How to make multigrain flour

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How to make multigrain flour
You can easily make your own multigrain flour at home. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

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.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you 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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Instructions

  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    Transfer the mix to a large bowl.

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

    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.

Tips and warnings

  • 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.

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