Grinding Grains in a Blendtec Blender

Blendtec grinding grains

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.
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  • 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?

  • 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

  • Michelle

    Oh! What settings did you use for grinding the Teff? Thanks!

  • Kelli Farley

    You’ll want to start out at a medium speed for 10-15 seconds, then decrease to low until you get the consistency you want.

  • 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.


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