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Maca Root Recipes
There are many products on the market made from organic maca root. These range from powder (flour) to powerful extracts. Many people prefer using maca root powder as an ingredient in their daily cooking. Maca root powder is very easy to add to cookies, breakfast muffins, pancakes or porridge. The maca powder can also be used to make gravy instead of wheat flour. People who cook with maca say that it adds a nutty, almost butterscotch, taste to your recipes.
Cooking does not have to be complicated. In today’s heat, eat and go world people who cook at home are looking for simple recipes. Here is a listing of popular recipes that even busy singles can cook up using maca powder.
Maca Root Recipes For Beverages
Simple Maca Fiber Drink
Remember that maca root has a nutty, almost butterscotch taste. Mix 1 teaspoon of maca powder per 8 oz of liquid. Here are some ready-mixed beverages which will compliment the taste of maca root. Experiment for yourself.
- Cream Soda
- Sweet Iced Tea
- Iced cappuccino
- Root beer
- Espresso (use ¼ teaspoon per cup)
Maca Root Recipes For Smoothie
Making a smoothie is not that hard. You don’t need a mix – just a good blender. This one makes 4 servings.
- 2 cups of your favorite fruit
- 1 cup of water
- 4 teaspoons of maca powder
- ¼ cup of sugar (optional)
Blend ingredients together then slowly add ice through the top of the blender. Keep adding ice until the blender is full. You can use less water at the beginning if you prefer a thicker smoothie.
Maca Root Recipe For Pina Colada Drink
- 2-3 heaping t of maca powder
- 8 coco nut milk
- 2 bananasBlend and drink. This can also be turned into a smoothie if you add ice while blending. However, this will dilute the coconut milk taste. Adjust by adding coconut flavored extract.
Maca Root Recipes For Breakfast
Apple/Maca Pancakes. Makes three pancakes for two people
- Instant pancake mix
- I snack size container of applesauce
- 2 teaspoons of maca powder
Mix the maca powder into the dry pancake mix. Blend in the applesauce and then add water to make the mix the desired consistency. Fry and eat.
Corn Fritters. Makes fritters for three people.
- 2 cups instant pancake mix
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 ounces canned corn, drained
- 3 teaspoons of maca powder.
Mix the maca powder and baking powder into the dry pancake mix. Blend in the corn. Add just enough water to make a thick batter. Drop spoo nfuls into deep fryer and cook until light brown. If you don’t have a deep fryer you can make thick corn fritter by frying in a pan with ½ inch of oil.
Maca Root Recipes For Lunch
Salads. Sprinkle ½ teaspoon of maca powder on your salad bar selection instead of the sunflower seeds usually found there. This will give you the wonderful nutty flavor you are used to.
Maca Root Recipes For Dinner
Dinner at home is generally the big meal of the day. It is also where you can experiment with using maca powder as an ingredient.
Maca Gravy. Makes 2 cups of gravy. Use the fat drippings from any pork, beef or chicken dish. Generally this type of gravy is made in a frying pan. Stir in one tablespoon of maca powder with the heat on medium. When the mixture resembles a thick paste begin adding up to 2 cups of whole milk. Continue stirring until your gravy reaches the desired consistency.
Acorn Squash or Acorn squash is a delicious vegetable which is simple to prepare.
- 1 acorn squash peeled and cut into one inch chunks.
- ½ teaspoon maca powder
- ¼ cup butter or margarine
- Salt to taste.
Peel and deseed the squash then cut the meat into one inch pieces. Boil until soft. Prepare like mashed potatoes while adding maca root powder, butter and salt to taste. Makes 3 medium sized servings.
Maca Root Recipe Mashed Yams.
The taste of maca root really complements yams. Simply prepare mashed yams and add ½ teaspoon of maca powder per tuber. Figure on one serving per yam.
Crock Pot Stew. Serves 6
- 1 pound of beef or chicken cut into one inch pieces
- 2 potatoes, skin on, cut into 1 inch chunks
- 2 carrots, sliced
- 2 large onions cut into quarters
- 2 stalks of celery cut into ½ inch lengths
- 4 teaspoons of maca powder
- 4 tablespoons corn starch mixed into cold wa ter
- ¼ cup steak sauce
- Water to cover ingredients
Mix all the ingredients together. Put slow cooker on low heat. Let cook for 8 hours and serve.
Bread and biscuits: This is very easy to do if you have a bread making machine. Substitute ¼ cup of maca flour per three cups in any recipe. This works best in a whole wheat, or nut bread.
Maca Root Recipes For Desserts
Chocolate Nut Butterscotch Cookies
- 1 package instant cookie mix
- 1 package of chocolate chips
- 4 teaspoons of maca powder
Follow the directions on the package for chocolate chip cookies. Add maca powder and bake as directed.
Enhance the taste of any packaged pudding mix with maca powder. Add 1/2 teaspoon of maca powder to the large size pudding mix; ¼ teaspoon maca powder to the small size.
Cooking with maca root powder is really easy as you can see from the above recipes. There are a host of food mixes, instant dinners and other time friendly foods that blend well with maca powder. You don’t have to be a master chef. The main thing to remember is the basic taste of maca root. Generally it has a nutty butterscotch flavor. All you have to do is think about foods that flavor will go well with; or, that the maca root flavor will enhance.
Remember to calculate maca dosages when you use maca root for cooking. As a general rule you don’t want to use more than one teaspoonful per serving. The amounts given in the above recipes are generally recommended. If you are just starting to use maca root then you might want to cut the amounts down (read how to take maca). If you have figured out your daily dosage then you might want to add more. Just don’t add so much that the maca powder becomes the main flavor. The idea is to enhance, not overpower.