Make Corn Flour or Cornmeal

How-To Make
Corn Flour or Cornmeal

Corn flour and cornmeal can easily be made in the WonderMill electric grain mill or the Wonder Junior hand grain mill (see our video) from popcorn kernels or other dried corn kernels, popcorn works the best. With the Wonder Junior you can also make a very coarse cornmeal if desired, great for breads like Anadama and other special uses.

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Corn flour, or cornmeal, is a commonly used for corn bread but it has many other applications it can be used for. Corn flour can even be used in gluten-free flour mixes and recipes.

Popcorn kernels can be bought at all food stores and stores almost indefinitely in the right type of conditions. Buying popcorn kernels in bulk and grinding your own cornmeal at home will not only save you some money when compared to buying corn meal on a regular basis but the taste of fresh ground cornmeal or flour is wonderful.

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Make Quinoa Flour

How-To Make
Quinoa Flour

Quinoa Flour can easily be made in the WonderMill electric grain mill or the Wonder Junior hand grain mill (see our video) from whole quinoa grains. Makes a fine or coarse flour for all your needs.

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Quinoa flour is a commonly used gluten-free flour but can be used in a variety of uses and recipes, gluten-free or not.

Whole Quinoa can be bought at bulk grain stores, or even Costco. Whole Quinoa stores for about 6 months but once it is processed into flour it goes bad in half the time. Buying packages of whole quinoa and grinding your own quinoa flour at home can be a real money saver when compared to buying quinoa flour on a regular basis.

Save Up-To $3.82/pound
Milling Your Own Quinoa Flour

One of the best places I have found to buy whole quinoa in bulk is Walton Feed or Costco. I can buy a 25 pound bag of quinoa at WaltonFeed.com for about $73.00 shipped, that is $2.92/pound. Because they do not currently sale quinoa flour in the stores in my area I buy it from amazon.com and I get enough that I qualify for the free shipping. To buy a 4 pack of 22 oz. Bob’s Red Mill white rice flour packages costs $37.04, that is a wopping $6.74/pound. Do the math, if I were to buy bulk from Costco and grind it myself in my WonderMill grain mill I would save $3.82/pound. If you use 2.5 cups of fresh quinoa flour (making recipes like quinoa pancakes) each week for just 2 years, you would have your WonderMill grain mill paid for by quinoa flour savings alone.

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Make Brown Rice Flour

How-To Make
Brown Rice Flour

Brown Rice Flour can easily be made in the WonderMill electric grain mill or the Wonder Junior hand grain mill (see our video) from whole brown rice. Makes a fine or coarse flour for all your needs.

Learn more about the WonderMill electric grain mill or Wonder Junior hand grain mill

Brown rice flour is a commonly used gluten-free flour but can be used in a variety of uses and recipes, gluten-free or not.

Whole brown rice can be bought at almost all food stores. Because of its natural oils, brown rice does not store near as long as white rice. Buying packages of whole brown rice and grinding your own brown rice flour at home can be a real money saver when compared to buying brown rice flour on a regular basis.

Save Up-To $1.58/pound
Milling Your Own Brown Rice Flour

One of the best places I have found to buy whole brown rice in bulk is Costco, I am sure Sam’s Club is similar. I can buy a 12 pound bag of organic brown rice for $12.99, that is only $1.09/pound. Because they do not currently sale brown rice flour in the stores in my area I buy it from amazon.com and I get enough that I qualify for the free shipping. To buy a 4 pack of 24 oz. Bob’s Red Mill brown rice flour packages costs $15.99, that is a wopping $2.67/pound. Do the math, if I were to buy bulk from Costco and grind it myself in my WonderMill grain mill I would save $1.58/pound. If you were to make 2 loaves of Chef Brad’s rice bread every week for a little less than 2 years, you would have your WonderMill grain mill paid for by brown rice flour savings alone.

