DIY: Homemade Oat Flour

Homemade Oat flour: perfect for gluten-free or low-carb baking.

Homemade oat flour: Make your own oat flour at home, with just one ingredient! | Pixiedustkitchen

The other day I was baking some cookies (which will be posted later this week!) and was a bit overzealous. Instead of making sure I had enough ingredients, I just started baking. I got everything together, mixed it all up, added the flour… and realized I was 1/2 cup short.

Rather than running back out to the store, (because seriously, gas is expensive here!) I saw my jar of oats from breakfast that morning and decided to make oat flour! And it couldn’t be simpler.  All you need is oats, (rolled or quick-cooking), and a food processor. I’m sure a blender would work just as well, you’ll just most likely have to blend the oats for longer than with a food processor.

Some quick notes:

  • This is not cup-for-cup, (as far as I know, I did not use it cup for cup. I used 3/4 cup for what would be 1/2 cup of all- purpose flour. I have not tried it exactly cup for cup.) so I would stick to using recipe that have been designed for gluten free flours.
  • This is not automatically gluten free. To make sure that your flour is gluten free, use certified gluten free oats.

So here’s what you do:

Homemade oat flour: Make your own oat flour at home, with just one ingredient! | Pixiedustkitchen

Gather your ingredients… I used store brand, old- fashioned rolled oats.

Homemade oat flour: Make your own oat flour at home, with just one ingredient! | Pixiedustkitchen

Place the oats in the food processor.

Homemade oat flour: Make your own oat flour at home, with just one ingredient! | Pixiedustkitchen

Blend, blend, blend for 2-3 minutes!

Homemade oat flour: Make your own oat flour at home, with just one ingredient! | Pixiedustkitchen

Until you have a fine flour.

I started with two cups of rolled oats, and ended up with 1 and 1/2 cup of flour. I store mine in a mason jar, but any air tight container will work.

Homemade oat flour: Make your own oat flour at home, with just one ingredient! | Pixiedustkitchen

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DIY: Homemade Oat Flour
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Easy homemade oat flour with just one ingredient!
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups oats
Instructions
  1. Place oats in bowl of food processor.
  2. Blend for 2-3 minutes, until oats are fine and crumbly, resembling wheat flour.

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4 Comments on DIY: Homemade Oat Flour

  1. Beth @ bethcakes
    January 27, 2014 at 1:07 pm (4 years ago)

    This is an awesome idea! I haven’t really experimented with other flours aside from all purpose and whole wheat, but I’ve been thinking about it recently. And I just got a food processor so this gives me another reason to play with it. 🙂
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  2. Rebecca @ Dorm Room Baker
    January 27, 2014 at 1:28 pm (4 years ago)

    This is actually such a lifesaver! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been baking and run out of one ingredient or another (flour is pretty common). I bet cookies taste even better with the flour combination just because it adds an extra layer of flavor and texture.
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