Need oat flour for a recipe? It’s so easy to make your own oat flour at home. The only things you need are rolled or quick oats and a food processor or blender.
Clearly I’m an oat lover! I share monthly baked oatmeal recipes, overnight oats have been an obsession of mine for years and I love enjoying a creamy oat milk latte. And if you’ve made some of my baking recipes, I’m sure you’ve seen oat flour pop up in the ingredient list more than once.
You can pick up store bought oat flour in most grocery stores, but it’s so simple to make, I thought I should share how to make your own oat flour at home.
Health Benefits of Oat Flour
Like rolled oats, oat flour is high in fiber, vitamins and minerals. It’s a nutrient dense source of carbohydrates – meaning yes, it’s still a carb like regular white flour, but it’s packed with nutrients and not empty carbs.
Oats are naturally gluten-free so if you need a gluten-free flour, this could be your substitute. Although, it’s important to note that oats are commonly cross contaminated with gluten so be sure to grab oats that are labeled as gluten-free if you have an intolerance. If you have celiac disease it’s really important to make sure the oats you’re using are certified gluten-free and not processed in the same facility with other grains that do contain gluten.
How to Make Oat Flour
Making oat flour at home is so easy. Just measure out quick or rolled oats and put them in a high speed blender or food processor.
Process until the oats are ground into a fine, flour consistency. That’s it!