How to Make Homemade Flour (3 Steps)
Instead of going to the store to buy flour, you can make it healthier in your own home! Learn how to make homemade flour in just 3 SIMPLE steps!
This 3 step process can be adapted to make any of the following flours:
- Oat Flour
- Buckwheat Flour
- Quinoa Flour
- Whole Wheat Flour
- Rice Flour
- Any grain flour
Is Store Bought Flour Unhealthy?
Have you ever heard of Bromate? How about Azodicarbonamide? L-Cysteine? Surely you know of Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate?
If you have heard of these, you may be a food scientist or dietician. Most people, myself included, have absolutely NO idea what those chemicals are, or that they are hiding in our flours! YIKES!
These are just a few of the additives found in most flours you pop in your cart at the grocery store.
Is Making Homemade Flour Healthier?
Making flour at home is secretly healthy! As I said before, most flours you buy at the store have preservatives and chemicals in them to keep them more “shelf-stable.” When we create flour, we don’t have to worry about any of those chemicals going into our bodies! HOORAY!
Use these steps with oats, buckwheat kernels, whole wheat groats, quinoa or rice and get a simple homemade healthy flour to use in your recipes!
Alright no more messing around here. Let’s get to flouring!
How to Make Flour Step By Step
Making homemade flour doesn’t have to intimidate you. It’s really quite simple. Just follow these three simple steps!
Step 1: Measure Out Your Grain
Here I made 4 cups of oat flour so I measured out 4 cups of old fashioned rolled oats (you can use any type of oats).
Step 2. Pour grain in high-speed blender or food processor.
The Vitamix blender creates the absolute perfect homemade flour. Its high speed power creates the best finely ground flour texture in seconds! I know a Vitamix can be quite pricey, but trust me it’s so worth it in the long run if you plan to grind your own grains.
Instead of purchasing an expensive grain mill that can only grind grains, the Vitamix has many purposes! Such as making blended beverages (like a matcha latte or superfood hot chocolate), creating the perfect thick smoothie bowl, and so much more!
You can use any of these kitchen tools to make flour
Step 3. Blend on high speed until grains are a flour consistency (about 2 minutes)
Grind the grains in your blender, food processor, or coffee grinder until they are a consistent fine texture. You may need to stop your blender to scrape down the sides so that all grains are ground up. No one likes have ground flour!
How to Store Homemade Flour?
The beautiful thing about homemade flour is its shelf life. You can store homemade flour in an airtight container for up to 3 months!
Find the Printable Step By Step Directions Below!
Recipes using homemade flour
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Skillet
Raspberry Brownies (Vegan + Gluten-Free)
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cherry Cookies (Dairy-Free)
Homemade Protein Pancake Mix (Just add water!)
Try it out and be sure to tag us on Instagram! @secretlyhealthyhome
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How to Make Homemade Flour
How to make homemade flour in just 3 simple steps! No chemicals or preservatives like most store-bought flours. Will work for any type of grain.
1. Measure grains for desired amount of flour (I typically make 4 cups).
2. Put grains in blender, food processor, or coffee grinder, and blend on high speed to get a flour consistency (about 2 minutes).
3. Store in an airtight container in a dry place for up to 3 months. (You can store your homemade flour in the freezer for up to 6 months for optimal freshness too)
*You can use any type of oats to make oat flour (steel-cut, rolled, quick-cooking)
*Use buckwheat groats to make buckwheat flour
*Use whole-wheat groats to make whole-wheat flour
*Use uncooked quinoa to make quinoa flour
*Use rice to make rice flour
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Serving Size:1/2 Cup Oat Flour
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 3gCarbohydrates: 27gNet Carbohydrates: 23gFiber: 4gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g
I buy unwashed quinoa and do it myself because it’s cheaper. Can I wash it, let it dry and then make flour?
Hi Cyndi! Yes, you can absolutely do that. Let me know how it turns out 🙂 Also, let me know what are your favorite quinoa flour recipes, I’d love to know!