The longer you have been doing something, the more likely you are to do it on autopilot. When I was a manager, I used to have the second newest person train the newest person because she/he was the person that was most likely to still think about each step and remember to pass on ALL of the details. I was reminded of this recently when one of my children looked at my Egg Free Almond Cookies and said, “we have oat flour?” Well, technically no, we didn’t have oat flour. And then I realized that I forgot to share an important money saving tip!
Oat flour is expensive, but you can make your own very easily using old-fashioned (NOT quick cook) oatmeal. I use gluten-free whole grain oats, which allows me to create gluten-free oat flour, which is something I have never been able to find in our stores.
To make oat flour, add one cup at a time of old-fashioned or steel cut oats to your blender.
Pulse on high until it the oatmeal becomes the consistency of flour. If you don’t have a very powerful blender, let the blender come to a rest between pulsing it and use a spoon to stir the oats. I have a plain, 15 year old Osterizer blender and it takes me less than a minute to make oat flour:
- rolled oats, old-fashioned oatmeal, or steel cut oats
- Place 1 cup of rolled oats in a blender or food processor. Pulse on high until it the oatmeal becomes the consistency of flour, approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Repeat until you have as much flour as you need.
Please tell me that I am not the only one to cook on autopilot!
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