How to Make Oat Flour

The reason why I make my own oat flour is because it’s super easy and costs less than buying it from the grocery store. A bag of oat flour costs about twice more than homemade.


Simply process the oats to a powder in your food processor. Sift the flour to get rid of any oat fragments that weren’t completely pulverized–you may process the fragments again to obtain more flour. Store the flour in an airtight container in a dark, cool place. Rolled oats yield fine white flour. Steel-cut oats–my favorite–give a nuttier, somewhat darker and coarser flour similar to whole wheat flour.

Oat flour is great in all kinds of baked goods such as muffins, cakes, cookies, biscuits, breads and for breading fried foods. Oat flour is nutritious, healthy, delicious and gluten-free.

What else
Oats have been used cosmetically for hundreds of years. Put a cup of oat flour in your bath or mix a small amount with water and use it as a facial cleanser or mask for gorgeous, glowing skin.

P.S. I’m very excited about the very talented guests who will be sharing their expertise with us starting next Thursday and through the last Thursday of the year :-) Stay tuned!


9 Responses to “How to Make Oat Flour”

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    Bridgett — 10/28/2010 @ 11:48 pm

    Excellent idea! Oat flour (and all specialty flours) are just so expensive. I am taking your lead and making my own in the future.

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    Nisrine Merzouki — 10/29/2010 @ 12:22 am

    They sure are!! As much as I love specialty flours I hate their price.

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    Bryan — 10/29/2010 @ 12:47 am

    I have never made Oat Flower, this is right up my alley though!

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    Sanura — 10/30/2010 @ 3:02 am

    Quite honestly, it's the simplest ideas such as how to make oat flour that are truly appreciated.

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    Reeni — 10/31/2010 @ 12:19 am

    I buy oat flour all the time – it never even occurred to me to make my own. Genius!

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    A Canadian Foodie — 10/31/2010 @ 3:25 pm

    Greaat informative post – I use my thermomix to make my own flours – but I am right there with you!
    (lovely tart shells,, too!

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    Carina — 11/01/2010 @ 5:40 am

    Thanks Nisrine, I have never given making my own oats flour a thought. Here goes!!

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    Caffettiera — 11/01/2010 @ 4:11 pm

    I love oat flour. Thanks for sharing the method! I love using it for cleaning my skin as well, it has huge soothing qualities.

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    Nicky — 08/30/2012 @ 7:01 am

    Wow! Brilliant! I’ve been phoning every health shop and only one place has it but its so expensive! To make one batch of gluten free challah bread will cost about R100, that’s about $11. Can’t wait to try it:)

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