By Marge Perry
Updated October 27, 2011
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Oats are a highly nutritious food packed with fiber. While most of us are familiar with oatmeal, there are actually a variety of different types of oats and their uses span from breakfast to dinner and from sweet to savory. The differences in oats are found in the ways that they are processed.
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If the most adventurous your pantry flour selection gets is whole-wheat, don't worry: You can grind old-fashioned oatsin a blender or food processor for easy, homemade (and gluten-free!) oat flour, which can replace up to one-third of the wheat flour called for in a recipe. 1 ¼ cups of old-fashioned oats will yield 1 cup of oat flour.

For more information and recipes using oats, see Superfood: Oats.