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How to Grind Bean Flour

by
author image Joshua McCarron
Joshua McCarron has been writing both online and offline since 1995. He has been employed as a copywriter since 2005 and in that position has written numerous blogs, online articles, websites, sales letters and news releases. McCarron graduated from York University in Toronto with a bachelor's degree in English.
How to Grind Bean Flour
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Beans are a nutritious food commonly used as a side dish or in salads, soups and casseroles. Vegetarians often use beans combined with a starch like rice as an alternative complete protein source. You can expand your bean use by making bean flours and using them in place of regular wheat flour. Bean flour is gluten free and is more easily tolerated by people with gluten sensitivities. Commercial bean flours are often expensive, but you can grind your own at home for little cost.

Step 1

How to Grind Bean Flour
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Choose the dry beans you want to make into flour. Different beans may have slightly different flavors or textures. Garbanzo, lentil, mung or navy beans are common choices.

Step 2

How to Grind Bean Flour
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Divide the beans into smaller batches to make the process easier. Add the first batch of beans to your blender. Grind the beans on the highest setting for 30 seconds, then stop the blender and shake it around and blend again to ensure all the beans turn to powder.

Step 3

How to Grind Bean Flour
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Empty the bean flour from the blender and put the next batch in and repeat the process. Continue until all the beans have been turned to flour.

Step 4

How to Grind Bean Flour
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Pour the bean flour into an airtight container and store it in a cool, dry place until you’re ready to use it.

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