Making your own Oat Flour is easy, simple, and cheaper than using store-bought versions. It also allows you to make your Oat Flour fresh, whenever you’re ready to bake. All you need are some Rolled Oats, also known as Old Fashioned Oats, and a high-powered blender. I use a Vitamix, with the regular container. There is a special “flour” grinding container you can purchase as an add-on. But I find the regular container works great. When grinding flours, the grains will scuff the inside of your blender container. Especially if you do it often. Personally, that doesn’t bother me. But if you’d like to keep your blender container scuff-free, a second container specifically for grinding flours would do the trick.
When you’re ready to make Oat Flour, the most important thing is a clean DRY container. If your container is wet at all, the oats will stick and not cycle through properly. You won’t get a nice fine flour, and your motor will work overtime trying to blend with globs of wet oats stuck at the bottom.
Then, all you need to do is add your oats to the blender container and blend on high. It will only take about 30 seconds to a minute to get a fine oat flour with 2 cups of oats. You can blend more than 2 cups at a time of course. Just remember to stop the blender every 10-20 seconds and scrape or knock down any oats or flour getting stuck to the insides of the container. You want to make sure all of the oats are hitting the blades and cycling through for and even, fine flour. Once you see the fine, powdery flour appear, stop the blender. Your Oat Flour is ready to use in all of your favorite recipes!
A few of our favorite Oat Flour recipes
- Healthy Vegan Energy Balls – Date Sweetened
- Vegan No Bake Peanut Butter Date Cookies
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Dough Balls
- Coconut Goji Protein Balls
Whatever you make with your freshly ground Oat Flour – we’d love to see it! Show us your stuff on Instagram #plantednoshery. Or leave a comment below. Happy baking – Enjoy!
How To Make Oat Flour
- 2 cups Rolled Oats (also known as Old Fashioned Oats)
- Add 2 cups of Rolled (Old Fashioned) Oats to you clean high powered blender container. The container and blades must be completely dry. Turn on the blender to HIGH and blend for 30-60 seconds, or until the oats become visibly fine and powdery – your perfect oat flour. Stop the blender and knock down the sides as needed, to ensure all of the oats are hitting the blades and cycling through evenly. Once your flour is fine and consistent throughout, it is ready for use in all of your favorite recipes. Note: Blend for short periods and stop to scrape or knock down any oats or oat flour getting stuck on the insides of the blender container. Do not over blend the flour, and pay attention to the temperature of the blender container. If blended too long, the container can become quite hot.