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Grinding Grains in a Blendtec Blender


Many Blendtec customers often ask, “Can I grind grains in my Blendtec?”, “At what speed?”, “How many cups?”. So we put together some tips to help you know what kinds of grains you can put in your jar, how much, and at what speed, and for how long. Not only can you grind grains, but you can also crack grains, which is great for making your own hot cereals.

Cracking Grains: Cracking whole grains for hot cereals helps to shorten the cooking time and gives you all the nutritional benefits of the whole grain. Use the manual controls (Speed Up, Speed Down, and Pulse) to crack grains. The grind will not be an even cracking but is semi-uniform. Crack grains to desired degree of fineness. If a finer cereal is desired, blend longer. Remember the longer the machine runs, the finer the consistency of the cereal, up to the point that it turns to flour.

Grinding grains in a Blendtec

Cooking grains is similar to cooking rice. Add the dry grain in a pan with water or broth, bring to a boil and simmer until the liquid is absorbed. Grains can vary in cooking times depending on the grain variety and the age of the grain. If the grain is not as tender, simply add more water and continue cooking. If the grain seems done before all the liquid is absorbed, simply turn off the heat and drain excess water.

Whole Grain Flours

Grinding grains in a Blendtec

Grinding Grains: Grind fresh whole grains and legumes, packed with nutrients, and turn them into healthy whole grain flour. Making bread from start to finish is quick, easy, healthy and preservative-free, with a nuttier and fuller flavor. To lengthen the shelf life of freshly ground flour, store in an airtight container in the freezer and bring to room temperature before use.

Grinding Grains in a Blendtec


* Do not over-blend almond meal otherwise the nuts will release their oils and may result in almond butter. Try adding 1 teaspoon of cornstarch or arrowroot powder before blending the almonds to prevent clumping as it absorbs some oil exuded from the almonds. To have a more consistent almond meal texture after blending, use a metal mesh sieve to separate more fine almond meal from the coarse almond pieces.

Note: When grinding hard grains, legumes or beans, it may pit the jar interior resulting in a “fogged” appearance. Please remember cosmetic alternations are not covered under your jar warranty.


(18) Comments on “Grinding Grains in a Blendtec Blender

      • Betsy

        I too am interested in a chart for grinding seeds. I just used the Blendtec to grind teff seeds into flour, hoping the speed for grinding flaxseed (5) would be comparable. It seemed to do a pretty decent job, turning out a flour that’s hard to distinguish from store-bought teff flour. The resulting flour is pretty warm though.

  • Geena S


    It is mentioned here about long grain white/brown rice, is it also possible for short white/brown rice?

  • kristen

    Is there a printer friendly version of this? I would love to have this as a reference in the kitchen. Thanks.

    • Do you mean whole corn kernels or corn on the cob? Corn kernels or popcorn can easily be blended in the blender on high speed for about 40-50 seconds.

      Corn on the cob can be blended as well, though it takes more work to break it up. We recommend breaking it into smaller pieces and then pulsing the big pieces until desired texture is reached.

  • Buni

    To grind grains, when it says “5, 6 medium or high” do you mean speed on
    Pulse button? or any of the button like Ice Crush, Smoothie soups, Whole Juice etc can also work??

    Please respond

    • The Cycle Speed (5, 6, Medium, High, etc.) is the speeds you can manually control on your blender. Depending on the model you have, it will be arrows, a touch slider, or circles.

    • You can grind soaked rice to a paste consistency. We recommend using the Twister jar for the best and quickest blend on a low speed. If they don’t have a Twister jar, we recommend running it on a low speed (in your WildSide+ or FourSide jar) until you get the consistency you want. You may have to stop periodically and scrape the sides if you’re going for a paste.

  • Ravi


    I have blendtec classic 575 – I wanted to know the proper setting and timing for grinding cardamom. Can you please let me know? Thank you for your help.


  • Justin

    I’m disappointed in the material of the twister jar. I received one for Christmas and have made some of my own nut butters which I can only rave about. The issue is with dry grinding in particular cinnamon. The note above says “Note: When grinding hard grains, legumes or beans, it may pit the jar interior resulting in a “fogged” appearance. Please remember cosmetic alternations are not covered under your jar warranty.” The problem is it isn’t a cosmetic defect because the odor/ flavor of the item remains in the jar after washing it and subsequently alters the flavor of your food moving forward.

    To add further insult to injury the “note” is no where to be found in the material and documentation provided in the retail packaging. It seems to only be mentioned here that certain foods will cause pitting. To say I’m disappointed is a severe understatement particularly now that I have a $120 plastic jar with extremely limited use.

    I would not recommend dry grinding at all but more importantly I will not be recommending this jar to friends, family, or readers on my blog.

  • Don

    Years ago a friend in Louisiana would bring me rice MEAL not flour to make rice bread (like corn bread) ! My friend is now gone and I can’t anyway to make rice meal not flour! I have a grinder and would love to know how to make it! HELP thanks Don

  • Beverly

    When it says “dried” whatever bean, does it mean they have been cooked and then dried? Or is it that they are uncooked beans?

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