Home milling your own flour just makes sense!
It’s hard to beat freshly milled whole grain flour when you want to maximize the nutritional value and flavor of your bread. Milling your own grain has other practical advantages as well. The long shelf life of whole grain berries allows you to buy more economically in bulk and reduces the risk of running out of flour.
Once you start baking your own bread and enjoying the benefits of healthy, homemade loaves, you’ll want to try home milling your own grains into flour using a manual flour mill or electric grain mill.
When you mill your own flour, what you get is nutritious whole wheat flour where nothing has been removed. The flour retains the complete endosperm, meaning the bran and germ has not been sifted out as with white flour.
As you watch the grains go into the hopper of the grain mill, and come out again as powdery flour, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting because you know what you put in it. You can be confident that you’re baking and feeding your family with nutritious flour with no fillers or additives.
- Grinding your own flour is a unique and satisfying experience
- Freshly milled flour is sweeter than store-bought whole wheat flour.
- Home milled flour tastes better and is better for you.
- And, most importantly, when you mill your own flour, you know exactly what is in it, no hidden or unwanted ingredients.
What grains can be ground into flour using a grain mill?
Home Milling Grains
A wide variety of grains, beans, seeds, and nuts can be ground into flour using your home grain mill. These include: wheat, rye, corn, rice, barley, oats, buckwheat, millet, kamut, quinoa, peas, mung beans, garbanzos, and lentils.
Raw wheat berries are the hulled whole kernels. You can use these to make home milled flours, or cook or sprout them to make breads. Grains can be white, russet, purple, or amber in color. You can also find Spelt, Kamut, Emmer and Einkorn as whole grains.
You can even grind popcorn to use in bread. It provides a very interesting texture and flavor. When you mill your own flour, the possibilities are endless! Just keep in mind that the quality of grains you use determines the quality of flour you’ll end up with. So start with a good quality grain, preferably organic.
Selecting a Grain Mill for home milling your own flour:
We have hand cranked and electric wheat grinders for grinding wheat into flour. Click on the image below to view the Grain Mills.
Tips for purchasing a Grain Mill or Flaker Mill:
- Buy a Flour mill based on your intended usage.
- If you are looking for a more hands-on experience, buy a manual grinder.
- If you want the grinder to do the work, then an electric Flour mill is a better choice.
- Look for one that is easy to take apart and clean.