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5 from 2 votes

Homemade Cornmeal

Did you know you can make cornmeal at home using popcorn kernels? Pretty awesome right? And it is so easy to make in about 10 minutes. Use the homemade cornmeal in any recipe that calls for cornmeal. If I can do it, you can do it!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
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Total Time10 mins
Course: Ingredient
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dry, easy, popcorn
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 138kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Food processor, coffee grinder, hand crank miller
  • Strainer
  • Bowls


  • 1 cup popcorn kernels or feed corn dried whole kernel corn, etc. (will make about 1 1/4 cups of cornmeal)


  • Place the popcorn kernels in the food processor, coffee grinder, miller, etc. Blend for a few minutes until the corn starts to break down.
  • Pour the contents into a strainer or sifter and sift out the cornmeal. Then place the remaining larger kernels back in the food processor and repeat the process until what is left is a nice bowl of freshly ground cornmeal.
  • Use the cornmeal in any recipe that calls for cornmeal.
  • Store any leftover cornmeal in an airtight container, in a cool dry place like a pantry for about a year, or freeze it for a few years.



Note: You don't normally use cornmeal by itself, but in case you do, the nutritional facts reflect that. 
list of nutritional facts for homemade cornmeal