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How to Make Oat Flour

Learn how to make oat flour at home to have on hand in your pantry and save money!

How to Make Oat Flour from What The Fork Food Blog

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So I’m doing something a little different today. I’m starting a new little series on the blog called “How To Tutorials”. I know, super clever and witty title right there. But really, I wanted something simple, straight forward and easy to find. I also didn’t want to peg myself down to posting on a certain day of the week seeing as I’ve been having  a hard enough time sticking to my regular Monday and Thursday posting schedule.

So, How To Tutorials it is. The first how to tutorial is How to Make Oat Flour. You’ve probably seen oat flour in a lot of gluten-free recipes. It’s also becoming pretty trendy with recipes on Pinterest like flourless cookies, blondies and lots of other delicious treats made with oat flour.

You can buy already made oat flour at the store for convenience, but it’s much more economical to make it at home. All you need is rolled oats or old fashioned oatmeal (certified gluten-free to keep it gluten-free) and a food processor. I use a Cuisinart 7 Cup food processor and it works great.

How to Make Oat Flour from What The Fork Food Blog

Making your own oat flour is an incredibly easy process. You just add the oats to the bowl of your food processor and let it run until it forms a fine powder. It only takes a minute or two depending on how powerful your processor is. It’s much more economical to make it yourself, especially if you’re going to be using a lot.

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How to Make Oat Flour

How to Make Oat Flour

Yield: 2 cups of oat flour
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Learn how to make oat flour at home to have on hand in your pantry and save money!


  • 2 C certified gluten-free oats*


  1. Place oats in the bowl of a food processor. Turn the food processor on and run until the oats have a fine powdery consistency.


You can use regular old fashioned or rolled oats if you don't need them gluten-free.

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Thursday 10th of September 2015

Can you tell me the substitution ratio for oat flour vs regular flour


Thursday 10th of September 2015

Hi Amber, it's hard to say exactly what the sub is because it's a little bit different if you're using it for a yeast bread recipe vs. a quick bread or cookie recipe. Generally, I wouldn't sub it 1:1 but I haven't used it enough in a variety of recipes to back that 100% because there are recipes that do call for just oat flour. You can read a little more here:

Elle @ Only Taste Matters

Friday 13th of March 2015

OMG! I don't know how I never thought of this! I even have a huge container of oats I am worried about using up before the expiration date. THANK YOU!

Amy | Canary Street Crafts

Wednesday 11th of March 2015

I love that you're doing these tutorials! I've purchased oat flour but never tried making my own. I have no idea why because it's so easy and much cheaper! I definitely need to try this and I'm looking forward to more tutorials!


Thursday 12th of March 2015

Thanks Amy! It's been something that I've been wanting to start for ages... just seems like there's never enough time!

Miz Helen

Sunday 8th of March 2015

Glad to have this method for making Oat Flour! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen


Saturday 7th of March 2015

Dear Sharon, I love this! Saving for later...what a great idea...who knew it was so easy to make?! Thank you for sharing. xo, Catherine

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