Have you ever wanted to use more whole grains in your recipes, but hate the taste and texture of whole wheat? Then you should give “Wonder Flour” a try. Wonder Flour is a blend of Spelt, Brown Rice, and Barley. It looks almost like white flour, and has a very light and airy consistency. It can be substituted for any recipe calling for white flour using a 1 1/4 cups of wonder flour for every 1 cup of white flour ratio.
This is not my invention. I got the recipe from Chef Brad on his website and his Chef Brad’s cooking show on BYUTV – “Fusion Grain Cooking”. But I’ve tried it out and loved it. I’ve used it in baking and in things like gravy or to coat fried chicken – works well and is a good way to get more nutrition into my diet.
How to make Wonder Flour
You can buy Wonder Flour from Chef Brad’s store online, or you can easily make your own. To make Wonder Flour – simply combine equal parts of Spelt, Barley, and Brown Rice and grind into flour.
I have a wheat grinder that makes this process easy. But you might be able to use a high powered blender like a VitaMix to make your own at home. But wheat grinders are pretty inexpensive, and it’s wonderful being able to grind your own grains fresh and use that flour in your cooking. It’s an investment, but well worth it.
I have used a BlendTec Kitchen Mill Grain Mill for the past 15 years and absolutely love it. It has held up well under occasional use (I only grind grain about once a month). Replacement parts like filters are easy to order, and customer service is wonderful. This is a good starter grain mill that you can use, with good capacity for an average sized family.
Try Wonder Flour in your next recipe – I think you will love it!