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!

  • 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.
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  1. We are wheat grinders too! Love it! Thank you for sharing with us at Healthy 2Day Wednesdays! Hope to see you again next week. :)Carrie @ youngliving.org/carrieraab

  2. Thanks for the reminder! I used to grind oats for flour but I haven't done it in a while. I do grind flax seed regularly and add it to just about all my baked goods.

    I would love it if you would share this at the Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:


    Have a great day!