Homemade Oat Flour | When I was growing up, we lived in the middle of nowhere. The closest neighbor was around 2 miles away and my parents wouldn’t have had it any other way. We had 40 acres to ourselves allowing days of adventures through the woods, treks to the river banks, and plenty of time to hone our self sufficiency skills.Jump to Recipe
Town was about 15 miles or so away making last minute trips to the grocery store a non-option. Those were the days that we learned how to make bread from scratch, had chickens for eggs, and asked our closest neighbor for a cup of sugar if we needed it – seriously, why don’t we do that anymore?
There were several occasions when us kids would wake up begging for pancakes or skinny biscuits and we’d be out of flour. Rather than my mom telling us no (which she couldn’t sometimes) she improvised. She scooped a couple cups of oats, tossed them into the blender, and viola – flour.
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Now as an adult, I still do this when I’m just too lazy to go to the store. What can I say – I refuse to make a trip anywhere for 1 thing. It’s that “lazy environmentalist” in me.
Homemade Oat Flour
You guys! This is so easy to make.
If you are gluten free, this is a simple swap to any recipe that calls for all purpose flour. What’s even better about oat flour is that it’s a 1:1 swap. If a recipe calls for 1 cup of flour, you can sub 1 cup of oat flour. The texture will be slightly different but I’m sure you expected that.
Another important note, 1 heaping cup of oats will yield one cup of oat flour.
This is also one of those tasks you can include the kids. My son just LOVES to press the blender button. I think it gives him an enormous sense of power – whatever that looks like for a 35 lb. booger eater. Regardless, he loves helping me do anything and when I have a recipe that’s so simple even he can do most of the work, I call that a family time win.
Homemade Oat Flour
- High Powered Blender or Food Processor
- 1 cup Oats
- Take 1 cup or how ever much you desire of oats and blend in a high powered blender until oats are of a fine consistency. Stop and scrape the sides to make sure all oats get properly blended.
- Blend longer for a finer flour. It should only take a minute.
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