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Oat Flour Recipes

Versatile, delicious oat flour is a gluten free baking staple. These gluten free oat flour recipes – including tender muffins, luscious cakes, simple fruit crisps, and more – are ones you’ll turn to again and again.

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Oat Flour Recipes

I’ve rounded up over 50 of my favorite recipes that include oat flour, my favorite gluten free flour that always performs beautifully in cakes, cookies, muffins, and so much more. Oat flour is such a powerhouse in gluten free baking because of its high fat content which helps to keep baked goods moist and tender. It can be substituted in many recipes in a 1:1 substitute by weight for all-purpose flour and is equally wonderful paired with one or two gluten free flours, or included in a 1:1 gluten free all-purpose flour mix.

Use oat flour to make a towering hummingbird cake that’s packed with juicy pineapple and crunchy walnuts and finished with a tangy cream cheese frosting. Or, use it to make a cinnamon-swirled (or blueberry) coffee cake that’s so buttery and moist you won’t be able to stop at one piece. Fold oat flour into gluten free chocolate chip cookies and chocolate chip cookie bars, use it to make a crisp and wholesome pie crust for an apple pie, or tuck it into a citrus-scented lemon loaf. There are so many great ways to use oat flour!

Oat flour is also one of the more affordable gluten free flours, and you can find packages of gluten free oat flour in most grocery stores. Make your own oat flour at home or pick up a bag to keep it even easier. I’m sure you’ll love baking with oat flour as much as I do!

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How to Make Oat Flour

Want to make oat flour? I’ve got you covered in my post that details exactly how to do it Want to learn more about oats? Read up on the benefits of oats and oat flour in this post. And yes, oat flour is gluten free! Look for certified gluten free oats or oat flour if you are gluten-sensitive to avoid any cross-contamination during processing.

Can I Use Oat Flour Instead of All-Purpose Flour?

Yes, you can use oat flour instead of all-purpose flour to turn your favorite recipes gluten free. However, it’s essential to keep in mind that oat flour weighs less than all-purpose wheat flour. If you have a kitchen scale, you can weigh your oat flour out to the amount called for in a recipe (another reason I love baking by weight!). If your recipe doesn’t have weight measurements included, you can substitute 1 ¼ cup leveled unpacked oat flour per 1 cup leveled unpacked all-purpose flour in recipes with decent results.

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50 + Amazing Oat Flour Recipes

Here are some of my favorite recipes that include oat flour, either alone or in combination with other gluten free flours. I’m always developing more oat flour recipes, so search for “oat flour” in the search box for even more oat flour recipes.

