Sunday, February 5, 2012

Healthy Alternative to White Flour

We all know that wheat flour is by far healthier than white flour. We make most things with wheat flour but there are times when we use white flour. White flour has to be "enriched" because the processing to make white flour strips so much of its original goodness.
We know the closer we can get to whole grains the healthier I came across an alternative to white flour using whole grains. I first heard about the from and interview on the TSP podcast . She calls it Wonder Flour.

Grind equal parts;
Oats (rolled or groates)
Brown rice
1 cup of each will make about 4.5 cups of flour (with rolled oats).

You can substitute various grains including Spelt, buckwheat, & kamut. I plan to try adding home grown Amaranth to the mix later this year.
This flour has 3 x's the Fiber, more Protein and many trace minerals. It also does not have to be refrigerated and is very shelf stable. We now have a bit 3 gallon bin full of this flour mix for easy access.

We really like the flavor and have used it most recently in chocolate chip cookies. It can be used any any recipe that does not require yeast. As this recipe has no gluten, (unless you use spelt) so it can be used for those with gluten sensitivities.
Give it a try you'll like it.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I can't wait to try this! The cookie recipe looks great too!