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{Recipe} How about oat flour?


My friend and I were on the hunt for a more wholesome muffin not made with conventional white flour. We gave this recipe a try and I was quite pleased with the results.

And how about oat flour as opposed to all-purpose white? Firstly, there should be a distinction made between quick rolled oats and old fashioned rolled oats or steel cut. Think of the quick in oats not only as quick cooking but quick digesting. This isn’t a good thing because it causes a spike in sugar levels. What used to be a complex carbohydrate, which is a more lengthy process to break down, takes on some attributes of a simple carbohydrate. But in their best form, oats are a great source of phosphorus, fiber, zinc and magnesium to name just a few essential minerals to everyday health. Magnesium is drained from your body with sugar consumption so another point goes to oat flour over starchy white filler.

So here’s they are, Almond Butter Banana Nut Muffins.

  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 1/4 c. nut butter (I used almond butter)
  • 1/3 c. stevia (I plan to try using apple sauce next time)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c. oat flour (takes about two cups of whole oats thrown into your food processor or bullet)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. walnuts or pecans

oat flour, bananas, nut butter, yummy, wholesome


Recipe source: heathereatsalmondbutter.com



Author: whenwewereyoung...

A stay at home mom of two boys under two, love TED talks, swing dancing and of course, writing. When we were young is my sharing of motherhood, the beautiful, the ugly, the happy, the sad and the world my boys are growing up in.

3 thoughts on “{Recipe} How about oat flour?

  1. These look great! Can your family eat nuts? We have been using almond flour in our baking lately and things are turning out really tasty!

    • Love nuts, Jenn! I have yet to find a good and reasonably priced source for almond flour though. Where do you get yours?

      • I have been getting it at the bulk barn or I get bags of almonds from costco and grind my own. It is definitely expensive but we don’t eat a lot of baked goods so it is worth it for us. You could always mix it with another flour to make it go further. I made rob a paleo chocolate birthday cake this week. Delish!

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