Wondering how simple and easy it can be to learn how to make oat flour? In just 10 minutes of time and one inexpensive ingredient, you can make your own homemade oat flour recipe for all your baking and cooking needs.
We all know that gluten-free flour is super expensive at the store so making your own oat flour at home is an affordable way to create flour for people with gluten intolerance to eat.
DIY oat flour literally takes minutes to make from start to finish. As long as you store this blended flour mixture in an airtight container, you can have oat flour on hand to use for any and all of your upcoming recipe needs.
The great part about oat flour is that you can use it for a lot of different baking needs. I’ve used it when making pancakes, cookies, and more. The kids have never mentioned that they can taste a difference in the baked goods when I use this homemade oat flour recipe so I take that as a sign that it passes the picky eater test!
TO MAKE GLUTEN FREE OAT FLOUR YOU WILL NEED:
- 2 cups rolled oats
HOW TO MAKE OAT FLOUR WITHOUT A FOOD PROCESSOR
You can grind up the oats in a food processor or not! Here is how I make my oat flour with a blender easily at home.
All you need to do is add the rolled oats into a blender. Push the bottom to blend on high and within 5 minutes or so, you’ll have oat flour! Just like that!
Store in an airtight container for later use.
IS IT CHEAPER TO MAKE YOUR OWN OAT FLOUR?
Yes, so much cheaper! You can buy rolled oats at the store for minimal cost and great a ton of oat flour quickly. This is so much less expensive than buying oat flour at the store.
CAN I USE STEEL CUT OATS TO MAKE OAT FLOUR?
You can. I typically use a variety of oats and buy whatever is on sale.
HOW MUCH OAT FLOUR DO I USE TO SUBSTITUTE FOR WHITE FLOUR?
For each recipe that calls for 1 cup of white flour, substitute 1 1/3 cups of oat flour.
IS OAT FLOUR HEALTHIER THAN ALL PURPOSE FLOUR?
I believe it is. It has more fiber than regular flour and is lower in carbs, too. Plus, let’s not forget that it is gluten-free making it a great option for those that can’t have gluten but still want to enjoy good baked goods and bread.
HOW DO YOU MAKE OAT FLOUR WITHOUT A BLENDER?
The easiest way to make oat flour is using a blender or a food processor but just because you don’t have those items doesn’t mean that you’re out of luck. You can use a grinder as well to get that flour consistency or even use a knife and carefully chop up the oats as small as possible.
HOW TO USE OAT FLOUR IN RECIPES
Now that you have made oat flour at home, you might be wondering how to use it.
- Substiture oat flour in recipes that call for wheat or white flour – Keep in mind that oat flour can be a great substitute but it doesn’t rise the way that others flours will when baking.
- Use as a way to keep certain recipes from sticking to the pan – If you’re making or baking an item and need to have it not stick to the pan, using ground up oatmeal as the flour base is a great idea!
IS OAT FLOUR GLUTEN FREE?
The way that I make it, it is. This is because I make sure that I purchase oatmeal that states that it is gluten-free. Without that actual wording on the label, you can’t be 100% certain.
HOW TO STORE HOMEMADE OAT FLOUR
You’ll store this simple flour recipe as you would any other type of flour. I use an airtight glass jar and keep it stored on the shelf with the rest of my baking supplies.
Oat Flour Recipe
- 2 cups rolled oats
- Add the rolled oats into the blender.
- Blend it on a high-speed blender for 3-5 minutes until the oats turn to flour-like consistency.
- Transfer the oats flour into an airtight glass jar and use it whenever needed for the recipe