Check out my index of whole wheat flour recipes below. Whole wheat flour is so much healthier for you than regular all purpose flour. To begin with, it isn’t processed as much so less of the nutrients are taken out of it.
If you want to be a really healthy eater you will grind your own whole wheat flour. You can buy whole wheat in the bulk section of stores like Winco. My mother and grandmother ground their whole wheat into flour all the time. It’s actually really easy with the right equipment. All you need is a wheat grinder. This is the wheat grinder my mother has and it has worked great for years. When you think about it, it doesn’t cost any more than a Vitamix or other fancy blender.
Mom would just grind some each time she made something like a batch of bread. If you grind it just before you bake with it there are so many more nutrients still in the flour. You can freeze flour though and it will help it retain a lot of the vitamins. It is difficult to grind the exact amount you need for a certain recipe. That’s when freezing the flour is a really good idea.
Whole wheat flour is really good in a lot of different recipes. Some of my Whole Wheat Flour recipes include pancakes, waffles, pizza dough and bread including banana bread and zucchini bread. Whole wheat has a little different texture, it’s a little more course. I think that’s what most people don’t like about it. It takes a little getting used to but it’s not very hard.
My mom grew up eating homemade 100% whole wheat bread all the time. Sometimes my grandma would make a batch of half all-purpose flour and half whole wheat flour. That was a good compromise because the texture was finer and it tasted more like “normal” bread.
You’ll definitely want to check out my Whole Wheat Flour recipes below. I have quite a few but I hope to have more in the future. Check back every few months to see if I’ve added any.