As a part of the vegan food-blogging community, it is inevitable that one will stumble across a great variety of gluten-free options. Plant-based eaters are always conscious of eating what is best for our bodies. To many, opting out of consuming gluten has provided great benefits. Though we do not typically eat gluten-free, we have found one of the easiest ways to make virtually any baking recipe gluten-free using one simple, healthy ingredient: steel cut oats.
Oats are typically gluten-free, although there has been some debate about cross-contamination in factories, which may result in some oats having traces of gluten. If avoiding gluten is a concern, make sure that the oats you purchase are certified gluten-free. If you are just hoping to add a slightly nutty flavor to some of your favorite baked goods, any oats will do!
This recipe can be make using any amount of oats. A high-speed blender, such as the dry blender Vitamix, seems to do a great job with about 1 cup of oats at a time. Simply place the oats inside the blender…
The resulting flour will have a fine, powdery texture. It can be used for any baking desire. We have found that when we are not trying to make something exclusively gluten-free, substituting oat flour for half of the flour called and using half all purpose flour makes great food with a unique flavor and texture. Whatever your needs may be, enjoy making homemade oat flour, which can be made in minutes with ease!