The complete guide: Sprouted Wheat
The complete guide:

Sprouted Wheat

The what, why, and how of King Arthur's favorite new flour

Why sprouted wheat?

Sprouting wheat berries before milling unlocks their nutritional benefits. The result is a healthy, higher-fiber flour that gives you all the goodness of whole grains with a milder, lighter taste.

Sprouted wheat flour has long been a niche ingredient for bread bakers — but recently it's begun appearing in mainstream recipes reaching well beyond bread. Why has this flour suddenly become popular? And how do you bake with it? Read on.

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What exactly IS sprouted wheat flour, anyway?

Our sprouted wheat flour begins with whole wheat berries, the seed from which a new wheat crop can be grown. The berries are misted with water, then briefly allowed to sprout in a controlled environment: just until the sprout cracks the seed's bran layer. These sprouted seeds are dried, then milled into flour.

What makes King Arthur's sprouted wheat flour different?

Most sprouted wheat flour on the market today is made from organic hard red wheat, with baking results similar to standard whole wheat. King Arthur Sprouted Wheat Flour is made from white whole wheat berries that, when sprouted, yield a creamier, milder-tasting flour that can easily be incorporated into your favorite recipes.

How do you bake with sprouted wheat flour?

Sprouted wheat flour behaves similarly to whole wheat flour in baking. We recommend substituting it 1:1 for whole wheat flour; or substituting it for 50% of the all-purpose flour in your recipe.

Storage tip

Since sprouted wheat is a whole-grain flour, we recommend wrapping it airtight, and storing it in the freezer. Sprouted wheat flour should stay stable in the freezer for up to a year; its flavor may gradually change, but it will still work well in baking.

Let's bake!

Enjoy some of our favorite sprouted wheat flour recipes. Remember, you can also use sprouted wheat flour in any recipe calling for whole wheat flour.

Troubleshooting

You might have some questions about baking with sprouted wheat flour, especially if you're not familiar with whole-grain baking. Does sprouted wheat flour taste milder than whole wheat? How do you think it would taste in my banana bread recipe? Contact us: we can help.

And while we're a wealth of knowledge around baking with all kinds of whole grains — including sprouted wheat — our area of expertise extends far beyond that. Our seasoned staff of bakers knows bread and pizza, cookies and cake, scones and biscuits and muffins. If you can't figure out why your cake crumbles or your sourdough isn't sour enough, we can help. We're available via phone, email, or live chat 7 days a week.