A lot of the healthiest recipes I have on this site use oat flour in place of regular flour. Although it has the word "flour" in it, there is actually no wheat in oat flour, and it's a much healthier option than regular flour. You can purchase oat flour, but I have never done so. It's easy enough to grind oats for oat flour yourself, plus it's practically free and will save you a trip to the store!
Here's how (full recipe below):
Simply start out with a blade grinder and ½ cup of oats.
Place oats in the blade grinder and grind for about 30 seconds, until the oats have turned into a fine powder, like flour.
- ½ cup oats (I have only ever used old-fashioned oats)
- Place oats in a coffee bean (blade) grinder. I recommend doing ½ cup oats at a time so as to not overfill the grinder.
- Grind oats to a fine, flour-like consistency, about 30 seconds give or take.
- That's it! You have your own oat flour!