- Oatmeal -Grind regular rolled oats into flour for baking. Oatmeal will absorb a lot of moisture, but it is a great flour to play with! Try substituting oat flour for the oatmeal in Breakfast Cookies for a different texture. I am hoping to try this chocolate muffin recipe soon!
- Flax-Flaxseed contains a little fiber, but it is most beneficial when it is freshly ground. The little seeds need to be opened to release the oils; the oils contain both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. The oils from the seeds may have dried up if flax is purchased already ground and would not contain the same health benefits so I grind it myself. A few tablespoons of ground flaxseed can be added to baked goods or casseroles.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A Simple way to Grind
Sometimes I like to get a little creative in the kitchen. One thing I like to do is use different kinds of flours for different nutritional benefits. I have used almond flour to pack in a little more protein or coconut flour to add tons of fiber. I have made food from these flours that we enjoy as a family, but they can be a little pricey. There are two that I grind myself that are not expensive at all. I don't have fancy equipment; I just use our little coffee grinder!