How to Get Flour in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Here's how to get flour in Animal Crossing: New Horizons!

by Gordon Bicker
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons has a myriad of features on offer for players to enjoy and experience, as is the norm with the Animal Crossing series and franchise. The release of the Happy Home Paradise DLC marked a new addition for the latest installment. With Update 2.0 Wheat is now a growable plant for your island and this guide will take you through everything you need to know about how to get the Animal Crossing: New Horizons flour.

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How to Get Wheat

There are various ways in the experience to gather wheat, one of these is to buy ‘Wheat Starts’ from Leif who can be found on the island when he visits and sets up a shop outside the Resident Services building or at Harv’s Island Plaza. The ‘Wheat Start’ can be bought for 280 bells or you can opt to buy a set of five for 1,400 bells instead. The bells required for the five is the same as if you bought them individually.

The second method to obtain wheat is to go on the Kapp’n island tours to the ‘mystery islands’. You can go on these tours by going to Kapp’n at the docks and paying 1000 Nook Miles to go to an island with an abundance of different materials and resources, one of which can indeed be wheat.

Growing Wheat in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Firstly, before you can get flour, you’ll need to grow wheat. This can be done by taking the ‘Wheat Starts’ to a place on your island where you want to plant the wheat; when you have found the place open the inventory and press on the wheat and then ‘plant 1’ in order to plant the wheat. Five wheat will be needed to make five bags of flour.

Ensure to water the ‘Wheat Starts’ each day until they’re gown as it will increase the harvest amount on the day they are ready.

How to Get Flour in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

After you have collected the wheat, you are now close to being ready to start your flour production cycle. You will have to make sure you have a kitchen, which if you don’t you’ll have to grab the DIY for the ‘Stonework Kitchen’. Now you will need to obtain the flour recipe which can be done by going to the ‘Nook Stop’ in Resident Services and purchasing the ‘Be A Chef! DIY Recipes+’ upgrade from the shop. This costs 2000 Nook Miles but will be needed to make the flour.

Now you can get the ‘Whole-Wheat Flour’ recipe by going to Nook’s Cranny and buying the ‘Basic Cooking Recipes’ from the cupboard for a total of 4980 bells. From this point, simply head back to your house and place/press on the kitchen, you will see both the ‘Flour’ and ‘Whole-Wheat Flour’ listed in the recipe list to craft for five wheat. You can now craft the flour and you’ll obtain 10 bags in total for each one you craft.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available now on Nintendo Switch.

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Gordon is a contributing writer for Attack of the Fanboy, a Games Design (BA) Honours student, and a Video Game Ambassador. He has been writing at AOTF for over a year and a half, with four years of games writing experience for outlets like Green Man Gaming. When he's not busy, he'll no doubt be experiencing games, writing poetry, playing guitar, adventuring, or happily starting a new Skyrim playthrough! As an avid Final Fantasy XIV player, he also hopes that you'll gain a warm feeling from his community stories. Gordon has reported on Fallout 4 and Destiny 2, whose favorite genres include action RPGs, MMORPG's and First Person Shooters but is always experimenting with many other types of games.