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How to make multigrain flour

To make cakes, bread and other pastries, you may decide to exchange your usual and common whole-wheat flour for something a little bit more special: multigrain flour. There's no need to buy it at the supermarket when you can easily make it at home in a very few steps.

Grind 2 cups of dry oats, 1 cup of corn, 1 cup of soy, 1 cup of barley, 1 cup of brown rice, 1 cup of flaxseeds and 1 cup of wheat germ in an electric grain mill for 1 minute.

Transfer the mix to a large bowl.

Add whole-wheat flour and all-purpose flour to the mix. The amount you add will depend on your preferences and the products you will make from the flour.

Mix together all the ingredients in the bowl with the large wooden spoon for 1 minute. You now have your own multigrain flour ready to use.

Tip

Keep some of the seeds aside and spread them over the multigrain flour before preparing your own bread. It will add some crunchiness to the bread.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 cups dry oats
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 cup soy
  • 1 cup barley
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 cup flaxseeds
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • Electric grain mill
  • Large bowl
  • Whole-wheat flour
  • All-purpose flour
  • Large wooden spoon
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Currently based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, J.N. Paquet has been writing op-eds and articles for various publications since 1993. These include "BrooWaha," "Agoravox," and "Ground Report." He took courses in international studies at the Open University and is also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Committee of Concerned Journalists.