By flaking my own whole grains, I am capturing all of the natural vitamins and minerals of the grain before they are taken out by commercial processing which increases product shelf life.
The same health reasons apply as to why I mill my own flour and use whole grains (see the “About Whole Grain” page under Health & Wellness).
After some product research I purchased the Schnitzer “hand flaker”.
I’ve found this to be a well made product, and easy to use.
A few examples of what I use flaked grains for are: