Definition of pinole in English:
A sweetened flour made from ground dried corn mixed with flour made of mesquite beans, sugar, and spices.
- The main species grown was Salvia columbariae, golden chia, the seeds of which were roasted and ground, to form a meal called pinole, then mixed with water so that the meal swelled into a glutinous mushy mess.
- In 1690, Alonso de Leon noted the use of ‘pots and casserole dishes,’ filled with beans, corn, and pinole, made of powdered corn and sugar.
mid 19th century: from Latin American Spanish, from Nahuatl pinolli.