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CAN I MAKE OAT FLOUR BY FOOD PROCESSING OATMEAL?

cynthia7214's picture
cynthia7214

CAN I MAKE OAT FLOUR BY FOOD PROCESSING OATMEAL?

I live in a small town and the biggest store around me is over an hour away.  I don't use oat flour but I found a recipe that calls for it and I was wondering if I process oats in the food processor can I use that to replace oat flour?  If not what could I use?

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Caltrain

Steel cut oats can be blended into flour.

Rolled, quick-cooking, and instant oats, on the other hand, have been steamed and/or toasted at one point or another, so they may not give you the results you expect. They'll still blend nicely and make a fine addition to loafs, just not as a replacement for oat flour.

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Kitchen Barbarian

A coffee grinder might do a better job, though in smaller batches.