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How to Make Oat Flour

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Easily learn how to make oat flour. Whether you eat gluten free or not, oat flour adds a lovely taste and texture to your baking.
A pile of oats and oat flour.

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Hi Bold Bakers!

Whether you eat gluten-free or not, learning how to make your own oat flour is satisfying and adds a lovely taste and texture to your baking. Be sure to check out my other two gluten-free flours, Almond Flour and Chickpea Flour, too!

Making your own gluten-free oat flour couldn’t be easier, and all you need is one ingredient — oats! Even if you aren’t gluten-free, oat flour recipes are absolutely delicious. It’s a fantastic flour substitute, but it also gives a great texture and flavor to cakes, cookies, my homemade oat flour pancakes, and loads of delicious desserts! 

I’m sure you have plenty of questions about baking with oat flour versus all-purpose flour, so let’s get into the nitty-gritty! 

A pile of oat flour on parchment.

What Type Of Oats Should I Use?

If you’re wondering what kind of oats can be used to make this flour, the answer is old-fashioned rolled oats or quick-cooking oats. All you have to do is pour your oats into a blender or food processor (one of my savvy Bold Bakers even mentioned using a coffee grinder!) and blend until the oats turn into a fine powder, not unlike AP flour. 

How Much Oat Flour Equals Regular Flour?

This flour has a different density and texture than AP flour. If your recipe calls for 1 cup of regular white flour, substitute it for 1 1/3 cup of oat. If the batter or dough seems too stiff, add a little more liquid. Get the full recipe down below.

Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips

  • Be sure to sieve the flour after you blend it to remove any lumps of oats.
  • Flour made from oats works wonderfully in recipes that call for eggs. Since it is gluten-free, eggs add the missing structure to a recipe. 
  • When baking with oat flour, especially pancakes, I let the batter rest to make sure all the ingredients have the time to meld together. 

How Do I Store Oat Flour?

You can store your flour in an airtight container for up to 8 weeks! If you pop it in the fridge, it will also have a longer shelf-life.

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How to Make Oat Flour

4.64 from 19 votes
Easily learn how to make oat flour. Whether you eat gluten free or not, oat flour adds a lovely taste and texture to your baking.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Easily learn how to make oat flour. Whether you eat gluten free or not, oat flour adds a lovely taste and texture to your baking.
Author: Gemma Stafford

Ingredients

  • Rolled oats (not steel-cut oats)

Instructions

  • Using a high powered blender blend the oats for roughly 2 minutes until fine and the consistency of flour.
  • Sieve the oat flour to remove any lumps of oats.
  • Store in a labeled airtight container for 8 weeks or even in the fridge

 

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samira
samira
2 years ago

Hey can I use quick oats instead?

Linda Wenger
Linda Wenger
2 years ago

Can steel cut oatmeal be used to make flour? I accidentally bought some when I meant to pick up quick oatmeal.

Amy McGee
Amy McGee
2 years ago

Can I use a coffee grinder to blend this?

Camille
Camille
3 years ago

Hi Gemma! I want to dp some of your recipes but the ones that I want takes oat flour and I can’t make some right now. Is it possible to buy some at the store?

Eileen Maser
Eileen Maser
1 day ago

Do you have to add cream of tartar or vinegar to make it rise?
Salt, baking powder and baking soda to make self rising flour?

Malvinna
Malvinna
1 month ago

I just made my first batch of oat flour, I’m hoping to use some for banana oat pancakes today!

Fiona
Fiona
1 year ago

Hi Gemma, Ive been loving all of your recipes, thank you for sharing them! Theres one thing that Im curious though, can I use oat flour if the recipe calls for almond flour? If so, what is the ratio?

Macy
Macy
2 years ago

Hi! I’m planning to bake a yeast bread with ap/bread flour but want to replace some of it with oat flour. How much of the ap/bread flour do you suggest i subsitute with oat?

I’ve been a longtime fan of your channel btw! Keep sharing your recipes pls, they’re so satisfying to watch and fun to make!

Diana
Diana
2 years ago

Will instant oats work as oat flour?

Jeetu
Jeetu
2 years ago

Hi, have been following you for a while…you are so amazing…that for wonderful stuff.

2 questions

1. Do we have to roast oats before grinding or after grinding for your no bake cookies recipe?
2. Can we take any other type of oats…or it has to be rolled oats only?

Thanks so much

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