Would you like to know how to make flour using a grain mill?
Would you like to use freshly ground flour to make your baked goods?! Are you looking for an easy way to create the most flavorful and fresh breads and desserts? Would you like to preserve the nutrients in your grains?
Or, are you striving to live a more self sufficient lifestyle?
Whatever your reasons are, whether health, flavor or self sufficiency, this is exactly what you need!
How To Make Flour Using A Grain Mill!
Raising a healthy family is always in the forefront of my mind, and I strive to create foods that are not only delicious, but nourishing as well.
One of the ways that I create nutritious food is by grinding my own grains!
Milling Your Own Flour
How is grinding your own flour healthier?
When you grind your own grain, you know exactly what you are getting.
You know that you are truly getting whole grain flour, and that your flour is as fresh as it can possibly be!
Also, because the flour is fresh it contains the nutrients that are bound up in each individual grain!
Store bought flours are made far in advance, have been ground in conditions that do not preserve the nutrients, and sit in your grocery store for long periods of time before you come along and put it in your shopping cart!
Whole grain flours also can go rancid, but by making your own flour at home in small batches you can rest assured that your flour is always tasty and safe!
Is grinding my own grain time consuming?
I don’t know about you, but I love to bake!
And with four kids we go through baked goods very quickly, somebody is always eating at my house!
Now, you might be wondering how I have time to grind my own grain! I have four kids, goats, chickens, a business and a blog. Not to mention we also homeschool!
I am always trying to simplify my life and to cut out unnecessary things.
But grinding my own grain is so easy and fast that it doesn’t affect my busy lifestyle at all!
It literally takes two or three minutes to grind a canister of flour!
Yes, you heard me right!
In less time than it would take to put flour into my cart at the store, check out and put it in the car, I have made a whole canister of flour!
And, because I buy my grain in bulk, I always have plenty of flour!
I love to bake with spelt flour and I buy my organic spelt in six gallon containers.
I know that sounds like a lot, but whole grains have a shelf life of about 100 years!
So, whenever my flour canister is low I just pull out my grain, and in a few minutes I have a new container of freshly ground spelt flour!
Make Your Own Flour
How can grinding my own grain make me more self sufficient?
In addition to being healthy, I also strive to be as self sufficient as possible!
Which is why I also raise my own dairy goats and chickens, ferment foods, etc.
Grinding your own grains definitely falls under the category of being self sufficient!
We recently went through hurricane Irma, or should I say hurricane Irma went through us!
We were pretty much ground zero and live in the area where Irma made land fall.
Because of the storm, we went nine days without power! Yes NINE miserable, hot Florida days!
During this time, the grocery stores were not fully stocked. Complete isles were bare and there was very little bread.
But, I knew during that time, that if food were scarce, my family would still eat! Why?
Because I have lots of fresh milk, eggs, chicken and of course, lots of grain!
Because we have a generator I have the ability to plug my grinder into the generator, grind flour and bake bread in my cast iron Dutch oven if need be!
It is very comforting to know that during and after a natural disaster, my family will be ok!
So yes, grinding your own grain is very self sufficient!
Which grain grinder should I use?
I only recommend one grain grinder, the WonderMill Grain Mill!
Now, while this is a sponsored post, I want to say that I only write about products that I 100% endorse and use myself.
And I’m telling you that this is the best home grain grinder out there! The quality of the WonderMill is superb!
I have been using the same WonderMill Grain Mill for over ten years and it still runs as well and grinds as smoothly as the day I got it!
I LOVE IT!
Grinding Your Own Flour
You can choose from three different grain settings: course, bread or pastry, to determine how fine you want your grain to be ground.
It truly is amazing how quickly you can grind healthy nutritious flour using the WonderMill!
You can grind over 100 pounds of flour in an hour!
And you don’t have to worry about overloading the WonderMill because it has a large 1250 watt LG Electronics motor, making it the most powerful micronizing mill available!
The WonderMill Grain Mill will not only grind traditional flours, but will also grind brown rice, white rice, sorghum, quinoa, soy, millet, amaranth, beans, corn, chickpeas/garbanzos and more!
How awesome is that! The WonderMill Grain Mill is for everyone!
How do you make flour?
How Do I Use The WonderMill Grain Mill?
Like I said above, the grain grinder is sooo easy to use!
1. You start by attaching your canister to the grinder.
2. Select the flour setting to determine how fine or course you would like your grain to be.
3. Then you turn the grinder on by flipping the switch. Be sure to turn the grinder on before adding your grain!
4. Once the grinder is on you simply pour your grain into the hopper, and sit back while it grinds your flour and spits it into the attached canister!
5. After the hopper is empty I let it run for about five more seconds to ensure that there are no pieces of grain left in the grinder and then you simply flip the switch off.
6. Detach your canister and that’s it!
You now have a canister full of freshly ground flour to use however you would like! I recommend Cookies;), like these Spelt and Honey Chocolate Chip Cookies!
If you would like to learn more about the WonderMill Grain Mill, or if you would like to purchase your own, you can click here to visit their website.
I can’t wait for you to try the WonderMill Grain Mill!
Trust me you will not be disappointed!
I know that you will not only love grinding your own grains, but that you will love how much tastier your baked goods will be!
Do you already use the WonderMill Grain Mill?
Or do you have any additional questions?
Please leave me a comment below and share your experiences and thoughts!