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Grinding Grains [Video Recipe]

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grinding grains

Grind fresh whole grains and legumes, which are packed with nutrients, to turn them into healthy, whole grain flour. Have you ever made flour in your Blendtec?


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  • Here is a link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzROZPKuteU

    Kelli Farley on

  • Where is the video for this? The link takes me back to the top of the page.

    Jennifer on

  • Hi Amy,
    You can find the Grinding Grains Guide here.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Could I also get a copy? I want to use my blendtec for the same reason.

    Amy on

  • Kim… reduce the amount of wheat berries you add to the jar. I have the older 4 sided jar and I put a maximum of 2.5 cups. Any more than that and they just don’t cycle up and down enough.

    Gabi on

  • I grow Heirloom Hopi corn. It’s purple when picked, and turns blue as it dries. I pull the shucks down to the stem and hang them upside down to dry. When completely dry, I pull kernels from the cob. Add 2-2.5 cups and blend on 9 or 10 (i use 10). If you want the flour a bit more fine, do a double cycle.

    (I’d still like to get a finer pastry flour blend, but I find the blender to be insufficient. I’m considering purchasing a mill, too. If you don’t mind the courser corn meal, that it works fine.)

    Gabi on

  • Can I use my blendtec grain mill to grind almonds? I read something about not grinding things that were too oily because it will start to clog the gears up.

    Heather on

  • You cannot grind almonds in the Blendtec Kitchen Mill, the moisture content is too high and will gum up the machine. You can find out more about what you can and cannot use in the mill on our FAQ page under the “Kitchen Mill” section.

    Kelli Farley on

  • You sure can. Check out our grinding grains guide for assistance.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Can I use Blendtec to grind dry peanuts?

    Wennie on

  • You might try freezing the grain first….doesnt stick as much

    Kathleen O'Meal on

  • Yes, you can grind brown rice in your Blendtec. Check out our grinding grains post for more information.

    Kelli Farley on

  • i would like to know if I can grind brown rice into flour for frying or baking?

    Ruben on

  • Has anyone tried making flour from spelt berries? Mine was somewhat grainy. I will give it another try though!

    Lynn on

  • You can stop the cycle at halfway and push a butter knife down in the corners to loosen the accumulated grains. This will help even out the blending.

    Jessica Andreasen on

  • We are working to make this guide available on our site by the end of the week. Just back on our blog to see it.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Have you made the grinding guide available on your site yet? When I purchased a Blendtec (in 2008) it came with the Lifestyles Recipe Book and from what I can tell, there’s no grinding guide inside- just general recommendations. I have both the Twister and the WildSide, but I use the Twister to grind (for cloudiness issues) and my flour (3 cups berries, one cycle on 5 -then another on 9) isn’t very fine. I hope that the information in the grinding guide will help me to figure out how to get better results.

    J.C. on

  • Hi Amy,
    You do not necessarily need a separate jar for dry grinding. Many people prefer to have a separate jar, as dry grinding can cloud your jar, but this doesn’t affect the integrity of it, it’s just cosmetic. We do have a grinding guide available in our Fresh Blends Recipe Book, on pages 124-125, but this has given my an idea of making the guide available on our site. Thanks!

    Kelli Farley on

  • I would like to try grinding wheat to make whole wheat flour. I only have one wild side jar. Do I need to purchase a seep rate jar to use strictly for wheat grinding? If used often to grind will it still stay sharp? Is there a grinding guide available somewhere? Thanks!

    Amy on

  • I feel like my Blendtec ends up having grains be in the corners rather than swirling around to be ground finer. I believe I have a regular Four Side jar. Any tips on keeping things whirring around rather than ending up sitting in corers?

