Producing Whole Grain Flour at Holland’s De Zwaan Windmill

The De Zwaan Windmill in Holland, Mich. is not only a historic attraction, it’s also a functioning machine that produces healthy whole wheat flour for the local community and beyond.

Miller Alisa Crawford oversees the production of stone-ground flour at the mill, which is ground from wheat proudly grown by West Michigan farmers.

Watch the video below to see how stone ground flour is made at De Zwaan and what makes this a healthy choice for consumers.


De Zwaan Wheat Bran Muffins


  • 1 cup bran
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 TBSP oil
  • One egg
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Directions: Combine dry ingredients of bran, flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add in milk, honey, oil, egg and raisins, if desired. Mix well.

Spoon into muffin papers in a cupcake tin. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-17 minutes. Serves 12.

Recipes provided courtesy of the De Zwaan Windmill. Information on how to purchase stone ground flour from Holland is available here.  

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