Not to mention this oat flour is incredibly inexpensive to make! When you purchase alternative packaged flours, you’re purchasing the excess materials as well. If you can find whole, rolled oats in your local bulk bin section or in a larger container to stock up on, you’ve got everything you need to make your very own package free oat flour! One of my favorite things about this recipe is having fresh flour on hand. You can make a cup at a time (it’s a 1:1 ratio, even better) and avoid that stale flour taste. Oat flour is a healthy swap for all your vegan baked goods and adds a slightly nutty flavor. Note: while most oats are gluten-free, you will most likely want to buy certified gluten-free oats to make this oat flour 100% gluten-free.
Making oat flour from scratch is easy as, well, oat flour from scratch. You just need a working blender and about 2 minutes! I wanted to include this recipe on the site to give context to more DIY flours. So many all purpose flour alternatives come in overly packaged, difficult to recycle plastic (that usually ends up in the landfill.) Oat flour is an awesome substitute for regular flour in plant-based baking and you can feel great about swapping it into your next bake!
How to make package free oat flour
Making oat flour from scratch is easy as, well, oat flour from scratch. You just need a working blender and about 2 minutes!
makes: 1 cup | prep time: 5 min | : 5 | total time: 5 min
- 1 cup rolled oats (organic if possible)
- Pull out your blender. I used a small bullet blender, something with a sharp blade for best results. A food processor may work but you might not get as fine a powder.
- Pour in 1 cup of rolled oats. Blend on high for about 30 seconds. Open blender, shake mixture around to ensure even blending. Blend once more for 30 seconds – 1 minutes.
- Voila! Fine oat flour. 1 cup rolled oats yields 1 cup oat flour. You can use immediately or store in a very airtight container for 1 – 2 months.
For substituting oat for regular flour, you can usually sub 50% for similar results. Make sure to test any recipe for a 100% oat flour substitution.