Tuesday 26 March 2024


Homemade Cornmeal and Corn Flour

To the right is the homemade cornmeal

To the right is the homemade corn flour after sifting


Pop corn kernels


1. Add the kernels to the blender container until filled about halfway.
2. Blend kernels on HIGH until a fine powder forms.
3. Separate cornmeal or corn flour by sifting it with a sift.


Place in an airtight container or plastic zip-top freezer bag, refrigerate and use within several days or freeze for up to six months.

Additional Information:

I can't believe it, after venturing into making my own tortilla, I am now making my own corn flour!! It may sound intimidating, but it's possible to make your own corn flour at home and it is much easier than you think. There is no need to soak and dry the corns. All you need are popcorn kernels and a power blender (such as Vitamx or Magimix), and tada! You get healthy whole grain corn flour within minutes!! It is very fulfilling and satisfying to be able to try making your own flour at home :-)

I use the dry-grains container from Magimix that's an add-on specifically designed for grinding whole grains.

If you coarsely grind it, you get cornmeal. If you finely grind it, you get corn flour.

Corn is a nutritious low-fat food that is high insoluble fiber, contains many of the vitamin Bs such as thiamin and minerals. It a low-glycemic index food. This means it is a food that is digested slowly and doesn't cause an unhealthy spike in blood sugar.

What can you use cornmeal or corn flour for?

Corn flour is a versatile ingredient that can enhance the texture and flavor of many foods. Use it to coat meat or fish for frying, use it in the batter for pancake or waffle for a nutritious breakfast. You can even bake it into breads, muffins, or cakes, although I won't try the latter as I am not a cake fan :-)

You can also combine corn flour with other flours like cornmeal, all-purpose flour, and whole wheat flour for a varied diet and nutrition.

Popcorn is a whole grain and a good source of fiber. According to webmd, "there are a few health benefits to eating popcorn. In addition to being high in fiber, popcorn also contains phenolic acids, a type of antioxidant. In addition, popcorn is a whole grain, an important food group that may reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension in humans."


Magimix dry-grain mill container

Start from setting 1 and gradually turn up to setting 2 all the way to setting 4 and blend for a minute and then rest for a minute to prevent over-heating before blending again for a minute. Repeat these two steps until you have achieved your desired fineness.

To the right is the homemade cornmeal

To the right is the homemade corn flour after sifting

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