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- Oats are a whole-grain food, known scientifically as avena sativa.
- Oatmeal is very filling to a healthy diet.
- Oats are rich in carbs and fiber, but also higher in protein and fat than most other grains.
- Oat flour is significantly lighter than all-purpose and whole wheat flour.
- You replace the “regular” flour with an equal amount of oat flour by weight.
- Not only is oat flour packed with antioxidants, it also has more protein and fat than most traditional flours, and up to 8g of fiber per half-cup serving.
- Oats are high in the soluble fiber beta-glucan, which has numerous benefits.
- Oats also are a low-fat food.
- They are very high in many vitamins and minerals
- The entire oat is used to make oat flour, so it boasts the nutrition of whole grains.
- 1 cup of rolled oats equals 1 cup oat flour, so here you’ll get 2 cups.
- One final thing to note is that oat flour is not a 1 for 1 substitute for all-purpose flour.
- You’ll need to use oat flour recipes that are especially designed for using it.
The gluten in all-purpose flour provides lift in baked goods, but oats are very dense.