Acorn pancakes with home canned apples and scrambled eggs

One of our favorite weekend breakfast is pancakes and most recently acorn pancakes. The acorn flour adds a sweet, nutty flavor to the flapjacks.Β  I like to top them with home canned apples or pears and molasses.

Acorns are a nutritious (and local) food source. Here’s the general nutrition info for 1 oz of dried acorn meal:

In the city we may not be able to grow fields of wheat but there are certainly plenty of oak trees.

:: Resources ::

Harvesting the wild acorns

Steps to making acorn flour

Acorns and acorn bread

Cooking with acorns


  1. Winifred Storey says:

    I thought i had heard it all! had no idea you could make anything from acorns. we have tons of them near home; would love to give this a go!
    Your pancakes look great.

  2. elaine says:

    Thanks for the information on acorns. I went to the sites you mentioned and they were full of information on processing raw acorns and using them, including recipes! The site on how native americans used acorns was also really interesting. I can use that information when I do school tours at a local public garden. Come autumn I am planning on finally doing some acorn gathering and making some acorn flour. Keep up your great work and beautiful photography.

  3. John Taylor says:

    Those pancakes look very good. I just might have to try some acorn meal.

    Grace and Peace,


  4. englishgarden2003 says:

    I’ve been reading up on acorns lately! what fun timing! So, where do you harvest acorns? I’m in North Hollywood and while I haven’t really been looking for oak trees, I haven’t seen any either. I’d love to know more! Also, do you sell the acorn pancake mix?

  5. jennee says:

    I love your site. I am currently under going plans to forge our own urban homestead. We have even a smaller amount of land than you, but we’re determined.

  6. Shelby says:

    Comments are up?! Yay! πŸ˜€

    I had no idea you could eat acorns!!! Local legend has it that acorns are poisoness and good for little more than for neighborhood boys to throw them at each other – lol.

    There are two oak trees near our house that are absolutely laden with acorns every single year. They just fall to the ground and rot or rolled over for fun with bikes. It’ll be really neat to have another native food to collect and use in the kitchen! How excited I was to see this blog! Can’t wait for Autumn to try out some of these recipes! I love using the little blessings God grows labor-free in our backyard!

    Thanks so much for the info!

    Soli Deo Gloria,

  7. Kari Pelletier says:

    It’s always a shame when good people have to endure bad stuff becasue of other people’s meaness. Geesh!, I sure do miss you guys. I really hope to see you back soon. Warmest regards…..

  8. Grizzly Bear Mom says:

    Can I eat just any old acrons I find on the ground?

  9. Butterpoweredbike says:

    I so love to see other people cooking with acorns. Although uncommon where I live, I take every advantage to collect them and make acorn flour. I host a monthly foraging recipe challenge called Wild Things, and the featured ingredient for the month of November is acorn. I’d really love to include your recipe in the round up of acorn deliciousness. If you’d like to participate, could you please email a link to this recipe to ? Thank you πŸ™‚

  10. Giggs says:

    Wow! Thanks for posting this :)We don’t get wood pekercs in Australia.I love seeing animals from over seas that we don’t get here.Does the wood pecker eat the acorns?or it like to collect them. We have Bower birds the male like collecting blue things( like my blue clothes pegs! LOL) to put around his bower to attract females Bower Birds

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