Making oat flour at home couldn’t be easier! I am using steel cut oats to make my this flour. In most cases I prefer to use steel cut oats because it is the least processed, but you can use whatever oats that you have on hand. I am also using my blender for this, but you can totally use your food processor as well. I really like the results I get when I use my blender. If you are looking for gluten free alternatives to baking, oat flour is perfect. You substitute it 1:1 to flour and the texture is amazing and to me makes baked goods even more moist. Just be sure that you are purchasing oats that are certified gluten free (Like the ones here) as all oats are not depending on where they were processed.
Whenever I bake with oat flour I do like to sift it first and it sifts very nicely and creates a really light crumb. Delicious!
I have also included a video to show you exactly how I do it.
A couple of tips for a successful baked good using this type of flour would be t0:
- Let the batter sit for about 10 minutes before you put it in the pan to bake
- Allow the baked goods to cook completely before removing (or else you may have a crumbly mess)
How To Make Oat Flour: Video
Some of my favorite ways to use oat flour are in blueberry and banana muffins and as breakfast for my children.
Homemade Oat Flour
- 1 cup steel cut oats or any other oats you have
Add your oats to a blender or a food processor and blend until you have a flour, 20-30 seconds. Enjoy as a replacement for flour or use to make cream oatmeal.