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Making your own bean flour

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:15 pm
by dgdavis64
Does anyone know off hand when grinding your own beans for flour, do they need to be soaked or just rinsed off?

Re: Making your own bean flour

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:56 pm
by Jupiter
Hi Diane,

Found this online. You'll want to rinse them and then let them dry. Also, dried beans frequently contain rocks and/or dirt, so pick any debris out before you grind the beans.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/47231 ... ean-flour/

I wouldn't soak them first, as that would sort of defeat the purpose of grinding them, unless you want bean dip instead. :)

Good luck!

Edited to add: Further down that page, the author talks about roasting the beans first for a more nutty flavor. YUM

Re: Making your own bean flour

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:08 pm
by makingitpossible
I would try to buy some sprouted flour if you aren't going to cook them a lot because of the phytates and lectins.
I just found this site: http://www.organicsproutedflour.net/sproutedflour.html

Has sprouted lentil flour and garbanzo bean flour.