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Make Kamut Flour

How-To Make
Kamut Flour

Kamut Flour can easily be made in the WonderMill electric grain mill or the Wonder Junior hand grain mill (see our video) from whole Kamut wheat. Makes a fine or coarse flour for all your needs, with the Wonder Junior you can even make cracked Kamut for Cereal.

Learn more about the WonderMill electric grain mill or Wonder Junior hand grain mill

Kamut (or Khorasan Wheat) contains 30 percent more protein than regular wheat but Kamut flour does not rise as well in yeasted breads. Kamut was a commonly used grain in ancient Egypt.

The production of this grain is highly controlled for quality, to keep it unaltered from its original form, and is always grown as certified organic grain. Kamut flour does contain gluten but some who have sensitivities to common wheat are able to tolorate Kamut foods.

Kamut flour is a commonly used in breads, pancakes, and cereals. Kamut whole grains can be bought at bulk grain stores and stores for a long time in the right type of conditions. Buying Kamut wheat in bulk and grinding your Kamut flour at home can be a great way to get added nutrition and flavor that comes with using fresh whole grains.

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Kamut Pancakes {Recipe}

Kamut Pancakes

This recipe is from ChefBrad.com, click here for his recipe page or watch Chef Brad make these pancakes on his cooking show. Chef Brad is an authority when it comes to grains, see his website chefbrad.com for great information.

This recipe is made with 100% Kamut wheat flour, which is a great way to get wonderful tasting pancakes that are packed with nutrition.

Getting Started

First you need to make your Kamut Flour, Kamut is not common in grocery stores but is available at most bulk grain stores or online. Kamut grain can be ground into fine flour in either the WonderMill or Wonder Junior grain mill. After you have ground your Kamut grains into flour you can start the recipe.

Let’s Get Baking

Follow the Blueberry Kamut Pancakes with Almond Buttermilk Syrup Recipe to make this delicious whole grain breakfast, or whatever meal you decide. Blueberries are optional in this recipe, we left them out when we made it because we forgot to buy them but blue berries always make breakfast better.


Watch Chef Brad make these Kamut Pancakes

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Wonder Flour Blondie {Recipe}

Chocolate version of Wonder Flour Blondies

This recipe is from ChefBrad.com, click here for his recipe page. Chef Brad is an authority when it comes to grains, see his website chefbrad.com for great information.

You can make this recipe gluten-free by using Chef Brad’s Gluten-Free Wonder Flour mix or just use his regular Wonder Flour mix. Wonder Flour is great way of replacing your white flour and adding nutrition without loosing the taste, I actually prefer the taste of Wonder Flour over white flour in most cases.

We love this blondie recipe because it has several options to make it different every time you make it. You can add coconut, Heathbar pieces, chopped nuts, chocolate chips (to make it chocolate blondies), or you can make it gluten-free.

Gluten-Free Wonder Flour Mix in WonderMill

Getting Started

First you need to make your Wonder Flour, see Chef Brad’s Wonder Flour page for grain proportions. In a large bowl, mix the 3 grains together for your Wonder Flour or Gluten-Free Wonder Flour blend. This grain mix can be ground into fine flour in either the WonderMill or Wonder Junior grain mill. After you have ground your Wonder Flour blend into flour you can start your recipe.

Let’s Get Baking

Follow the Chef Brad’s Wonder Flour Blondie Recipe to make this delicious (gluten-free optional) desert.

Our favorite way to make this recipe is with chocolate chips to turn it into a chocolate blondie, we have many chocolate lovers at our kitchen. Also, we sometimes leave out half the butter in this recipe and it still turns out great.

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Milling Your Own Gluten-Free Flour

Milling most Gluten-Free Flours at home can easily be done with a WonderMill grain mill or Wonder Junior grain mill. Grains like sorghum, brown rice, white rice, oats, beans, amaranth, corn, soybeans, tapioca, millet, teff, and more (see WillItGrind.com). With the Wonder Junior Deluxe hand grain mill, you can even mill and make almond meal/flour or chestnut flour.

So Why Mill Your Own Gluten-Free Flour?
There are a few reasons for it.

