Quick Homemade Oat Flour

Finished easy homemade oat flour in less than five minutes

While making Peanut Butter + Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches, I was unexpectedly in a pinch for some oat flour. What may have been an unwelcome surprise was actually a pleasant opportunity to practice resourcefulness.

In true making it up as I go style, I took up the impromptu challenge of making homemade oat flour with what I had on hand, and it was a success! Yes, making your own oat flour is that quick and easy!

All it takes to make homemade oat flour is a high powered blender and oats. I used the dry grains container of my Vitamix blender and old fashioned rolled oats.

Vitamix dry grains container

The Vitamix dry grains container has blades that are pointed upwards, creating an ideal environment for grinding of dry ingredients. It is extremely versatile and I’ve used it for making powdered sugar and flours in a jiffy many times.

Vitamix dry grains container blades from above

Vitamix dry grains container blades from the side

The hardest part of making homemade oat flour for me is turning on the Vitamix. I usually plug in the blender and dial up the speed, but forget to switch the blender on using the hidden power switch.

Vitamix Power Switch

After measuring out the oats, I added them to the blender.

Oats in Vitamix dry grains container from above

Oats in Vitamix dry grains container from the side

Then, I ran the Vitamix on high (7-9) for 3 to 5 minutes until the entire batch of oats turned into a powder consistency.

Flour in Vitamix dry grains container vertical

And that’s it! Within 5 minutes, I made homemade oat flour and was back to working on the rest of my recipe.

Finished easy homemade oat flour in less than five minutes

If a fine, consistent powder is needed, you can optionally sift the flour. For my Peanut Butter + Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches, I kept the rougher consistency to add more texture to the peanut butter cookie crusts.

Oat flour is a perfect gluten-free alternative to white or wheat flour in baking and cooking, including muffins, pancakes, cookies, and waffles.

Quick Homemade Oat Flour
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Quick and easy homemade oat flour for gluten-free, healthy baking.

Servings: 1 cup Oat Flour
Author: Nina
Ingredients
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
Instructions
  1. Add the oats to a blender or food processor.

  2. Blend on high power for 3-5 minutes, until the entire batch of oats has turned into a powder.

  3. (Optional) Sift flour if consistent flour is desired.

Quick and Easy Homemade Oat Flour

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