Grinding Grains for Baby Cereal and Meals
Grinding grains to make homemade baby cereal is a simple and quick way to provide wholesome whole grain goodness in your baby’s meals. Learn how to select, store and mill or grind whole grains right in your kitchen. You’ll be surprised how easy it is and how delicious the homemade cereal can be; you’ll even want to eat the baby’s homemade cereal!
When making homemade cereals, you can either cook the grain without grinding it or grind the grain to make a cereal powder. Grinding grains to make homemade baby cereal or porridge is very simple.
What to Use to Grind Grains for Baby Food and Cereals
You may any of the following to grind up grains:
- coffee grinder
- a spice grinder
- a mini food processor
Add any amount of grain that you wish to grind and whizz away until it has turned into a powdery texture.
Store this powder in an airtight container in a cool and dry place; storing in the refrigerator is a good option.
Do You Have To Cook The Ground Grains?
The grains that you have transformed into a powder for cereal must be cooked prior to being served. You will find simple cooking instructions and recipes on the following cereal recipe pages.
Commercial baby cereal does not have to be cooked, you simply mix it with water and serve. This is due to the fact that the baby cereal on the grocery store shelves is precooked and then dehydrated. It is typically made from grains that have been processed and then milled into flour. If you have ever opened a box of commercial baby cereal you will see “flakes” in the bowl and not powder or granules or anything that remotely resembles the actual grain. These flakes occur as a result of the processing and cooking and dehydrating.