Homemade Nuts powder - One of the quite essential health mix powder for babies, toddlers, and Kids! I have already posted a version of dry fruits powder earlier, but my search for a perfect nuts powder recipe, which can be mixed with milk without any traces of powder (like commercial health drinks) ends here. Hence I wanted to share this version of nuts powder with tips and tricks to get fine powder without lumps.
When to introduce this nuts powder to babies?
This Homemade nuts powder can be given to babies age eight months plus after introducing each nuts separate (one at a time) in paste or powdered form by adding to baby food. Once you introduced each nuts separate and ruled out allergies, try this nuts powder.
When you start, begin with ½ teaspoon of this powder and check whether the baby shows any allergic reaction. Check it for three days, and if the baby is not allergic to it, you can increase the amount gradually.
How to use this homemade nuts powder?
- Use this powder to make nuts milk. Add it to milk and offer as a health drink to toddlers and adults. Check this recipe for nuts milk preparation.
- Add a teaspoon of it to purees, mashed food, vegetable soups, cereals, porridge's, milkshakes, smoothies, etc. while cooking to increase the nutritional value and taste!
- Stuff into pulkas/parathas.
- Use this nut powder to make instant ladoos, cookies, etc.
Important points to consider while preparing nuts powder:
- Don't dry roast the nuts for too long as it may leave out the oil. Dry roast it each nut until it is hot to touch, or You could simply sun dry them and grind too.
- Never run the mixer/blender for more than 10 seconds when grinding as nuts may leave out oil if you blend continuously, use pulse option in the mixie/blender.
- Sieve it well to get a fine powder.
- Grinding the nuts with sugar helps to get a fine powder.
Nuts Powder Recipe for Babies, Toddlers and Kids | How to make Dry Fruits Powder For Babies
- Almonds/Badam - ½ cup
- Cashews - ¼ cup
- Pistachios - ¼ cup
- Whole Cardamom - 2 nos
- Saffron - ¼ tsp
- Dry ginger - a small piece optional
- Palm Sugar or brown sugar - ½ to ¾ cup
- Measure all the ingredients using a measuring cup as mentioned in the ingredients table & keep it ready. The next step is to blanch the almonds. Heat a cup of water in a saucepan until rolling boil and add almonds to it. Keep it undisturbed for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, add cold water to it and drain the water completely from it.
- Transfer the drained almonds to a clean absorbent cloth or a towel and pat dry it. Peel the skin off from the almonds and pat dry them once again.
- Then dry roast the blanched almonds in a pan until it's hot to touch. Keep aside and cool it down. Next, dry roast the cashews until its hot to touch. Remove from the pan and set aside. Don't dry roast for a long time, as it may leave out the oil.
- Dry roast the pistachios until it is hot to touch. Remove from the pan and set aside. Now add the roasted almonds, cashews, pistachios along with dry ginger, cardamom & saffron to a blender.
- Now add palm sugar/brown sugar to the blender and give a run. Use the pulse option in the mixie. Don't grind too much, just pulse it for 10 seconds.
- Now sieve the powder using a sieve. Set the sieved fine powder aside. Collect the hard particles and add them to the blender.
- Again grind the particles using pulse option for 10 seconds. Sieve it again and collect the smooth powder. If needed, sieve and grind again. Cool it down and store it in an airtight container.
- You can store this homemade nuts powder in an airtight container, keep it in the refrigerator if you live in humid weather. It stays well 2 to 3 months if handled correctly.
- Instead of Palm sugar/brown sugar, you can use white rock sugar too.
- Adjust the palm sugar/brown sugar quantity according to your preference.
- Make sure you cool down thoroughly after roasting & blending. Otherwise, it will let out moisture.
- Don't grind too much as it may leave out the oil.
- You can skip sugar for babies below one year, as it is not recommended.
- Always check with your pediatrician before introducing any new food.
My baby is turning 2 next month. Although he love to drink plain milk with dates syrup, I just want to flavor it more with this powder. Could you please tell me whether I can add all dry fruits I.e,
And can I take equal proportions except raisins?
Please tell me the proportions.
All Nuts you can take in equal proportions. When you add dry fruits add very little amount as it may make the nuts powder as a paste. Also make sure that your baby is not allergic to any of the ingredient you mentioned above.
Okay. You said - when you add dry fruits add little amount. I didn't understand. U mean to take 1/4cup each except raisins is okay?
And another concern. Can I add any flours to this to use it like horlicks. I mean 1tbsp for 1 glass milk?
