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making wheat sprout flour

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Does anyone know how to make flour from wheat sprouts?
My sprouts are ready, but I don't know if I need to dry them first and then put them in the grain mill, or if I should grind them wet in the blender?

Any ideas?
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To make flour from sprouted grains, it works best to only let the sprouting proceed until you can barely see the sprout first emerging, if the sprout gets too long the conversion has changed the grain to the point that it doesn't work well as flour (seems to not have any starch left, won't absorb much moisture, hard to bake with). So, sprout grain to that point, dry it thoroughly (dehydrator, gas oven with pilot light heat only, warming drawer, or similar environment), then grind it in a grain mill.

You can also buy very nice sprouted flour (wheat, spelt or rye) from .
wheat sprouts in the blender are great too, though! i'll have to go flipping through some books, but i've used an incredibly simple recipe before that made the most delicious bread. it's very dense and very moist. when i find it i will let you know! no good letting your perfect spouts go to waste!

also, you can dry them and grind them to produce a really unique sweetener.

AH! here it is, from Rodale's Basic Natural Foods Cookbook:

2c wheat sprouts
1/2 c vegetable oil
1 1/4 c milk
2c whole wheat flour
2 cups wheat germ.

put sprouts through a meat grinder, using a fine blade, or process in a blender. in a large bow combine all ingredients and let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes.
preheat oven to 325.
form sprout mixture into 2 oval loaves and place on an oiled baking sheet. bake for 1 hour. cool on wire rack.
makes two small loaves.
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I tried it once in the hand grain mill (I dont' have electric yet)..and the flour was still too gritty...anyway around that? I am inclined to just buy thanks fort the link.
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