  1. Have seen the prices for gluten-free flours, buying bulk whole grains is significantly cheaper in the long run.
  2. Stores better in it’s whole form. Many gluten-free flours don’t keep well so buying them in bulk can result in wasted flour due to not being used fast enough. When in there whole form, you can store them for much much longer and mill it in smaller quantities so you use it before it goes bad.
  3. Fresh is always better (just our opinion).

If you only use gluten-free flours in few occasions you probably have no need to mill your own. If you use gluten-free flours often then you could be saving $$$ by milling your own at home. Most grains are significantly cheaper in their whole form, some are upto half the price or much more. It is an investment at first to buy a good grain mill but in the long term you will start saving big money milling your own gluten-free flour instead of buying it in it’s flour form.

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Gluten-Free Flour Mixes

There are many Gluten-Free flour mixes that have been created by professionals and bloggers that work well. This is a directory of some of those mixes.

Tell us which gluten free flour mixes you use.

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Make White Rice Flour

How-To Make
White Rice Flour

White Rice Flour can easily be made in the WonderMill electric grain mill or the Wonder Junior hand grain mill (see our video) from whole white rice. Makes a fine or coarse rice flour for all your gluten-free or other needs.

Learn more about the WonderMill electric grain mill or Wonder Junior hand grain mill

White rice flour is a commonly used gluten-free flour but can be used in a variety of uses and recipes, gluten-free or not.

Whole white rice can be bought at almost all food stores and stores almost indefinitely in the right type of conditions. Buying whole white rice in bulk and grinding your own rice flour at home can be a real money saver when compared to buying white rice flour on a regular basis.

Save Up-To $3.06/pound
Milling Your Own White Rice Flour

One of the best places I have found to buy whole white rice in bulk is Costco, I am sure Sam’s Club is similar. I can buy a 25 pound bag of cheap white rice for $8.99, that is only $0.36/pound. Because they do not currently sale white rice flour in the stores in my area I buy it from Amazon.com and I get enough that I qualify for the free shipping. To buy a 4 pack of 24 oz. Bob’s Red Mill white rice flour packages costs $20.48, that is a whopping $3.42/pound. Do the math, if I were to buy bulk from Costco and grind it myself in my WonderMill grain mill I would save $3.06/pound. If you were to make 2 loaves of Chef Brad’s rice bread every week for just 1 year, you would have your WonderMill grain mill paid for by savings from white rice flour alone.

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White or Brown Rice Bread {Recipe}

Brown Rice Bread

This recipe was taken from the book “Cooking with Chef Brad: Those Wonderful Grains!” with Chef Brad’s permission. Chef Brad is an authority when it comes to grains, see his website chefbrad.com for great information.

Makes 2 Gluten-Free Rice Bread Loaves

6 1/2 c. Rice Flour (White or Brown)
5 tsp. Xanthum Gum
3 tsp. Salt
1 c. Dry Milk Powder (or Soy Milk Powder)
6 tbsp. Sugar
6 Eggs
1/2 c. Canola Oil
3 1/2+ c. Water
2 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
4 1/2 tsp. Yeast

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400°. Combine ingredients in kitchen mixer bowl with dough hook, using only half the flour with yest on top. Begin mixing, adding flour until dough cleans sides of mixer bowl. Knead for 6 minutes. Divide into 2 loaves and let rise in loaf pans, sprayed with nonstick pan spay, until double in size. After placing bread in oven, drop the temperature to 325°. Bake 20-35 minutes or until internal bread temperature reaches 180°. Remove from pan and let cool, and your done.

Our Notes:

We have made this gluten-free rice bread with both white rice flour and brown rice flour, both were good but we prefer the brown rice flour. Not only does brown rice flour give you more nutrition but the taste was closer to regular bread. We also used soy milk powder instead of milk powder and it didn’t seem hurt the final outcome, for those who need to be dairy-free. When we made this recipe with brown rice four it did take longer to reach 180°, about 42 minutes. Both white rice and brown rice can be milled in the WonderMill or the Wonder Junior grain mills.

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