You’ve probably noticed that I’ve been doing a lot of experimentation with this Wonder Mill grain mill lately. There was the Spelt Pizza Crust and Biscuits for starters. Then the Best Pancakes Ever, made with freshly ground whole wheat (Mmmm!). The Healthy Banana Oat Donuts were a big hit, as were the Whole Wheat Skillet Blondies.
Of course, you can make any of those recipes with store-bought pre-ground flour. But wouldn’t you love to try them out with your own fresh flour, ground from the whole grain? I promise you, the taste is far superior.
And so is the nutrition. Grinding releases the oils bound inside a kernel of grain, and that volatile oil will quickly go rancid, affecting both the taste and nutrition of your finished product. You know that slight bitter quality that whole wheat products can have? The edge that makes it not quite as enjoyable as white flour? That’s the rancidity. Freshly ground whole wheat flour has none of that bitterness, only a rich, full, and delicious flavor.
And freshly ground whole wheat flour has none of the free radicals that go along with the rancidity, damaging your health as you consume them. The oils contained inside whole grains are full of vitamins and other nutrients that are beneficial to our health, but only as long as they are fresh. Some experts say that they begin to go rancid as quickly as within 24 hours, so clearly, grinding your own flour for immediate use is the best way to utilize those oils before they go bad.
Wheat, of course, is not the only grain you can grind! In fact, many grains are superior to modern wheat in their nutritional profile. Having your own grain mill means the ability to grind all kinds of grains into flour: spelt, oat groats, millet, rice, and beans, to name just a few.
If you’ve ever experimented with wheat-free/gluten-free flours, you know they can be incredibly expensive! It’s considerably cheaper to grind your own flour from the grain, and the grain mill will quickly pay for itself.
So what’s not to like? Let’s see, with a Wondermill Grain Mill, you can:
- have the healthiest, freshest flour possible
- enjoy a wide variety of nutritious grains
- save money on non-wheat flours.
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