I’m a mom, a wife, a writer. I like lattes, a glass of wine and can spend hours browsing the aisles of Target, Pottery Barn and Sephora. I also grind my own wheat.

If you had asked me a few years ago if I would ever grind my own wheat, I would have thought you were crazy. But I do now and here’s why you might want to too.

– Buying wheat berries (what whole wheat flour is made out of) is way cheaper than buying whole wheat flour and they don’t go bad.
– Whole wheat flour begins to loose its nutrients as soon as it is exposed to air. And you can imagine that bags of flour in the store were not ground too recently.
– In addition to making fresh whole wheat flour, you can grind a variety of grains like rice, barley, oats, kamut, corn and many others.

To do this, you need a grain mill and one of the best on the market is the Nutrimill by L’Equip. This grain mill is simple to use, relatively quiet, neat and fast. In 3-4 minutes, the Nutrimill turns this:

into this:

The 20 cup bowl capacity makes it easy to grind as much (or as little as you need), and the speed and texture controls ensures you can grind your grain as fine or coarse as you like. The unit is very compact (under a foot tall) and doesn’t spew flour all over your counter.

If you frequently bake with whole wheat or other non-white flours, consider adding the Nutrimill to your holiday wish list ($239). Your baked goods will taste better and be even healthier.

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Disclosure: I received a Nutrimill grain mill to test for this review.

Comments

  1. Where do you buy wheat berries? I’ve been wanting to start doing this myself, now that I’m baking a lot of my own bread.

  2. Through a bulk buying company called Azure Standard (www.azurestandard.com). They deliver all over but you need to have a “drop off” close to you. Dozens of different kinds of grains to grind yourself and flours.

  3. where didyou find it for $239?

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