Cakes

Oat Flour Cake
This soft and moist brown sugar oat flour cake is topped with a tangy Greek yogurt frosting that's spiked with plenty of bright lemon zest.
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Oat Flour Chocolate Cake
Fluffy and moist, this perfect gluten free oat flour chocolate cake features a hint of coffee, buttermilk, olive oil, and brown sugar. Frost it with your favorite frosting for a decadent treat.
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Gluten Free Coffee Cake
This fluffy gluten free coffee cake features a cozy cinnamon swirl and more cinnamon in the warmly-spiced crumble topping. Easily made gluten-free with oat flour, you will love the texture, taste, and simplicity of this delicious coffee cake!
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Gluten Free Chocolate Layer Cake
A beautifully simple and delicious Gluten Free Chocolate Layer Cake made with a combination of oat and almond flour that bakes up perfectly each time. You don't need to save this one for special occasions – it's always welcome any day of the year.
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Blueberry Coffee Cake
Topped with a sweet cinnamony crumble, this gluten free blueberry coffee cake is packed with juicy blueberries in every bite.
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Gluten-Free Upside Down Nectarine Cake
A blend of oat and sweet rice flours creates a sturdy crumb to hold up late summer's last nectarines in this gluten-free upside down nectarine cake. Sweetened just with honey and made dairy-free with coconut oil and coconut yogurt, this cake is a keeper.
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Gluten-free upside down nectarine cake
Gluten-Free Upside Down Rhubarb Cake
A tender whole grain gluten-free cake is topped by rhubarb simmered in honey for a beautiful, naturally sweetened dessert.
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Gluten Free Chocolate Stout Cake
This dark and moist gluten free chocolate stout cake is a riff on Nigella Lawson's classic Guinness Chocolate Cake. It's made with plenty of (gluten-free) stout and capped with an irresistible cream cheese frosting.
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Gluten-Free Hummingbird Cake
This amazing recipe for Gluten-Free Hummingbird Cake is one you'll want to make again and again! A dense, moist, fruit-infused cake is topped with tangy cream cheese icing and sprinkled with toasted walnuts in a gluten-free take on a classic recipe.
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Gluten-Free Cranberry Cake
This gluten-free cranberry Christmas cake is a beautifully festive, sweet-tart cake made with loads of cranberries and balanced by a buttery, dense cake.
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Gluten-Free Rhubarb Cream Cake
This Gluten-Free Rhubarb Cream Cake is beautiful and delicious too — honey-sweetened rhubarb is paired with piles of whipped cream and layers of buttery gluten-free cake.
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Gluten-free rhubarb cream cake
Gluten Free Buttermilk Chocolate Cake
A lovely and simple gluten-free buttermilk chocolate cake with a sweet-salty peanut butter frosting. Just one bowl needed!
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Vegan Chocolate Bundt Cake
Make this simple vegan chocolate bundt cake that also happens to be gluten free when you're craving a bit of chocolate! No eggs, no problem! You won't need them for this gorgeously tender cake that's baked into a pretty bundt shape.
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A slice of vegan chocolate bundt cake.

Cookies

Oat Flour Sugar Cookies
Tender and buttery oat flour sugar cookies are as perfect in the holiday cookie tin as they are all year round. Naturally gluten-free oat flour plus pure vanilla extract, good butter, and sugar make these cookies stand out.
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Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies
A twist on classic chocolate chip cookies, these chewy Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies have a base of creamy sesame tahini and are studded with semisweet chocolate. They're naturally gluten-free and utterly delicious.
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Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Simple, not too sweet, and full of whole grains, these cookies are one of my favorites.
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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
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GF Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
This gluten free chocolate chip cookie bars recipe turns your favorite chocolate chip cookies into buttery little handheld bars. Packed with semisweet chocolate, a good amount of salt, and plenty of brown sugar, it's impossible to stop at one!
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Gluten Free Shortbread
These gluten free shortbread cookies are made with just one gluten-free flour – oat flour – for flavor and ease of prep. They are drizzled with a little melted chocolate to create cookie perfection!
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Muffins

Oat Flour Blackberry Muffins
Tender and packed with fruit, oat blackberry muffins are topped with a buttery streusel and welcome any time of the year.
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Oat Flour Banana Muffins
This recipe for the simplest oat flour banana muffins creates moist and banana-laden muffins that are packed with walnuts and have the tenderest crumb! All you'll need is naturally gluten-free oat flour, melted butter, and a few cozy spices including cinnamon and ginger.
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Gluten-Free Banana Bread Muffins
Oat flour banana muffins with browned butter and chocolate.
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Gluten-free banana bread muffin
Gluten-Free Rhubarb Muffins
Tender and wholesome Gluten-Free Rhubarb Muffins are so easy to make and make great use of seasonal rhubarb. Enjoy these on late spring into summer mornings for a special treat.
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Pumpkin Muffins
Cozy Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins are the perfect way to celebrate fall! Warming spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom and two simple gluten-free flours combine to make a delicious treat to welcome the season.
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Leftover Oatmeal Muffins
Tender, gluten-free Leftover Oatmeal Muffins are a great way to use up leftover oatmeal. A simple batter comes together in minutes.
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Gluten-Free Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins
Tender, sweet blueberry muffins lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg,
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Gluten-Free Oat Flour Blueberry Muffins
Simple and delicious blueberry muffins made with oat flour.
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Gluten-Free Brown Butter Cardamom Spice Muffins
Tender, lightly sweet, whole grain gluten-free cardamom-spice muffins that get their deep flavor from brown butter and maple sugar.
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Crisps

