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How To Make Oat Flour

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Let me show you how to make oat flour at home in easy steps. It is super quick, easy, cheap and you would be happy you made this homemade gluten-free whole grain flour yourself. All you need is a blender, some oats and 5 minutes.

What is oat flour

Oat flour is the by-product of blended oats (quick or rolled old fashioned oat) to a powdery form which is then incorporated into everyday cooking and even used for skincare.

Oat is an essential pantry staple in every home, it is a simple ingredient that makes delicious breakfast in form of oatmeal, this is the popular way of eating it or baked treats as oat bread, cookies and many more.

Types of oat

There are about 7 types of oats and they are basically oats in different forms, texture, flavour and their different cooking times. Here in the UK, we love and mostly use the following

Instant oat

Rolled old fashion oat

Scottish oat

Other types include

Steel-cut oats: this is extremely popular in United states

Whole oat grout: the first result after hulling raw oat, still in its whole form just like brown basmati and pure basmati rice.

Then Oat flour, there is also raw oats but this is when it is freshly harvested and this won’t be sold for consumption until it has been processed to the types mentioned above.

Is oat healthy and good for you

The simple answer is YES! Oat is naturally gluten free, high in fibre known as Beta- Glucan

It is kind on your gut as it improves your digestive system

Oat is great source of vitamins

A great source of protein

It aids weight loss as it fills you up for longer and helps regulate blood sugar level

It helps lower blood cholesterol and a great addition to your diet if you are diabetic (check with your doctor and eat in moderation)

Oat is kind to the skin, oat flour mixed with honey and brown sugar can be used as homemade face mask. Cheap and you are sure what is going in it, no chemical jargons, natural and homemade. A DIY project you would be happy about

How to make oat flour

This is a simple and straight to the point DIY procedure, depending on the quantity you need I usually start with about 2 cups, I add it to a blender and blitz until the desired texture is achieved. 2 cups of rolled oat would yield 2 cups of oat flour

You do not need to use a high-speed blender for making oat flour, although it makes the job quicker and faster. I sometimes use my small smoothie blender which is 250W for this too when I am making a small batch.

rolled oat in a blender.

How to use oat flour in recipes  

It is a great first meal for kids as well, instead of spending a lot of money on jarred toddlers’ oatmeal that is packed full with preservatives, simply make yours at home and it keeps in the fridge for up to 48 hours

If you are Nigerian (African) and on a keto or low carb diet, you can use oat flour to make oatmeal swallow (recipe coming soon)

It can be used in place of flour for pancakes, apple crumble toppings, waffles, muffins, No-bake energy ball and oat bread

oat flour.

How to store

Store your DIY oat flour in an airtight container for up to one month. I prefer storing mine for few days or two weeks at most as it is easy to make and that way, the oat flour stays always fresh

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How To Make Oat Flour

Let me show you how to make oat flour at home in easy steps. It is super quick, easy, cheap and you would be happy you made this homemade gluten-free whole grain flour yourself. All you need is a blender, some oats and 5 minutes. Ingredients
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: homemade oat flour, how to make oat flour, oat flour, oat flour recipe
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Ajoke

Equipment

  • High Power Blender

Ingredients

  • 2 cups instant or rolled oat

Instructions

  • Add the oat to the blender and blitz until the desired texture (fine or coarse) is achieved. Do not over blend the oat so it doesn’t clump together.
  • Transfer the oat flour to an airtight container and store for up to 1 month.

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4 Comments

  1. Please where can I get oat to buy in Nigeria that I can now make by myself to oat flour

     
  2. Can I use oat for swallow?

     

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