Oat Flour

Healthy Eating: Best Recipes That Can Be Made Using Oat Flour

Oat flour is used as a replacement for wheat or rye in a number of gluten-free recipes. Here are some of the best recipes made using oats.
NutriNeat Staff
Last Updated: Mar 7, 2018
We have often used oatmeal in our daily diet, but using oat flour is uncommon. This flour is made using whole oats as they can be finely or coarsely ground. Whole oat flour is more nutritious as it contains all the nutritional qualities of oats. It is often used as a substitute for any of the gluten-containing flour like wheat, rye, barley, etc. Although this flour does not exactly act like wheat flour, it is a safer substitute. If you do not suffer from gluten allergy, you can mix oat and wheat flour together.

Oat Cookies

Ingredients
  • 1 and 1/4 cups of oat flour
  • 2 and 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of melted butter
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Method of Preparation
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Add sugar and butter in a large bowl and beat until a creamy mixture is formed.
  3. Now beat an egg into this mixture and add vanilla extract.
  4. In another bowl, mix both flours and add baking soda.
  5. Add the mixture of flour to another mixture of butter and egg. Mix together until a homogeneous mixture is formed.
  6. Keep this mixture in refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.
  7. Take the dough out of the refrigerator. Sprinkle some flour on the board and roll the dough on it. You can roll according to the desired thickness of cookies.
  8. Cut the cookies in desired shapes using a cookie cutter. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie tray/sheet.
  9. You can bake for 5-8 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown.
  10. When done, remove from the oven and cool for 20-30 minutes.
  11. You can have the cookies right away or decorate them with frosting!
Oat Pancakes

Ingredients
  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1/4 cup of softened butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups of buttermilk
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Method of Preparation
  1. In a large bowl, sift the flour and baking soda. Add the softened butter to it until a soft homogeneous mixture is formed.
  2. Beat one egg at a time in this mixture. Now add buttermilk and mix the flour again to form a smooth mixture.
  3. If the mixture is very thick, add a bit of water for thinning. You can add water until you reach the desired consistency to make pancakes. Now add the vanilla extract.
  4. Keep the batter in refrigerator to set for 1-2 hours.
  5. Now pour the pancake mixture on a hot girdle or a glazed frying pan to form a single pancake.
  6. Fry for 1 minute or until the pancake is golden brown.
  7. Your pancakes are ready to serve/eat!
Oat Bread

Ingredients
  • 3 cups oat flour
  • 2 and 1/4 cups of gluten flour
  • 2 cups tepid water
  • 2 cakes of fresh yeast
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of sea salt
Method of Preparation
  1. Add yeast and gluten flour in the tepid water. Mix it together.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients (flour, salt, and honey) to make a dough. Knead the dough to make it smooth.
  3. Keep the dough aside for an hour for it to rise.
  4. Preheat the oven to 425 degree F
  5. Divide the dough in half and shape it in the form of a loaf.
  6. Keep the loaves on the baking sheet. Make small holes on the loaves with the help of a fork.
  7. Bake the bread in an oven for 25-30 minutes or until it turns golden brown.
  8. After the prescribed time, take it out from the oven and place on the rack to cool.
  9. The fresh bread is ready to eat.
You can try out different versions of these recipes by making alterations and using your creativity. Flour made from whole oats is a lot healthier, and hence, these dishes are a good choice for healthy eating.
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