Making Oat Flour with the Ninja Mega Kitchen System–A Showdown




Welcome to part five of my five-part Ninja Mega Kitchen System in-depth look. It’s been a whirlwind week of projects, and I hope you have found some value in this style of review. I will be publishing a thorough review next week, but in the meantime, if you missed any of the other parts, you can check them out here:

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Today, I wanted to do more of a showdown style test to see how the various jars/bowls and blades stack up against each other when performing the exact same task.

So, I set out to turn rolled oats into oat flour.

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The steps here are fairly straightforward, so I’m skipping the traditional tutorial method I usually do here for something a little different – a comparison of the end product. Knowing that you may want the steps, here they are:

  • Procure oats (I like the Trader Joe’s oats because they are certified gluten free)
  • Add desired amount to food processor bowl (or 72 oz. jar, or, single serve cup)
  • Blend for about 30 seconds until pulverized

Oat Flour Showdown, Ninja Mega Kitchen System Style

For this test, I blended rolled oats in the 72 oz jar, the 64 oz food processor bowl, and the single serving cup. The results are as I pretty much expected: The single serving cup provides the finest flour in the end.

Say what?

Yep, the single serving cup – while it can’t do large volume – can produce the finest end product due to blade placement and design. You see, both the food processor bowl and the 72 oz pitcher have blades spaced evenly that go through the center of the bowl.

The single serving cup has a blade cluster more like a traditional blender, but with a twist. You’ll see there are the traditional three blades, but in the center, there is a more squared off, stubby blade. I truly think this helps the material you’re blending move around better and not get stuck. I think this blade design is better when it comes to making flour.

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Enough talk, the proof is in the pudding flour.

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Okay, so, you can’t really tell a huge difference here with them side-by-side. Let’s take a closer look.

Single Serve Cup:

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64 Ounce Bowl:

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72 Ounce Pitcher:

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The 72 ounce pitcher and 64 ounce bowls both produced almost identical results.

Bottom line: All of the jars/bowls make flour from oats, but the single serve cup makes a finer flour. If you are looking to make a big batch of oat flour, I would recommend a two-step approach:

Process in the 64 ounce bowl until it’s as fine as you can get it

Transfer to single serve cup in batches and further process until you get a nice, fine flour

Of course, this two-step is not really needed if a coarse flour will do for your project (e.g., cookies), but if you want a really fine flour, I’d take the extra step to make it very fine.

And, there you have it, oats to oat flour. Have a question? Let me know in the comments below!

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Just So You Know: I have no affiliation with the Ninja Kitchen folks. I bought this system for my own purposes and to share my honest thoughts with you about its performance. I receive no compensation or consideration for my opinions.

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