- Spices: a coffee grinder can easily stand in the place of a mortar and pestle when it comes to grinding spices. Easier to use than a mortar and pestle as well.
- Powdered Sugar: Use your coffee grinder to make your sugar super fine. You can use it in place of powdered sugar in recipes in a pinch.
- Chocolate Flakes: Need smaller chunks of chocolate as a garnish in recipes and don't have any on hand? Use your coffee grinder to grind up your chocolate into smaller chunks to use in place of chocolate flakes.
- Bread Crumbs: Use to turn stale bread into bread crumbs for recipes that call for them.
- Ground Flaxseeds: The outer hull of flaxseeds is undigestible, so to get the most from your flax seeds grind them up and add them into whatever your want to for a nutritional boost.
- Pulp Dried Fruit: this is an addition that is sometimes needed for desserts.
- Chopped Seeds & Nuts: Great to sprinkle on top of desserts or in a salad.
- Small Amounts of Flour: Have grains that you grind to make flour but only need a small amount? Use your coffee grinder to create small amounts of flour from grains.
- Milled Nut Flour: The same concept as making small amounts of flour from grain, you can make small amounts of milled nut flour using your coffee grinder.
- Ground Dried Mushrooms: Great way to grind up mushrooms for a soup.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
10 Alternate Uses for a Coffee Grinder
If you've been thinking about investing in a coffee grinder, but don't necessarily want an appliance in your kitchen that only does one thing, then you will want to know about some of these other uses for a coffee grinder.