Oat flour is one of my favorite types of flour to use when I’m making homemade dog treats.
If I’m not using it as the main flour in our dog treats then usually I’m using it for some part of it!
Oat flour is super easy to bake with and it goes with so many popular dog-safe ingredients like pumpkin, peanut butter and apples.
It’s also easy for most dogs to digest and they love the taste of treats made with oats.
But before you run to the store to buy oat flour, check your cupboard to see if you have any oats!
It’s a lot cheaper to just make your own oat flour from home than to buy a bag of it from your local grocery store!
Can Dogs Have Oat Flour?
Oat flour is an excellent choice for making dog treats.
It’s gluten-free, low in sugar flour and most dogs can tolerate it well.
Oat flour is also packed with essential antioxidants, vitamins and minerals like Vitamin B1, B6, Copper, Folate, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Selenium and Zinc.
As with most new foods, if your dog has never had dog treats made with oat flour, you’ll want to slowly introduce it to them.
How To Make Oat Flour For Homemade Dog Treats
Making homemade oat flour is SO easy!
All you need is whole rolled oats, a food processor or high-speed blender and a storage container!
Make sure that you’re using old-fashioned whole oats and not steel-cut oats or quick oats.
- place the oats in your food processor or blender
- blend until the oats form into a very fine flour
- you’re done!
Is homemade oat flour gluten-free?
It is if you used gluten-free oats!
Oats are normally gluten-free but only if they’re processed in a gluten-free facility.
How Much Flour Will My Whole Oats Yield After Blended?
1 cup of whole rolled oats will give you about 3/4 cup of flour.
How To Store Oat Flour
If you’re making a large batch of oat flour for future dog treat recipes, you can store the flour in an air-tight container for about 3 months.