Buttermilk Oat Flour Biscuits

Oatmeal is a great grain to learn to use in cooking.  It is almost completely gluten free and has been shown to help lower cholesterol.  Making your own homemade oat flour biscuits is easy and these are a great addition to any home cooked breakfast.  Top them with a bit of butter and jam and you have a hearty biscuit to go with your eggs and sausage! They don’t rise as much as a regular biscuits because of the lack of gluten but they are fairly tender with an almost nutty flavor. Grinding your own oatmeal into oat flour is easy and relatively inexpensive.  Skip the pricey gourmet oat flour and buy oats in bulk to grind yourself.

 oatmeal biscuits

The key to these biscuits is overnight soaking in buttermilk.   It enriches the flavor and texture of the biscuits and helps release the grain’s natural nutrients and makes it more digestible.  You can soak either on the counter or in the fridge but let the batter come to room temperature before finishing the biscuits.

 oatmeal biscuits

Buttermilk Oat Flour Biscuits



4 1/2 Cups Oat Flour (divided)

1 1/2 Cups Buttermilk

1 Teaspoon Sea Salt

2 Teaspoons Baking Soda

4 Tablespoons melted butter (divided)

oat biscuit

Soaking Oat Flour


  1. Mix 2 cups of oat flour and the buttermilk into a bowl and mix until the flour and milk are well blended.  Soak overnight.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 º F.
  3. Add remaining flour, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt and melted butter into the flour mixture. Mix it thoroughly. Turn onto well-floured surface.
  4. Pat down the dough and roll it out until it’s about ½-inch thick.
  5. Cut out your biscuits with a glass or circular shaped cookie cutter.  Place your biscuits on a greased baking sheet and bake at 350 º F for about 15 minutes.
  6. Melt remaining 2 TBSP butter
  7. Brush the biscuits with the melted butter and let cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes or so before serving with jam.

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I have a chaotic life that includes work, husband, 2 kids, and more pets than I care to admit. I am passionate about the environment and spend way too much money on organic milk and local, grass fed beef. (Of course, I have a horrible Cheeto addiction and get quite agitated when there is no more diet Coke in the house, too!) I am trying to step back and simplify my life in the hopes of improving myself and the world around me. I enjoy teaching my children how to grow their own food in the garden and cook from scratch. I am hoping they remember enough so that they won't live on Ramen noodles when they leave home!

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Grain Mill Wagon Challenge Experience:
I was thrilled to be a part of the Grain Mill Challenge because I have been wanting to experiment more with different kinds of flours in my recipes. While you can buy some exotic preground flours, they tend to be a little bit pricey compared to the whole grains themselves for some reason. This was an amazingly easy grinder to use and the one thing that truly amazed me was how fresh and nutty the flours were right after grinding. Traditional white flour that you buy at the grocery store doesn't really have much of an aroma but the grains I ground from scratch smelled incredible! It was easy to substitute a portion of the flour in my recipes for whole grain flour with very little change in final taste. Many thanks to Wondermill for including me on this challenge and I look forward to freshly ground grains for many years to come!

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19 Responses to Buttermilk Oat Flour Biscuits

  1. I have never heard of such a thing, but these look delicious! I am SO trying them!!!

  2. Those look a lot like the fiber filled biscuits my mom used to make as a kid! I LOVED those things. I want to try this one now!

  3. Ashley S says:

    OK, I am NOW officially hungry!

  4. Minta says:

    These look delicious! I’m going to try these.

  5. Crystal C says:

    These sound like something I would really enjoy!

  6. Daisy Bryce says:

    I would love to try this recipe! Yum!

  7. These look great and I bet my picky kiddo would eat them!

  8. YUM! I bet those would go great with the peach jam I have in my fridge!

  9. Oh yum! THese look great. I’ll be over for breakfast. What time do I arrive?

  10. Terri says:

    I’ve not tried this before but sounds and looks wonderful! I love the ease of overnight soaking – just a bit of pre-planning required!

  11. Grace Hodgin says:

    I love any kind of biscuit so will be giving these a try.

  12. My hubby has just been put on a reduced carb diet and one of the things he can have is oats… this would be great for him!

  13. CJ says:

    Those biscuits look delicious!! Great morning food 🙂

  14. Pam says:

    I am going to try these. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

  15. Kelly Smith says:

    These seemed a bit doughy to me when cooked at 350. I baked 3 of them and froze the rest. I plan to bake the rest at 400.

  16. Gena says:

    I found the biscuits a little dry so I made a second batch adding more buttermilk and less flour. Much better texture. The original biscuits had very good flavor. I have the original Bosch Kitchen machine and grinder that I have had for about 20 years. Love my machines.

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