotle-Orange & Peanut Chicken Marinade

gluten free dinner - chipotle orange and peanut

Photo credit: the National Peanut Board

Start to finish: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 1.3 oz


  • 2 tablespoons peanut flour
  • 1 ½ tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle peppers, canned (use more according to desired heat)
  • ½ lemon, squeezed


  1. In a small bowl, stir peanut flour and orange juice to form a thin paste.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Use as a marinade.

Chili Peanut Scallops


Photo credit: the National Peanut Board

Start to finish: 20 minutes

Serving Size: 4.0 oz


  • ½ cup peanut flour
  • 1 teaspoon chili de árbol, finely ground
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 3 tablespoon peanuts, toasted and ground, for garnish
  • 12 ea. scallops (fresh scallops, foot removed)
  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 ea. skewers, 6-inches
  • Oil for grill


  1. In a small bowl, combine the peanut flour, chili de árbol powder, salt and cumin together.
  2. In a small sauté pan, toast the mixture over medium-low heat until it just starts to color and the aroma of the peanuts begins to fill the room; set aside and cool.
  3. Rinse the scallops, pat dry, and coat with olive oil. Rub with the chili peanut mixture.
  4. Thread three scallops on each of the four 6-inch skewers.
  5. Preheat grill to medium-high heat and oil the grill rack. Grill the scallops until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side.
  6. Carefully remove the scallops from the skewers.