Oats are the most fascinating garin on earth.
Oat’s beauty is dizzying,
Its taste is embracing,
Its texture is sweeping.
It has a magnificent history of worldwide journeys.
It’s unique and blends in a lot of moments in the kitchen.
I love grinding oats into flour with which I do wonders.
Originally oat is gluten free, but there are some people who suffer from celiac and are sensitive to a number of components in it.
Oats usually grow in proximity to wheat fields or in rotation in the same field, therefore it might contain gluten.
That is the reason why on the supermarket shelves you can find both gluten and gluten free oats.
So if you don’t suffer from celiac or you’re not highly sensitive to wheat,
There’s no reason why you would purchase gluten free oats since it’s more expensive than the one that grows in a gluten environment.
Oats is an amazing grain,
Our body will thank us for any encounter with it.
It contains a wide variety of minerals and fibers.
It has its own character,
It absorbs flavors and fluids,
And its texture changes according to the recipe and becomes its own experience.
In my kitchen I really love keeping oats in three state of matter,
Whole and rough oats,
Instant oats that’s suitable for porridge,
And oat flour.
Oat flour can be grinded with both whole and instant oats.
Oat flour is magical and exciting,
And it’ll grant you a fabulous experience in the kitchen.
Oats are the easiest to grind into flour.
Oats will grind in almost any blender and a simple spice mill and the magic will occur instantly.
Whoever prefer not to grind their oats on their own,
Can purchase it as flour in most nature and herbal stores.
But there is no doubt that grinding your oat flour at home will provide a much fresher and cheaper flour than the pre-made ones you buy.
I recommend you to try, you might just succeed 🙂
Let’s learn together how to grind oats into flour at home easily and quickly,
So that you too will have a fabulous oats flour jar waiting for you in the pantry or fridge.
Happy oat flour days 🙂
How to Grind Oat Flour at Home?
- ½ cup oats steel cut / rolled
- Put in the blender / spice mill / coffee grinder / shake container ½ cup of oats and grind well until forming flour. Pay attention- we want to get a very fine flour just like a cloud and with no visible crumbs.
The amount of oats very much depends on your blender’s size and abilities.
I recommend starting with a small amount and grinding it. If you see that your device has a bigger capacity- go for it.
A little extra from me:
- If you choose to grind in a simple shake cup, take the smallest one out of your options. Turn the device on for one minute, take the cup out of the device, give it a good shake, put it back in the device and turn it back on for another minute. You should get a very very fine flour.
- How to store the oat flour that we had ground at home? The flour can be kept in a jar or a sealed box in the pantry or the fridge. Kindly notice that the flour will remain fresh for about three months in the pantry and for six months in the fridge. With that said, I recommend grinding the oats into flour close to the time of making the pastry and in the needed amount, this way we’ll have a fresh and good flour, since the freshness of the flour affects the pastry’s taste and texture.
- All kinds of flour can be purchased in nature stores and supermarkets and this way avoid grinding it at home. Purchasing pre-made flour does not promise freshness, and of course its cost will be higher.
- Can be grind in a fast grind or pulses according to the strength of your blender / grinder / mixer.
I’m warning you, it’s going to be love at first site and there’s no going back.
A few amazing recipes containing oat flour:
Cocoa Petit Beurre in a panini press
Chicken Balls in a Kosher Rose Sauce
Chocolate Coffee Cookies That Turn to Tiramisu
French Fries & Beef Candies in Maple Syrup
Vegan & Dreamy Chocolate Chips Cookies