How to Make Acorn Pancakes

Acorns are not just for squirrels.


Acorns seem to be everywhere you look.  Sure, wildlife loves a good meal of an acorn or too.  But, you can enjoy them too.

Jamie Carlson explains how to make acorn flour that can be used to make acorn pancakes in an article for Outdoor Life.

When I was 11 or 12 years old, I read a book called My Side of the Mountain It’s a story about a 15 year old boy who runs away from his home in New York City to live in the Catskill Mountains. He lives in the wilderness for a whole year, surviving off the land. One of the things he did while out in the woods was grind acorn flour, and make pancakes with it. I remember reading that at the time and wanting to try it. Well, 30 years later, I have finally gone through the process and can now say that I’ve also made pancakes out of acorn flour.

The process for making flour out of acorns isn’t actually very difficult, but it is time consuming and a little tedious at times. [Continued]

SOURCEOutdoor Life
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Jason Houser
Jason Houser is an avid traditional bowhunter from Central Illinois who killed his first deer when he was nine years old. A full-time freelance writer since 2008, he has written for numerous national hunting magazines. Jason has hunted big game in 12 states with his bow, but his love will always be white-tailed deer and turkeys. He considers himself lucky to have a job he loves and a family who shares his passion for the outdoors. Jason writes full time and is on the pro staff of two archery companies; in his free time, he fishes and traps as much as possible.