Learn how to make oat flour at home with this easy to follow tutorial. Flour made from oats is a nutritious addition to baked goods, pancakes, and waffles.
Have you ever bought oat flour to add to your baked goods? It’s a nutritious flour that can be gluten free, as long as it’s made from certified gluten free oats.
If you’d like to make your own oat flour at home, it’s actually quite easy! You can make your own gluten free oat flour in a food processor. This can come in handy if you are short on gluten free flour, or just want to add some extra fiber and nutrition to your baked goods.
Simply put your gluten free oats into a food processor, and process on high. It will take some time for the oats to be ground down into a fine flour. If you have a mini food processor, that should work, but you’ll have to grind smaller amounts of flour at a time.
This is what the oats look like after 30 seconds in the food processor. They are starting to break down, but there are still some larger pieces.
And this is what you get after 90 seconds in the food processor. The oats are ground down into a fairly fine flour. If you want to insure that there are not any larger pieces left, you can sift it with a fine mesh sieve to make sure the oat flour is very fine and smooth. You can store your freshly ground flour in an airtight container or Ziploc bag.
How to substitute oat flour:
You can use oat flour in many different types of recipes. This flour does lend a soft texture to baked goods, so you may want to substitute it for half of the flour in your recipe. For example, if the recipe calls for 1 cup of gluten free flour, you can use 1/2 cup of oat flour, and 1/2 cup of gluten free flour.
You can substitute oat flour for the full amount of flour in the recipe, but the texture of your cakes, cookies, or muffins may be very soft, or may become crumbly. Watch the baking time as well – it may be more or less depending on what you are baking.
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Homemade Oat Flour.
You can make your own homemade oat flour with gluten free oats and a food processor.
- 2 cups certified gluten free oats
Place the gluten free oats in food processor and process on high until the oats become a fine flour.
Sift the oats with a sieve if desired to remove any larger pieces. Store finished flour in an airtight container.