Oat Flour Bread recipe requires no flour, yeast, or kneading to make delicious homemade gluten-free bread using 100% oats! Enjoy the taste of old-fashioned oatmeal bread in a fraction of the time using only a blender!
Gluten free oat Bread – 100% Oats & no flour!
If you love the ease and taste of baking with oat flour only, like in oat flour cookies, then you will love savory oat flour bread! This effortless flourless bread recipe is naturally gluten free, using no flour or yeast.
The taste replicates traditional oatmeal bread, with a slight hint of honey, soft crumb, and slightly nutty taste. However, oat bread comes together handedly faster, without the need for a bread machine, rising, or kneading.
Simply blend all the ingredients together in a blender or food processor, pour into a loaf pan, and bake. In less than an hour you’ll have fresh, homemade gluten free bread using only oat flour.
This bread is makes a wholesome gluten free breakfast, slathered with peanut butter and bananas, or use it for sandwiches, grilled cheese, or to serve alongside dinner. Or, for a sweeter version, try Oat Flour Banana Bread or Oat Flour Muffins!
Gluten free oat bread uses affordable ingredients, many which are right in your kitchen. I typically have homemade yogurt on hand, but if are looking for a dairy-free recipe you may also substitute unsweetened applesauce.
- Oats – For gluten free bread, be sure to use certified GF oats
- Psyllium husk powder – A recent addition to the recipe because it helps with binding, so it’s useable for sandwiches. It can be made without, but I highly recommend picking up this affordable ingredient! It also enhances the texture of gluten-free bread.
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Plain yogurt – Or substitute unsweetened applesauce for dairy-free bread
- Canola oil
- Milk or non-dairy substitute
How to make Oat flour bread recipe
To make your own oat flour, first blend the oats in a high-power blender or food processor. Add the remaining ingredients, blend to combine, and voilà – flourless, gluten-free oatmeal bread in minutes!
(Note: This is a step-by-step tutorial with pictures. For more specific instructions, along with ingredient amounts, see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.)
- First blend part of the oatmeal into oat flour. Place 2 1/2 cups whole rolled oats in a blender or food processor and process into a fine flour.
- To the oat flour add the remaining liquid ingredients, blending until smooth.
- Add 1 additional cup of rolled oats and pulse briefly to combine.
- Pour into a greased 8X4 pan and bake for 50-55 minutes.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I have tested the recipe replacing the yogurt with unsweetened applesauce, and the results were good. The crumb binded slightly less, but overall the results were favorable.
To make a vegan oat flour bread the eggs would have to be replaced with flax eggs or an egg replacer. I have not tested the recipe with this, so I cannot recommend it. If you do try it, please leave me a comment below the recipe card!
Although you can purchase oat flour, it is super quick and easy to make!
First be sure to use certified gluten free oats, which are processed on equipment free of wheat, barley, or any other contaminants. Use a high-powered blender, such as a Vitamix, or a food processor for best results.
Place the same amount of oats as flour needed into the processor. Blend the oats until it turns into a fine, powdery flour, about 30 seconds – 1 minute. Check to be sure you don’t have any larger flecks of oats, and if so, blend again.
Not necessarily, but you will have to purchase oat flour. First whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl – oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl whisk together the liquid ingredients – yogurt, eggs, milk, and honey.
Add the liquid ingredients to the dry, mixing well. Stir in the remaining 1 cup oats and pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake as directed.
If oat flour bread is undercooked, it will be doughy and break apart upon slicing. Oatmeal bread contains a lot of moisture, so you need to make sure it has plenty of time for the liquid to be absorbed in the oats, even if the crust appears done.
For best results insert an instant read thermometer in the bread and make sure the temperature is 200ºF. If you don’t have a thermometer, use a long wooden skewer, making sure it comes out without wet dough.
For best results let the bread cool completely before slicing. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days. To freeze, slice completely cooled bread and store in a ziplock freezer bag, with air removed, up to 3 months.
More tips / suggestions
- Be sure to cook bread completely, even if it looks done on the outside, or it will fall apart upon slicing. For best results, insert an instant read thermometer in the bread and make sure the temperature is 200ºF.
- Loosely tent foil over the bread for the last 25 minutes of baking. It will protect the exterior from becoming overly brown while the interior finishes baking.
- For a dairy-free gluten-free recipe, replace the yogurt with unsweetened applesauce and milk with non-dairy milk, such as almond milk.
- If your bread pan doesn’t have a good non-stick finish, you may want to line it with a piece of parchment paper so the bread releases easily.
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Oat Flour Bread
- 2 ½ cups oat flour (same as 2 ½ cups quick oats blended into flour)
- 1 tablespoon psyllium husk powder, (optional but greatly enhances texture -see recipe notes)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup plain yogurt (see recipe notes for dairy-free substitution)
- ¾ cup milk (or non-dairy milk)
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup canola oil
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats (use certified gluten free oats)
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Liberally grease a 8X4" loaf pan using non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Make the oat flour by placing 2 ½ cups rolled oats in a high-powered blender or a food processor. Blend the oats until it turns into a fine, powdery flour, about 30 seconds – 1 minute.
- To the oat flour add the psyllium husk powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, yogurt, milk, eggs, oil, and honey. Blend well, scraping down the sides halfway through. The batter will be thin.
- Add the remaining 1 cup oats to the blender. Pulse 2-3 times, until just combined but not finely ground.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. If desired, sprinkle additional oats on top before baking.
- Bake for 50-55 minutes, rotating pan and loosely tenting foil over the top halfway through. For best results, insert an instant read thermometer in the bread to make sure the temperature is 200ºF. If you don't have a thermometer, use a long wooden skewer, making sure it comes out without wet dough.
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Psyllium husk powderA recent addition to the recipe because it helps with binding. Without the psyllium powder, the bread is just as tasty, but has a more fragile texture, not really suitable for sandwiches. I highly recommend picking up this affordable ingredient, and it can be used in soft, white gluten-free bread recipe.
Dairy free adaptationsI have tested the recipe replacing the yogurt with unsweetened applesauce, and the results were good. The crumb binded slightly less, but overall the results were favorable. Use 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce and 3/4 cup non-dairy milk. Since there is more moisture, the bread may have to bake a few minutes longer.
Making without a food processor / blenderYou will have to purchase oat flour. First whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl – oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl whisk together the liquid ingredients – yogurt, eggs, milk, and honey. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry, mixing well. Stir in the remaining 1 cup oats and pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake as directed.
Storing / FreezingFor best results let the bread cool completely before slicing. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days. To freeze, slice completely cooled bread and store in a ziplock freezer bag, with air removed, up to 3 months.
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