After today’s “How To”, oat flour will be your new BFF “Best Freaking Flour” (Not a popular term, but I’m hoping it takes off!). Oat flour is used for a variety of reasons, besides the fact that it’s super healthy and oh-so-easy to make, it’s beneficial and handy to keep around the pantry.
Oat flour can be used in both sweet and savory dishes, but can also be used to make DIY face masks and scrubs! The possibilities are endless, and once you see how easy it is to make this, you’ll be super popular among your friends. You know, if your friends are impressed by you using a blender and measuring cup.
I hope you have a pen with a ton of ink and a ream of paper handy, because this ingredient list is MONSTROUS!!!
Rolled Oats (Or steel cut oats, I used Quaker Oats )
Air Tight Bag/Plastic Container
Okay, so I was kidding about the long list, don’t mind my sarcasm.
Here are the step-by-step pictures of how I made my oat flour –
I started with oats I had in my pantry.
Next I took my hand measuring cup and measured out 1 cup (you can definitely make more, but I already had oat flour I had made previously, but you can make as much as you want!)
I brought out the blender and added my cup of Oats. Now I know you know what a blender looks like, I’m just showing you which blender I have and the speeds I have. I’m using the “GRIND” option on my blender. Now, you can make this a much easier process if you have a coffee bean grinder. Works the same as a blender if not better! I think a coffee grounder works better because I have tried the food processor but it didn’t work as well, there were still some pieces off oats left in the flour 🙁
Blend on GRIND until you have a powdery consistency, don’t worry if it’s not all “powdery”. I’ll show you how to get them most of your flour.
I let it blend on GRIND mode for about a minute. It should look like this.
Now grab your sifter (mine looks like this, it’s not a fancy expensive one, but it does the trick)
Start sifting away!
It should look like this when you’re done.
These are all the oats that were left behind in large pieces. That’s fine you can just add them back into the blender and grind them one more time.
Finally got all those pieces nice and powdery.
Sift it again.
The oat flour should be fine, not course. Like this.
This is what the final product should look like.
You should be left with a fine, powdery residue on your hand. That will show you that it’s the right consistency.
Make sure you store in a Ziploc bag or air tight container.