Oats are sweet, earthy-flavored grains. They are low in fat and cholesterol free. They are also easily digestible and provide a great source of protein.
Using oats or oatmeal in breads
Oats have almost no gluten so flour made from oats needs to be mixed with white or whole wheat flour for yeast breads. The more oats you use, the denser and more crumbly your bread will be.
Make Your Own Oat Flour
Oat flour is ground from the endosperm. Make your own oat flour by processing 1 1/4 cups rolled oats in a food processor until finely textured. This will yield 1 cup. The flour will be a little coarser than commercial oat flour but will still work in bread recipes.