The reason why I make my own oat flour is that 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, bread and for breading fried foods. Oat flour is nutritious, healthy, delicious and gluten-free.
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!