Yes you can add 2-3 tbsp of raisins max . This nuts powder has a nice flavour with cardamom, nuts and saffron. If you want to use it like horlicks, you should sieve the powder well as mentioned in the preparation above.
Okay thanks for your reply. How much can I use per day to 2 year kid? Can I add any flours like wheat flour to increase the amount we use daily from 1tsp to 1 tbsp ?
You can use 1 to 2 tsp per day. You can add it to any dessert, veg curry, parathas other than milk
Thank you so much for your replies. I just want to powder to mix in milk daily. Can I add jaggery instead of palm sugar? And can we blend dry fruits alone without mixing with jaggery? I want to add dates syrup for sweetness
Yes you can make this powder without jaggery. Adding jaggery while grinding may release moisture. So please avoid
Can we make powder from store bought roasted nuts. Here in American store I have found roasted cashews etc., this one I tried ... half powder I sieved and half not. It's powdered nice still my baby is not liking and it's getting struck in holes of baby sipper... for sieving I have used plastic siever... am not getting it's being blocked plastic siever. Please help me
Fine siever works best. You can try feeding through a glass and spoon otherwise. Tiny particles won't choke.
How to use raisin and munakka in this place reply
If you are using raisins use in a small amount, say 1 tbsp. Otherwise, it will become like a paste while grinding. check this one: https://gkfooddiary.com/dry-fruits-powder-for-babies/
U mean steel one? Plastic one is not working for me... plastic one getting block due to stickiness
Yes good quality siever does the job
Steel is best
I sieved it into fine powder. It's not dissolving in milk right... it's like powder only... my baby is 24months old... he is not liking it. How the powder will get dissolved in milk like other commercial health drinks?
If you sieved properly, then most of it will get resolved while boiling milk. Though am not sure whether it will pass through baby sipper. As I have tried only with glass
Can i give this powder mixed with rice and rasam for my kid lunch.
You can add it to rasam if your kid likes it. I usually prefer adding this to milk, milkshakes, soups, porridges, and curries
Okay... actually am mixing 1tsp to warm milk. I think that's the problem... I have to boil the milk after adding nuts powder right?
Yes you can try
Hi interested to know can we use dry dates,red Rock sugar and pumpkin seeds?... If yes what qty can be used.
Yes you can use. Red rock sugar the same amount as mentioned for palm sugar or brown sugar. Pumpkin seeds and dry dates 1/4 cup each.
Hi, i prepared nuts powder with cahews, almonds and pista.. but i think i grind it well.. so it now looks sticky.. what should i do now... Will it spoil soon? Pls suggest
You can store in an air right container and keep in refrigerator and use it whenever required. It won't get spoiled.
hi mam can we add walnut also if in mixie not grind well means we can give in machine knw mam
Yes you can add 1/4 cup of walnuts. If you follow the steps and notes given, you can easily grind this powder at home. If you are making this in large quantities and sure about the hygiene in the mill, you can give there.
Hi mam.... My daughter is 2 and half years.
Can I use almond without peeling the skin for making this powder?
yes you can but peeling ensures easier digestion!
Ok thank you mam
Hi, can I mix this powder in water and give my 1.5 yrs old. I still breastfeed my baby so doesn’t want to give cow milk
Yes you can mix with water but I doubt the taste. Try mixing it with any baby food eg: porridge, soups etc..
Hello mam. After going through lot of content regarding health drink for children, i got your link. Before getting your link i have tried making this dry fruit powder, but it didn't come well. Even my wife, mother in law, didn't believe in this recipe. They were behind all the brands in tv. I was just opposite to it. Mam my question now is can i give this to my 6yrs old daughter? Also can we take this as a total family drink for everyone. Thanks in advance mam.
Sure you can give it to your daughter and family. Read the tips provided in the post to get the fine powder and proceed.
Should I cool the ingredients after roasting before grinding?
Yes you should
Hi what to do if oil gets released while grinding and make it like a small small dough balls?? Is thr anyway to make it powder again?
You can try sieving the powder and store it. otherwise, store in the fridge and add it to the recipe whenever required.
Shall we add groundnuts to it?
yes if no known groundnut allergy
Hi can I add walnuts to this powder
Yes, in small quantity, say 2 tbsp. If you add more walnuts, it may taste bitter.
hi,1) can i add this powder in milk and give and
2)can I give it to my 1 year baby while going to sleep at night.
yes. better give in the evening or morning
can i give my one year baby during night while going to sleep mixed in milk?