Lately I’ve been using a lot of oat flour in my baked goods. I use it for breads and biscuits and our Sunday morning pancakes. And I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting in recipes that call for regular all purpose flour, by substituting some oat flour in (try substituting even 1-2 tbsp!). Studies have shown that oats and oat flour can help stabilize blood sugars, lower cholesterol and help you feel fuller longer. Oats are one of the only grains that have high amounts of both soluble and insoluble fiber too. It’s incredibly easy to make Oat Flour yourself in a food processor , and much much cheaper than store bought, so I’m sending out this quick tutorial so that you might be inspired to make it at home too.
First, use rolled oats or old fashioned oats. Measure out the amount needed (or pulse a larger quantity and store it for later use). Add the oats to a food processor.
Next, pulse it several times until it reaches the consistency of flour.
The oats only need to whir around in there for a minute or so.
Use what you need for your recipe and store any remaining flour in an airtight container.
That’s it! Oat flour is very versatile, so go ahead and experiment with your recipes. It imparts a slightly nutty flavor in baked goods and acts similar to whole wheat flour. It’s the perfect DIY pantry staple!