Cranberry Apple Crisp
This cranberry apple crisp is the perfect blend of tart cranberries plus sweet apples, topped with a gorgeously crisp and buttery gluten-free topping.
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Gluten Free Apple Crisp with Blackberries
This easy, Gluten Free Apple Crisp with blackberries recipe takes juicy apples and fresh blackberries and tucks them under a sweet, oat-strewn crust to make the ultimate fall dessert. Serve it plain, or with Greek yogurt!
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Gluten-Free Nectarine Crisp
This beautifully simple Gluten-Free Nectarine Crisp makes the most of summer's stone fruit! Add fresh rosemary for a lovely herbal touch.
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Gluten Free Double Apple Crisp
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Gluten-Free Apple Blackberry Crisp
Juicy blackberries and crisp apples combine to make a wonderful summer dessert. Vanilla ice cream to serve is nice but not necessary!
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Backberry-apple crisp

Pies

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie
A beautifully smooth, simple, and utterly delicious gluten-free and refined sugar-free rendition of a classic pumpkin pie — sure to be an instant favorite.
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Gluten-Free Apple Pie
A simple Gluten-Free Apple Pie made from the best of summer's apples. Lightly sweetened fruit is folded into a tender, flaky gluten-free crust.
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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie with Maple Sugar and Cream
Naturally sweetened pumpkin pie on a wholesome gluten-free crust.
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Breakfast Recipes

Oat Flour Waffles
Tender-crisp oat flour waffles are naturally gluten-free and full of whole grain goodness.
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Oat flour waffles
Oat Flour Cinnamon Rolls
These soft and fluffy naturally gluten-free oat flour cinnamon rolls topped with a smooth and tangy cream cheese icing are perfect for a spring brunch – and you can make them ahead and bake them off the morning you want to serve them.
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Oat Flour Pancakes
Tender and fluffy oat flour pancakes are made with, yep, just oat flour for a gorgeous naturally gluten-free breakfast option. A few other simple ingredients combine to make these delectable whole-grain pancakes that no one will be able to tell are gluten-free!
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Oatmeal Pancakes
Fluffy and filling, gluten free Oatmeal Pancakes need a place in your breakfast repertoire! Packed with oats and natural sweeteners, these will keep you going all morning long.
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Oat and Almond Flour Waffles
These delicious Oat and Almond Flour Waffles are so light and fluffy, just as a good waffle should be! Plus, they're made with just 2 wholesome and healthy gluten-free flours.
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Oat and almond flour waffles
Gluten Free Pumpkin Scones
Tender and lightly spiced Gluten Free Pumpkin Scones are packed with cozy spices and two simple gluten free flours. A glossy, maple syrup-spiked glaze is the perfect finishing touch.
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Cranberry Scones
Tender and lightly sweet, everything a good scone should be, these gluten-free cranberry scones are infused with orange zest and juicy cranberries, making them a worthy addition to any holiday table.
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Gluten Free Lemon Scones
Tender and lightly sweet, everything a good scone should be, these gluten free lemon scones are infused with the bright flavor of lemon.
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Quick Breads

Lemon Loaf
This simple, oh-so-tender Gluten Free Lemon Loaf is bright and fragrant with lemon. It has a wonderfully fluffy crumb made with oat and almond flours plus a secret ingredient: whole-fat yogurt.
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Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread
A classic pumpkin bread recipe, made gluten and refined-sugar free.
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Gluten Free Gingerbread
A lovely gingerbread cake that's homey and comforting, just in time to usher in December.
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Gluten-Free Applesauce Bread
This Gluten-Free Applesauce Bread is a perfect fall recipe! It's a lightly sweet, cake-y bread that's perfect for breakfast (with or without a swipe of cream cheese) or afternoon tea.
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Gluten Free Orange Cranberry Bread
This gluten free cranberry orange bread is packed with tart cranberries, sweet orange juice, and wholesome oat flour for a seasonal treat.
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Gluten Free Cornbread
A simple recipe for Gluten Free Cornbread that's as good on the Thanksgiving table as it is with a bowl of soup on a chilly fall evening.
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