If you have been doing any kind of gluten free baking long, or even considering it, you know the list of flours required can get a bit daunting. Recipes can call for 3 different kinds of rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, plus gums and who knows what else! If you do not have them on hand good luck making them appear out of thin air. Gluten Free baking does require several different flours, but it is disappointing when you don’t have what you need! Today I have the answer! Well, an answer, for one flour. If your recipe calls for oat flour and you don’t have it on hand, no problem! Making your own oat flour is super easy and quick.
Making your own oat flour is so easy unless you end up using it all the time or want to make sure you have the finest oat flour available. I would not bother keeping premade oat flour around. All you need to do to make your own oat flour is to dump oats in a blender; blend them fine, and voila! Oat Flour!
Worried about oats not being gluten free? Go check out our post of whether oats are gluten free for answers!
How to get it done?
It is really that simple! Depending on your blender or how fastidious you are about it you will probably end up with some larger pieces of oats. For the recipes I use it in (like the delicious pancakes I’ll talk about tomorrow 😉 I think the texture variation is nice.
The higher end blenders like the Vitamix typically come with a Dry blade or container. These are designed to “mill” whole grains to a flour consistency. As I mentioned I have found a decent blender to do a perfectly good job.
1 cup of rolled oats yields about 1.25 cups of flour in my experience. You can easily use quick cooking or whatever version of rolled oats you have on hand. The only thing to note with a quick cooking style is that they may absorb liquid differently. Though you might have to adjust with a bit more liquid if necessary.
In the end making your own oat flour is super simple. There is basically nothing to mess up, just give it a whirl (dad jokes for the win) and have fun! This is also a great activity to do with your kids.
Make it a tasty day,