Oat flour is a pantry staple for gluten-free baking! Use it in brownies, cookies, muffins, and more for delicious, naturally gluten-free treats.

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In this post you’ll find my tried and true, gluten-free oat flour recipes. These recipes have been tested over and over to ensure perfect results every time!

If you’re on the hunt for great oat flour recipes for a gluten-free diet, check out this roundup. I’ve gathered all of my favorite recipes for oat flour baked goods, including pancakes, brownies, cookies, and more.

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Note on Gluten-Free Oat Flour

Even though oats are naturally free of gluten, there is a high risk of cross-contaminating with wheat during the manufacturing process. This means that regular oats may contain gluten.

So if you want to make gluten-free oat flour recipes, it’s very important to use certified gluten-free oat flour. This is my favorite brand!

Certified gluten-free oats are safe for people with Celiac disease because they’re made in a separate facility. They’ve also been tested to ensure they contain less than 20 ppm gluten.

So when in doubt, look for the gluten-free label on any oat flour you buy at the grocery store! You can also make homemade oat flour in a food processor or high-speed blender, but you’ll need to buy gluten-free oats to make them.

What Is Oat Flour Best For?

Oat flour is a great alternative to regular flour, but only for certain types of recipes.

It’s perfect for brownies, cookies, muffins, and cakes, since it’s light, fluffy, neutral, and gluten-free.

However, I don’t recommend using it for yeast bread. Since it doesn’t contain gluten, it won’t give the bread the chewy texture and binding agent needed for great bread.

Learn more about when to use oat flour in my article substitute for oat flour. You can also learn how to make your own oat flour at home in my article how to make oat flour.

Oat Flour Recipes

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Easy, Oat Flour Pancakes
Fluffy and delicious oat flour pancakes! These gluten-free pancakes are packed with wholesome flaxseed, oats, and applesauce. They’re perfect for Saturday mornings!
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For another pancake recipe, try these gluten-free buttermilk pancakes!

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The Best Oat Flour Brownies
Chewy, moist, and fudgy! These EASY, one-bowl oat flour brownies are decadent, delicious, and naturally gluten-free!
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Oat Flour Waffles {Light & Crispy}
Light and crispy oat flour waffles! Made with whole-grain oat flour and other pantry staples, these waffles are delicious drizzled with maple syrup and melted butter!
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Easy, Oat Flour Banana Muffins
Light, fluffy, and moist oat flour banana muffins! These muffins are easy, versatile, and perfect for breakfast or snacking!
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The Best Oat Flour Banana Bread
Fluffy, moist, and wholesome! This delicious oat flour banana bread is naturally gluten-free and easy to make dairy-free!
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How to Make Oat Flour (Easy Blender Recipe!)
All you need are oats and a blender to make oat flour at home! Light, fluffy, and neutral in flavor, oat flour is a delicious in all kinds of baked goods!
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The Best Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
These oat flour chocolate chip cookies are SOFT & CHEWY with perfectly golden edges! They’re naturally GLUTEN-FREE and a total crowd-pleaser!
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Oat Flour Muffins (Endless Mix-Ins!)
Light, fluffy, and moist! These whole grains oat flour muffins can be customized in SO many ways and are perfect for on-the-go breakfasts or afternoon snacks. Add chocolate chips, berries, nuts, and more!
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FAQs

What can oat flour be used for?

Oat flour can be used as a healthy substitute for traditional flour in many different recipes, such as oat flour pancakes, oat flour banana bread, oat flour muffins, oat flour waffles, oat flour cookies, and oat flour brownies.

Can I use oat flour instead of all purpose flour?

Yes, oat flour is a healthy whole grain that can be used instead of all-purpose flour to make delicious desserts that are gluten free. Just keep in mind, it’s best to use a recipe that calls for oat flour specifically, rather than swap oat flour for all purpose flour 1:1.

What can be made from oatmeal flour?

Oatmeal flour can be used to make many delicious treats, such as chocolate chip cookies, brownies, banana cake, zucchini bread, other quick breads, and more. For best results, I don’t recommend using oat flour to make yeast bread.

How much oat flour does 1 cup of oats make?

One cup of instant oats or old-fashioned oats makes about 3/4 cup of flour. One cup of steel-cut oats makes about two cups of flour.

How do you make oat flour?

You can make your own oat flour using rolled oats, quick-cooking oats, or steel cut oats. All you need is a blender! To make, add a cup of whole oats to a blender and pulse until you get a fine powder. Store flour in an airtight container and use in your favorite oat flour recipes.

I hope you love these recipes as much as I do! If you try these oat flour gluten-free recipes, be sure to leave me a comment/rating below. I’d love to hear from you!

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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