how to make homemade oat flour
Oat Flour is so easy to make at home that we’re certain you won’t head to the store the next time your recipe calls for a cup.
Happy Spring! One of our absolute favorite recipes that we made last year was for our Spring Circus Animal Cookies. When I set out to make them again this year, I realized that I didn’t have any oat flour on hand. Instead of paying a premium for a bag of oat flour with big expensive lettering that says ‘gluten free’ I set out to make my own. It took less than five minutes and I was able to make exactly the amount that I needed with ingredients I already had on hand.
A packed measuring cup of oats will yield approximately a one to one ratio of oat flour. Any plain oats will do – rolled, steel cut, or quick – just make sure there are no additives. The only thing to keep in mind is that steel cut oats will take a few more pulses than quick oats to get a fine flour. Any blender or food processor will do, but we’re partial to our Vitamix with the dry blade container.
Don’t know what recipes to use oat flour in? Aside from our Spring Circus Animal Cookies, it’s a great flour substitute for muffins, breads, and pancakes as it has a delightfully nutty flavor.
- 1 cup plain oats
- Place oats in food processor or blender.
- Pulse repeatedly until a fine flour is formed.
- Stir periodically to ensure all oats have been pulverized.
- Store unused oats in an airtight container.
Vitamix 32-ounce Dry Grains Container