We have been wanting to bring Gluten Free Oat Flour into our product line for many years now, however, with the continued battle with the ability to label any of our products as ‘gluten-free oats’ due to current labelling laws. We have held off bringing in gluten free oat flour due to these same labelling laws restricting our ability to communicate – until NOW! No, we still have to call the Gloriously Free oat flour instead of gluten free oat flour for the moment.
People Power Rules:
With so many people back in the kitchen during 2020, which is super exciting, as that is my favourite place. Many many people started to asked for Gluten Free Oat Flour, so we listened and now, we have the first beautiful oat flour in traditional and organic varieties. We are very excited by the new packaging but please note it is still labelled as gluten friendly, wheat free, uncontaminated oat flour to comply with the labelling laws. They are immediately available in our online store and will be distributed throughout all good health food and independents throughout Australia, please jump onto our Where to buy tab to find a store near you, so keep an eye out on the shelf wherever our GF Oats is.
Product Details you will want to know:
This beautiful wholegrain oat flour is sourced from our farmers in the US, the product is manufactured from dehulled, cleaned oats at GF Harvest, in their dedicated gluten-free, organic, non-GMO and Kosher certified facilities.
Along with our main supply of oats, it will meet all the strict criteria of compliance we demand and you as customers expect from “The Oats you can Trust”, with gluten free tests conducted and published for you for each load ensuring that the oats meet Australian standards for nil gluten detected.
Our GF Oats Oat Flour is also free of the top 8 allergens, additives, genetically modified ingredients, and has not been irradiated or had contact with sewage sludge.
Why add Oat Flour to your diet?
Oat Flour is a whole grain flour made from oats. It’s full of flavour and nutrition. Oat Flour has a silky texture and a subtle ‘oaty’ flavour which we love. Our Oat Flour is the first to Australia that is uncontaminated from the gluten found in wheat, rye and barley. Around the world or on google you will see it referred to as gluten free oat flour, however we are unable to label it gluten free oat flour in Australia as I mentioned above. It’s a very healthy ingredient to add to your daily cooking, with more protein and fibre than wheat flour. It’s lower in carbs, too. Basically, oat flour has all the nutritional benefits of oatmeal. We have started to accumulate some delicious recipes showing you how to include and substitute this oat flour into your diet.
We bought GF oats into the country, as we would wanted to provide people following a gluten free diet or gluten friendly diet another option to the corn & soy flours available in gluten free food, which are all generally GMO these days. We thankfully had to avoid all corn and soy flours as a family when we were first diagnosed with our food intolerances, so have always worked with different flour blend alternatives. Some I love more than others, but my favourite I’d have to say now is oat flour. The nutty wholesome texture had me right from the start and pairs beautifully with our Gluten Free Flour blend we use in our biscuit lines and into our online store for you. It is a blend of rice, potato & tapioca starch.
Baking with Oat Flour
This coarse ground flour can be used for many recipes that call for substitutes for wheat flour. Please note if you are looking for a fine grind, you will need to run this through a food processor or a blender with a milling attachment first.
All GF Oat Flour requires small amounts of binders, such as xanthan or guar gum, to replace the binders lost when you are using flour alternatives to wheat. These additives will stabilise your baked goods while providing rise and airiness, ensuring your end result isn’t a flat, crumbly mess. Check out our growing list of oat flour recipes for ideas!
From cakes to pancakes there are so many ways you can use oat flour in your diet. Of course, if you have a bag of GF Oats in your pantry you can follow this recipe to make your own oat flour. You can make straight oat flour, or experiment with different ratios and blends of other gluten-free flours, such as combining your oat flour with almond, rice, amaranth or teff flour, to name a few. You can adjust your ratios to alter the end nutritional stats of your favourite meals – like reducing carbs while maximising protein at the same time. Playing around with ratios is what’s also going to get you different rises, finishes and textures in your gluten-free baking endeavours.
Please note that in Australia we are unable to call any product that contains oats, gluten free oats or gluten free oat flour due to current labelling restrictions.