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How to Make Oat Flour – Super Easy

Oat flour is becoming more and more popular for home bakers. It is mild-tasting and extremely finely powdered, making it a good replacement choice for all or part of your favorite baking recipes. It is simple enough for anyone to do. Freshly blended oats flour in a bowl

Oat Flour Recipe: How to make your own homemade oat flour.

To make oat flour is pretty easy. All you need is old fashioned oats (rolled oats), quick oats or steel-cut oats. I used one cup in this recipe but you can simply double the recipe to make two cups, triple it to make three cups, and so on. You’ll be able to save money and use a healthier option of flour that works well in a lot of recipes.

Here are some reasons why oat flour is becoming more and more popular:

  • A great alternative to all-purpose flour: It can be used in place of wheat or all-purpose flour.
  • It’s versatile: It mixes easily with smoothies. 
  • It can easily be added to baked goods like muffins, cookies, cakes, brownies, pancakes, biscuits, bread, and much more.
  • It is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it is higher in protein and healthy fats, and lower in carbohydrates than most other whole grains.
  • Health reasons: It is the go-to alternative to regular flour for people looking for healthier, vegan, grain-free, gluten-free, and plant-based diets.

Here are a few of our favorite oat recipes:

Freshly blended oats in a wooden spoon

Is oat flour better than white flour?

The simple answer is Yes! Oat flour is better than white and wheat flour. It’s more nutritious, all the while being a low-cost alternative to other flours such as almond flour or coconut flour plus, it’s simpler to make as you only need some rolled or old fashioned oats ground up until they’ve achieved the flour texture. 

Oat has a mild nutty flavor and a delicate crumb and they are known for being heart-healthy too.

Can oat flour be substituted for all-purpose flour?

Yes, in some instances and no in some cases.

When opting to substitute oat flour for other types of flour, you should follow a 3 to 1 ratio. If the recipe calls for yeast, though, make sure to add a little more yeast when you’re substituting.

Bear it in mind that not all white flour recipes can be substituted with oat flour. Therefore I will advise you to ask the recipe developer before trying to make your own substitutions.

Can I make oat flour in a food processor?

Yes, you can make oat flour in a food processor however, the consistency will not be as smooth as the one made in a blender or coffee grinder. So if you are looking for coarsely blended oats, it’s best to use the food processor.

All you have to do is just add your rolled or old fashion oats into a food processor and pulse a couple of times until the oats are as fine as the food processor can go. 

Is oat gluten-free?

 Yes, oat is gluten-free and it’s ideal for a gluten-free diet only if you make it with certified gluten-free oats.

Note that:

  1. For this recipe I used the old-fashioned (rolled) oats, however, quick-cooking oats or steel-cut oats can also be used.
  2. One cup of old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats will yield approximately one cup oat flour, while one cup of steel-cut oats will yield approximately two cups of flour.
Freshly blended oats flour in a bowl

How to Make Oat Flour

Oat flour is becoming more and more popular for home bakers. It is mild-tasting and extremely finely powdered, making it a good replacement choice for all or part of your favorite baking recipes. It is simple enough for anyone to do.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats or rolled oats

Instructions

  • Pour the rolled inside the blender and blend till floury smooth.
  • Depending on the power of your blender this process should take about 30 seconds to a minute.
  • Stop and stir in between to ensure that all the oats are evenly ground.
  • Store unused portion in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Notes

  1. For this recipe I used the old-fashioned (rolled) oats, however, quick-cooking oats or steel-cut oats can also be used.
  2. One cup of old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats will yield approximately one cup oat flour, while one cup of steel-cut oats will yield approximately two cups of flour.

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Kachi

Sunday 21st of June 2020

Hi Lola, this is very helpful. I’m wondering if I can use it to make the bread on your site instead of flour.

Lola Osinkolu

Sunday 21st of June 2020

No Kachi, this flour will not work for the white flour bread.

Yemisi

Thursday 18th of June 2020

I so much love your veey easy to understand recipes and they have been a lockdown blessing as I have learnt a lot of new skills. Thank you!!!

Lola Osinkolu

Thursday 18th of June 2020

Thank you very much Yemisi! I'm glad the recipes have been a blessing to you.

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