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I just bought a spice grinder and maybe this is an odd question but could I make my own buckwheat flour by putting buckwheat groats into the grinder? Also, is it possible to soak the groats overnight and then let them dry out somehow before doing that? And even if my idea is on the right track, is this just way too complicated and not worth the trouble because I could easily buy the buckwheat flour at the same health food store that sells the groats?<br><br>
I only need one half cup of the flour for a recipe. Thanks for any thoughts!
 

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I have used a coffee grinder for grinding buckwheat groats--it worked fine (a little coarse, but totally fine for the baked goods I made).<br><br>
I've also sprouted buckwheat (it happens pretty fast) then dehydrated it on a cookie sheet in the oven at around 150-200 for a couple of hours. Worked fine, and I wasn't too worried about the temp being higher than usual dehydrated things as I planned to cook it anyway (killing the enzymes). I then ground it in my coffee grinder to make flour.<br><br>
Not sure how spice grinders work--but I don't think buckwheat groats are all that big--maybe try it and see???<br><br><a href="http://www.sproutpeople.com" target="_blank">http://www.sproutpeople.com</a> has great info (specifics to various grains/seeds) on how to sprout if you're interested (WAY easy!)
 

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I grind pumpkin seeds to make flour in my mini blender jar - turns out just like flour. I think it would work for buckwheat groats.
 
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