Milling Seeds and Grains with Recipes
Milling Seeds and Grains, written by Elizabeth Copeland, author of Water Rolls Uphill, a family blog where she shares her love of good food, crafting, and all kinds of adventures with DIY projects teaching How to Mill Seeds and Grains, sharing her gluten free Pancake Recipe!
Have you ever found yourself checking the expiration date on gluten free foods at your local market? Do you ever wonder how long those ingredients have been sitting there? Worse yet, do you look at the prices for gluten free products and shudder?
If you are gluten free either because you are intolerant, full blown Celiac, or feel that it is in the best interests of your health, consider the purchase of a grain mill or a milling/grinding attachment, or a Blendtec where you can grind your own grains.
Instead of buying those expensive packages of processed seeds and grains, you would make a one time investment and be able to have freshly milled flours on hand for your recipes. Given the high cost of commercially available flours, flour mixes, and pre-made gluten free products, the break even point is faster than you might think.
In a mill, grinding attachment or Blendtec, you can create your favorite gluten free flour, with some of your favorite seeds, grains, and other gluten free starches, such as:
- tapioca flour
- brown rice flour
- white rice flour
- sweet rice flour
- millet flour
- chickpea/garbanzo bean flour
- most bean flours
- and there are many others!
Note that the manufacturer of each mill, grinding attachment or Blendtec will provide you with a listing of all the wonderful products that you can grind.
Delicious Gluten Free Pancakes
Pancakes Recipe gluten free
1 tablespoon flax
2 tablespoons warm water
1-1 1/4 cups of your preferred milk (coconut, soy, rice, almond, etc.)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoons of your preferred sweetener
1/2 teaspoon each cinnamon and nutmeg or 1/2 cup blueberries (washed and dusted with flour)
1 cup of self-rising gluten free all purpose flour mix*
oil to grease the pan
Combine warm water and flax, allow to thicken. Add remaining liquid ingredients and whisk together. Preheat pan. Add spices (if using) and gluten free flour mixture, stirring together. If batter is too thick, add additional milk to achieve desired consistency. Grease skillet. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls onto hot, skillet. Turn when bubbles form and cook through, up to one and half minutes.
Serve with nut butter, jam, or syrup.
*In my mixture, I used 3 cups brown rice flour, 2 cups millet flour, 2 cups tapioca starch, 1/4 brown rice protein powder, 1/4 cup ground flax, guar gum, salt, baking powder, and palm shortening. I milled the brown rice, millet, and tapioca.
Disclaimer: My opinions are my own and may differ from yours. I own a Blendtec, the Wondermill pictured was provided by Wondermill for the Grain Mill Wagon Blogging Challenge.