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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.

Hi Bold Bakers!

Welcome to the third installment of my Bold Baking Boot Camp. This week we are making our own Gluten Free Flours including Oat Flour, Almond Flour and Chickpea FlourLast week, I shared a Sugar Substitutes Chart and the week before I shared my Weight Conversion Chart

You don’t have to eat gluten free to use nut and oat flours in baking. They are a very common ingredient in today’s world. They give great texture and flavor to your cakes, cookies and recipes in general. I’m going to show you how to make 3 of the most popular gluten free flours with ease and tell you how you can substitute them.

It’s great to know how to make your own ingredients just like this flour. Whether certain ingredients are available in your county or you find you are just plain out of an ingredient remember you can actually make a lot of them yourself. In my Bold Baking Basics series you can find out how to make many ingredients like cake flour, brown sugar, self raising flour and much much more.

Important Note: All of the flours I’m going to show you can replace regular white flour in recipes like cakes, cookies, crepes, cupcakes, etc. However because of their different texture and density you generally don’t substitute a gluten free flour for the same amount of a nut flour, 1:1. Gluten free flours aren’t generally as fine as regular white flours so they will absorb liquids differently and that’s why you will use less flour to counter that.

How to Substitute Oat Flour:

Substitute 1 cup of regular white flour for 1 1/3 cup Oat Flour. Note if it seems too stiff then use less and also you can add more liquid.

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Make more gluten free flours including Almond Flour and Chickpea Flour.

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How to Make Oat Flour

4.67 from 6 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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Tina Stevens
3 months ago

When making oat flour should I use quick oats or old fashioned?

Shenique Hines
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6 months ago

Hi
I am wanting to bake cookies with oat flour would you happen to know a ratio for how much I should use compared to a.p. Flour

Peggy
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Peggy
7 months ago

I have a question, I saw old fashion oats at the store but was very if they don’t say gluten for then they have gluten in them. What do i need to get, regular old fashion or something special. Thank you, love your recipes.

Camille
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Camille
10 months 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?

Pattie Jns
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Pattie Jns
10 months ago

Gemma, I have a bread machine. I mixed oatmeal flour with my bread flour. I use 1 1/3 cup of oat flour and 2 1/2 cup of bread flour. and 1 1/4 of water. plus 2Tablespoon of Flax seed. and the rest of the recipe. what should I have done with the oatmeal flour, the bread did not rise as high as usual. i thought I used your chart correctly. please advise what to do. there was oats,salt, honey, dry milk 2Tablespoons, and 2 teaspoon of active dry yeast in the recipe. normal ratio of bread flour was 3 3/4… Read more »

Tom
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Tom
10 months ago

Hi Gemma. Great site thank you. What flour would best for baking bread?

Désirée
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Désirée
1 year ago

Is it true that to break the oats makes them less healthy? I’ve heard that one’s body processes quick oats and oat flours like sugar. . .
Désirée

Sadie
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Sadie
1 year ago

How many oats will make how much oat flour? I heard something about the volume increasing, and I’m not sure exactly how the measurements work (I don’t like making more than I need of something, and less wouldn’t really work, now would it?)
Thanks,
— Sadie

Kojo
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Kojo
1 year ago

Hi Gemma can i use oat flour for the microwave muffins? And can you please help me out with some measurements. Thank you

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Hi gemma, I like measuring my ingredients for baking. Can you tell me the measurements for 1 cup of oat and almond flour? Thank you ????

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