Oat flour is one of those foods that can be whipped up in just a few seconds. There’s no chopping, cooking or preparation involved. All you’re doing is breaking it down – that’s it.
What Is Oat Flour?
It is simply oats that have been broken down and processed with a blender. This can be prepared right at home, with just one ingredient. Unlike all-purpose flour, this one packs on fiber, protein, and various nutrients.
For example, a 100g of whole grain rolled oats, has 12.5 grams of protein, 10 grams of fiber, and it’s a great source of calcium, iron, and potassium.
Do I Need A Food Processor To Make Oat Flour?
There is no need for a food processor to make gluten-free oat flour. You may simply use a high-speed blender.
The goal is to turn those whole oats into a fine powdery consistency, similar to all-purpose flour. It’s as easy as pouring oats into a blender and blending until flour-like.
Is Oat Flour Gluten-Free?
Uncontaminated oats are naturally gluten-free.
If you’re sensitive to gluten, it’s best to check if your oats have been processed in a facility that also processes gluten products.
This disclaimer can typically be found at the back of the product, beneath the nutritional information.
What Can I Use Oat Flour For?
They are great for baked goods. Additionally, it can be used in pancakes, bread, muffins, and waffles.
I use oat flour to make one of my favorites: a double chocolate chip oat bran muffin. The recipe uses plant-based ingredients and it’s hearty and satisfying for a morning meal.
Recipes Using Oat Bran Flour
- Oat Bran Pancakes With Chocolate Syrup
- Pumpkin Pie Spice Oat Bran Pancakes
- Double Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins
What Kind Of Oats Do I Use?
Both rolled oats and oat bran work well for oat flour.
Keep in mind, this flour alternative will be heavier and heartier than all-purpose flour. So your baking or cooking results may have a different outcome than you otherwise may be used to.
I suggest experimenting and discovering what ingredients you prefer to use in your cooking.
How To Make Oat Flour
- 2 cups oat bran or rolled oats
- Pour oats into a high-speed blender. Blend until into a soft powder, similar to all-purpose flour.
- To ensure the flour is clump-free, use a sifter.
- You can use either oat bran or rolled oats for this recipe.
- I prefer to use oat bran due to its nutritional value, but it’s up to you on what you like to use.
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