After posting some oat flour recipes (like my Apple Crumble Cake) I've gotten quite a few emails asking me how to make oat flour, where to buy oat flour or what you can use if you don't have it.
It's super simple to take whole rolled oats and turn them into oat flour - and you only have to make as much as you're going to use!
So simple, I can't even call it a recipe - infact!
Oat flour can be used in a wide variety of recipes, though it should generally be mixed with other flours to get the best results.
As you use whole oats, the flour contains the same nutritional content - so it's a win win!
So how do you make your own oat flour?
First you need to choose your weapon of choice. You can make oat flour in a:
- food processor
- magic bullet
- spice/coffee grinder
If your recipe calls for xx grams of oat flour, you'll need the same amount of whole oats. Generally speaking, I find 1 cup of whole oats yields a cup of oat flour (or near abouts) so that's what I do.
If you make more oat flour than your recipe calls for or just want to have some on hand, store it in an airtight container in a cool dry place if you're using it soon or store it in the freezer to extend its shelf life.
This week you can expect a recipe using oat flour, so keep your eyes peeled!
So tell me, how was your weekend?