Nifty Thrifty: whole grain flour mix

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After hitting publish on my recipe for 10-grain flour, I realized it would be perfect for my Nifty Thrifty series!

But here’s the trick that makes it thrifty: instead of running out and buying random grains like quinoa flakes, store up the last dribs and drabs of oats, cornmeal, rice, and pasta and grind them up to make your own whole grain flour!

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It’s the same technique as making bread crumbs: when you are down to the bottom of the bag or tin, throw it in a plastic bag and store it in your freezer.  Each time you have a little bit of rice or oats that is too small to use, throw it in the bag.  When you have about a cup’s worth, take it out and grind it up into a fine powder.

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Then use it in bread or store it in your freezer until you want to use it.  It’ll keep for a long time.

DSC03025[1]Thanks for checking out Nifty Thrifty!  I’d love to hear your ways to save money. Add a comment below.

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