Monday, December 6, 2010

Oat Flour

Oat Flour is great to use because it is full of nutritional value, and it's gluten free! Unfortunately it can be pretty pricey since it's considered a specialty item, but I have a quick and inexpensive solution! Make your own oat flour, it couldn't be easier. Just take whole oats and blend until' it turns to a powder.
I tried it in my blender, but my food processor worked much better for me. I've also read that some people have used their coffee grinder as well. Then just store your freshly ground oat flour in an airtight container. This is great to use in meatloaf or bread coating recipes. Since it is gluten free it won't act the same as wheat or other flours would when you bake with it.
Some people claim that by using half oat flour and half wheat flour their recipe turns out fine, however I haven't tried it yet. I will be experimenting with some baking recipes and I'll make sure to share any success I might have. Have you used oat flour in a recipe and were pleased with the outcome? If so, please share in the comments below.

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