Nothing matches the flavor and nutritional value of homemade baked goods made from fresh ground flours. No need to purchase a flour mill if you have a Vitamix. The time it takes to grind grain into very fine flour is unbelievably fast!
- Place the grain into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn Machine on and quickly increase speed to Variable 10, then High.
- Blend for 1 minute.
Food Tip: Any whole grain can be turned into flour. The standard wet blade Vitamix container will grind grain but, for best results, use the specialized dry blade container. It can be purchased separately but it comes with the Complete Kitchen package. Whole grains produce a small amount of moisture while grinding. To keep your flour from caking, leave the lid off of your air-tight storage container until the flour is completely cooled so that the moisture evaporates and does not get trapped inside.
Money Tip: Buying whole grains in a bulk food store saves a lot of money. The price per pound is always lower than pre-packaged. Depending on how often you use them, buy 1-3 pounds and store them in an air tight container. Unlike bleached all purpose flour, whole grains still have their natural oils. To keep them fresher longer and avoid waste, they should be stored in the refrigerator or freezer.
Time Tip: Pre grind a portion of your whole grains into flour and keep on hand for quick addition/substitution to your favorite recipes.