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What is Kamut Video
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So what is Kamut? Kamut, or Khorasan Wheat—nicknamed The Pharaoh’s Grain—is an ancient grain that is a nutritious source of fiber, iron, and protein. Although it is a relative to modern-day wheat, it is lower in gluten and can be—for some people–easier to digest than the wheat commonly consumed today.

How do I Cook with Kamut?

You can cook Kamut in a similar manner as any other grain. Add 1 cup of grain to 3 cups of boiling water. Then simmer grain for about 60 minutes until chewy but tender. You can toss it with butter for a tasty side dish in place of rice or another grain.

If you can’t get Kamut at your local grocery, I list some options that are available online in my favorite supplies.

How do I Bake with Kamut?

You can also mill Kamut grain into flour to bake sourdough bread or yeasted bread. Plus, you can bake quick breads and muffins with this flour.

Since it’s lower in gluten, the rise will be less than that of flours higher in gluten. However, the nutritional value will be greater than breads or other baked goods made with modern-day wheat flours.

Kamut Grain
Kamut Grain in Bowl

Whole Grain, Sprouted, or All Purpose?

You can mill Kamut and bake with the flour as is. Or, if you want, you can soak and sprout the grain and make your own sprouted flour at home.

But you have another option as well. You can grind your grain and turn it into All Purpose Flour and then bake with it. This will create a lighter baked good. In a previous video, I showed you how to make All Purpose Einkorn Flour, but the technique is the same to make All Purpose Kamut Flour.

How to Make Your Own Flour

I purchased a Mockmill 100 to make my own flour. If you want to store whole grains and use them to make flour, I show you how to use the Mockmill 100 in my Mockmill unboxing video.

If you decide to purchase a Mockmill for yourself, you can get a 5% discount using my affiliate link and promocode marysnest.

More Ancient Grain Videos

Learn more about wheat berries, baking with whole grains, and how to bake with Einkorn and Spelt in the following videos.

Grind Your Own Flour with the Mockmill

When it comes to electric grain mills, after I did A LOT of research, I decided to buy a Mockmill. And am I so happy I did! The Mockmill is a very affordable but beautifully crafted German-made mill that stone grinds grain with settings ranging from 1 to 10—fine to coarse ground grain.

And I have great news! The folks at Mockmill are very kind to offer my viewers and readers a special one-time discount on any of the grain mills that they sell.

Note: You can also get the new Flake Lover’s Flaker from Mockmill. Using this device, you can flake whole grain in minutes.

You can see me unbox and try out the Mockmill 100 Grain mill in the following video. (This is not a sponsored post, I bought the Mockmill products that I show you, and I’m a happy user of their devices in my kitchen.)

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  1. Charles Sullian says:

    I am a novice at health foods but I have decided to go “healthy” and eat only fresh veggies, fruits and a 4oz portion of protein. Ive lost close to 80 pounds in 4 months so Im hooked. I currently use quinoa a lot but want to learn more about using different items that tout the virtues of healthy eating habits. Kamut has just been introduced to me. My neighbor made a dish with Kamut and I love the nutty taste. I don’t eat bread so I probably won’t bale with it but I am very interested in the Mediterranean diet foods and I think it fits well in this lifestyle. Can you suggest uses and cooking methods for kamut?

    1. Mary's Nest says:

      Hi Charles,

      Thanks so much for your comment. And congratulations on your fabulous weight loss!

      As to kamut, you would cook it as you cook any grain. I would recommend bringing 2 cups of water to a boil, add 1 cup of kamut, turn the heat down to low and let it simmer for at least 30 minutes or until tender. Hope this helps.

      BTW – Do you enjoy making traditional foods? If so, I have a playlist of some of my videos titled “Mastering the Basics of Traditional Nutrient Dense Foods Cooking”. It’s a series of 15 detailed videos that covers How to Make Bone Broth, Cultured Dairy, Ferments, Sourdough Starter (my foolproof stater), Sourdough Bread, Soaked and Sprouted Nuts and Beans, and How to Soak and Sprout Grains to Make your own Sprouted Flour at Home. You can watch it here: And please share the playlist with any other folks you think might be interested in learning about these types of things. I’m passionate about the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon (of the Weston A Price Foundation) and want to help as many people as I can learn how to make Traditional “Nutrient Dense” Foods who may not be able to afford the online programs that have a cost associated with them.

      Please let me know if you have any questions. I’m so happy to help! And I’m SO glad you’re here!! Love, Mary PS – Are you in our FB group? It’s called Mary’s Nest Modern Pioneers. Come join us! We have a lot of fun chatting about Traditional “Nutrient Dense Foods and it’s a great place to get questions answered.

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