How to Heat Treat Flour

Heat treating flour makes it safe to use in any recipe–including no-bake desserts ! Learn how to bake raw flour with this easy method .
If you love grabbing bites of your cookie dough be sure to use heat treat flour ! Whether you ’ rhenium making Monster Cookie Dough Truffles or Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough, inflame treat the flour for delectable, condom no broil treats !
Glass bowl with flour and red bag of flour in background.

Why would you heat treat flour ?

Raw flour is considered dangerous to eat due to the presence of potentially harmful microbes .
According to the FDA, the grains from which flour is ground are grown in fields that may be exposed to harmful bacteria like salmonella and E.coli.

Heating flour to at least 160 degrees kills off any nasty bacteria that might be lurking in your flour bag.
In most desserts, the dangerous microbes get killed during the baking work. But if you ’ ve always found yourself nibbling raw cookie dough, you know that batch of our favored treats never see the inside of the oven door .
Taking a few minutes to heat treat ( broil ) raw flour makes it safe to use in all kinds of recipes. From no bake cookies to edible raw cookie dough !

How to Bake Flour

Metal cookie sheet covered with flour to bake.

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread a thing layer of flour on the cookies sheet (or the exact amount you need for your recipe).
  • Bake flour for about 5 minutes and use a food thermometer to check the temperature. It should read 160 degrees. If it’s not quite hot enough yet, give it another minute and check again.
  • Use a wire whisk to break up any clumps of flour on the baking sheet.
  • Cool flour completely before using, about 30 minutes!

Ways to Use Baked Flour

Heat treated flour in an airtight canister.

Tips and Tricks

  • This method can be used for bleached or unbleached all-purpose flour.
  • You can heat treat the flour ahead of time and store in airtight container unti ready to use.
  • Once your flour is heat treated you can use it in any no-bake recipe that calls for flour!
  • If you’re using dry cake mix in a recipe (like this Funfetti Dip), you can heat treat the cake mix JUST like you would flour!

Spilled bag of flour on counter.

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Yield: 2 cups

How to Heat Treat Flour

Cook Time

5 minutes

Total Time

5 minutes

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spread two cups of flour on a baking sheet (with sides) and spread out in a thin layer.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes, then let cool completely before using.
  4. Store in airtight container until ready to use.

Notes

  • This method can be used for bleached or unbleached all-purpose flour.
  • You can heat treat the flour ahead of time and store in airtight container unti ready to use.
  • Once your flour is heat treated you can use it in any no-bake recipe that calls for flour!
  • If you’re using dry cake mix in a recipe (like this Funfetti Dip), you can heat treat the cake mix JUST like you would flour!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

2 Tbsp

Amount Per Serving:

Calories:

57

Total Fat:

0g

Saturated Fat:

0g

Trans Fat:

0g

Unsaturated Fat:

0g

Cholesterol:

0mg

Sodium:

0mg

Carbohydrates:

12g

Fiber:

0g

Sugar:

0g

Protein:

2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a register dietician for particular diet advice.

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