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Naturally gluten free oat flour is popular in baking (you can even make it at home!) Here are the best oat flour recipes to make with this healthy flour.

Oat flour recipes
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Oat flour has become quite popular in gluten free cooking: and for good reason! It’s a healthy substitute for all purpose flour, and it’s easy to make at home. You can use it in all sorts of recipes: pancakes, waffles, muffins, fruit crumbles and crisps, and more! Alex and I often make oat flour “on demand” for our recipes by just whizzing up however much we need in our food processor! Here’s how to make it at home, then our top 10 favorite oat flour recipes for ways to use it.

How to make oat flour

Oat flour is so easy to make, it’s literally only one step. (Yep, that’s why we love it!) Here’s how to make it:

  • Place 2 cups rolled oats in a food processor or high speed blender. Blend for several minutes until a fine flour forms. 1 cup of rolled oats equals 1 cup oat flour, so here you’ll get 2 cups.

One final thing to note is that oat flour is not a 1 for 1 substitute for all-purpose flour. You’ll need to use oat flour recipes that are especially designed for using it. The gluten in all-purpose flour provides lift in baked goods, but oats are very dense. So unless a recipe has been designed for oat flour, we don’t suggest trying it as a flour substitute.

So, don’t substitute it in our pizza dough or sourdough bread and expect it to work! Instead, look to these oat flour recipes that we’ve designed to work especially with this special flour. Ready to get cooking?

And now…our top oat flour recipes!

There are two types of oat flour recipes below: some call for it as a raw ingredient. In others, you’ll make oat flour out of rolled oats while you’re blending up the batter with other ingredients.

Nutrition benefits of oats

There are lots of great things about eating more oats! Eating more of this healthy whole grain is a perfect choice for busy mornings, be it a big bowl of oatmeal or one of the recipes above. According to the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, oats:

  • Are high in fiber
  • Can reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Can be helpful for weight control
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Apple oatmeal muffins

Apple Oat Flour Muffins


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x

Description

Want to eat oatmeal on the go for breakfast? Try these apple oat flour muffins, made with oat flour, cinnamon, and maple syrup.


Ingredients

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  • 1 ½ cups oat flour (see Step 1 to make at home)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup milk (non dairy milk, for dairy-free), room temperature
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup neutral oil (sunflower, vegetable or grapeseed)
  • 1 cup diced apple (1 medium apple)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place muffin liners in a 12 cup muffin tin.
  2. To make the oat flour, place 1 ½ cups rolled oats in a food processor and process until it is very fine. (Note: Do NOT try this with steel cut oats, as they are a very different texture from rolled oats!)
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oat flour, oats, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, baking powder, and kosher salt.
  4. In another bowl, mix together the milk, egg, maple syrup, and vanilla, then gradually whisk in the oil.
  5. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until smooth. Allow to sit for 10 minutes while the oats re-hydrate.
  6. Meanwhile, dice the apple. After 10 minutes, gently fold in the apples to the batter. Then use a ¼ cup measure to spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until puffed and golden.
  • Category: Muffins
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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7 Comments

  1. Emily says:

    I just made this recipe. It’s delicious but I’m disappointed with how salty they taste. I used a tsp of kosher salt as directed and after eating they’re way too salty. My husband and I both like our food fairly flavourful but a full tsp is too much. I would say 1/2 or even 1/4 tsp at most. I’ve saved these by drizzling with caramel sauce.






    1. Sonja Overhiser says:

      Our apologies — this is a typo! This should be 1/2 teaspoon salt — we have updated the recipe. We are so sorry that this occurred! Thank you for letting us know and we take full responsibility. Thank you for ensuring it is updated for the future.

  2. Rena Reno says:

    I would like to learn to cook with oat flour. Have recipes.

  3. AbbeyRoad says:

    Well, I can see it!
    Try right at the foot of each card – I’d post a screen grab of this one if I could, but it starts ‘Nutrition facts’ and includes ‘Calories per serving: 205’
    You’re welcome! 🙏🏼

  4. Rachel says:

    There’s… no nutrition info? :(

  5. Rachel says:

    Hey! This recipe was amazing! Do you know approximately how many calories are in each muffin? Thanks so much :)

    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      Hi! The nutrition info is listed below the recipe card.