What is oat flour?
The ground up oat kernels from the whole grain oat. This means it includes the bran, germ and endosperm.
What health benefits does oat flour have?
Oats are a real powerhouse food if you’re looking to:
- Build lean muscle (high in protein)
- Keep your digestive system moving (high in fiber)
- Lowering your carbohydrate intake (lower in carbs than most other grains)
They even help reduce cholesterol levels in the body.
How do I use oat flour?
You can use oat flour in baking by substituting it for part of the white whole wheat or all purpose flour. You can also use unground oats in baking as well as to make traditional oatmeal.
What kind of oat flour should I buy?
A brand that has the only ingredient being ‘Whole Grain Oats’. You can buy specified gluten-free oats and oat flour if you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. I always buy Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Oat Flour – 22 oz