Oats are commonly eaten for breakfast as oatmeal, which is made by boiling oats in water or milk. Oatmeal is often referred to as porridge. Oats are loaded with dietary fiber and have a range of healthy cholesterol-lowering properties. Oats are hailed as one of the easiest to use ingredients.
Oats are a vegan super staple due to all the great ways you can enjoy them. They help thicken gravies, work as healthy substitutes for refined flours and grains. You can add oats flour to whole wheat flour and make whole wheat oats chapati or paratha.
There’s no more efficient of a way to add oats to your breakfast smoothie for a delicious and nutritious start to your day. You can also bake cakes with oats flour. You can replace oats flour with whole wheat or all-purpose flour in baking. Recently, I baked amazing, super delicious Oats Chocolate Brownies with the combination of Old Fashioned Oats and Quick Cooking Oats.
Types of Oats – Quick cooking oats and Old fashioned oats
Quick cooking oats are rolled oats that have been coarsely chopped. Breaking them down into smaller pieces enables them to cook more quickly. They are the saving grace of a hectic, time-crunched morning, they’re also more processed.
Old fashioned oats are rolled whole-grain oat kernels. In quick cooking oats, on the other hand, the oat kernel is first cut into smaller pieces before being rolled. This makes it much easier for quick oats to absorb water than an old fashioned oat. You can visibly see the size difference.
How to make Homemade Oats Flour :
Oat flour is the simplest flour to make at home, quick cooking or old fashioned oats and your high speed blender or food processor. Its done !!!!
You will need –
Oats – 1 cup ( Old Fashioned Oats, Quick Cooking Oats. You can choose any one)
- To make a oats flour, dry roast the oats on a slow flame till it turns crisp for 2 minutes. The oat flakes are toasted to remove moisture and make the oats shelf stable.
- Stir frequently and avoid burning the oats as it can give a very off taste.
- Transfer roasted oats to another plate and let it cool completely.
- Now blend in a grinder into a fine powder.
How to store Oats Flour?
Keep it in a cool, dry place in an airtight container. Oats flour lasts for about 4 months in the cabinet and 6 months in the refrigerator.