    Kim on

  • Yes, you can use the WildSide+ jar to make nut flours. We recommend that you use the “Pulse” setting, in order to get the consistency you want, without turning it into nut butter.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Some spices may change the color of the jar and can always cause it to smell like the spices. You can use your WildSide jar to do spices; however, we recommend using a different jar if possible. The Mini Twister jar is great for spices.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Can you still get nuts to a flour like consistence in the wild side jar?

    shabnam on

  • Keep that jar reserved for grinding wheat berries and use the new jar for normal purposes.

    Sarah Troxel on

  • Yes, the Classic 570 will work great for grinding grains.

    Kelli Farley on

  • I want to do some spices in my wild side blendtec. The spice is a mixture of cumin dried Chilli peppers cinnamon bark cloves and star anise. Can the blendtec handle this without damaging the container or changing colors?

    shabnam on

  • What type of jar would you recommend to grind almonds and other types of nuts and seeds into a fine flour?

    Gary on

  • Hi. I am wanting to purchase a Blendtec to grain gluten free grains, as well as for other standard uses. What TYPE of Blendtec and what TYPE of jar would I need to best do this job ?

    Genet on

  • The Twister jar would be the best for grinding nuts into flours.

    Kelli Farley on

  • The blue corn can be blended in the blender, but not on the cobb. It will scratch the jar up, and our warranty does not cover cosmetic damage.

    Kelli Farley on

  • There is no way to prevent the cloudiness from occurring when grinding wheat berries into flour.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Hi Virginia,
    You can blend the items you mentioned in your Blendtec blender, but please now that these items will scratch your jar, and our warranty does not cover cosmetic damage.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Any blender model,and both the FourSide or WildSide+ jar will work. I’ve also e-mailed you a guide for grinding grains in your Blendtec.

    Kelli Farley on

  • And how about blue corn, dried, which my friend brought over yesterday still on the Cobb… Are the Curbelo too hard for the machine? Thank you!

    Annette Groenfeldt on

  • Hello! In the video they mention the use of the wildside jar. I have the Classic 570 is this an appropriate blendtec to do quite a bit of wheat grinding. Probably about 8-12 cups of wheat berries/week.


    Claudia on

  • Hi, I have one Blendtec blender – Signature Series. I would like to make homemade flours from grains like millet, quinoa and kasha and also from dry legumes like lentils and garbanzos. I’ve read some comments stating that the WildSide Jar gets damaged while making flours and that the Twister Jar is not a good choice for this task. Perhaps the commentators missed something? Is there a way to grind the grains and legumes I mentioned above into homemade flours? Any suggestions? Thank you.

    Virginia on

  • I’ve noticed that grinding wheat berries into flour clouds my wild side jar. I just got a new jar, and would like to keep it clear. Is there any way to prevent the cloudiness?

    Kristina on

  • This is wonderful news!!! Just tried it grinding up wheat berries and it made the best flour and most delicious whole wheat chocolate chip cookies ever! Loved my Blendtec before for the incredible smoothies – but wow! This is going to revolutionized my baking!!! Thank you so much! :0)

    Deb on

  • The Blendtec Kitchen Mill will grind dried acorns to make a flour.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Hello, I want to grind cracked dried acorns to make a flour. What do you advise? My aunt uses a coffee grinder that burns the motor out every season and my other aunt uses a champion juice with a grain attachment. Thank you in advance, Kristina

    Kristina B. on

  • Hi Alysha,
    Are you going to be blending large quantities of wheat berries, or 1-2 cups at a time?

    Kelli Farley on

  • Hello,
    I’m looking at buying a grain mill, but I also have a wild side Blendtec blender and realized I may be able to grind my wheat berries without an additional investment. Can you please tell me how fine the flour turns out? I use a lot of whole wheat pastry flour, which is very fine. :-)
    Thank you!

    Alysha on

  • Information on grinding wheat in my blended would be greatly appreciated.

    Jen Adye on

  • Hi Jen,

    Here’s a short video about grinding wheat in your Blendtec blender. Please let us know if you have any more questions :)


    Bruce Carlson on

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