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Old 03-04-2008, 05:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Can oat flour be substituted for white flour in baking recipes?

If yes, how much oat flour per cup of white flour?
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No. Oat flour does not contain gluten, so in most baking recipes it, by itself, will not work. Combined with gluten, it will usually work.

In non-baking recipes, like for making gravy or breading meat, it works just fine.

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as cristeen said, oat flour doesn't contain gluten, so if you were making a quick bread for example, you would need to mix it with a flour that does. You can substitute up to 25% of the recipe, usually, without much other tweaking. Depending on what I'm making, I sometimes up the leavening. You just have to play around with your recipe, some people, like me, don't mind a slightly heavier baked item. HTH!
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It depends on the recipe. In something like pancakes it should work fine in a 1-1 substitution. In a bread or muffin recipe, you may need to play around with the proportions of liquid vs dry ingredients to get a similar texture.

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