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What hot cereals can I cook by just adding hot water?

I eat instant oatmeal at my office desk every morning. I think I can also get instant grits and maybe cream of wheat or something, but what other hot cereals can I make by just adding boiling water? I ...
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Quick-cooking vs. regular oats for bread

I've got a bread-machine recipe for oatmeal bread that calls for either quick-cooking oats or regular oats. Is there a reason to prefer one over the other?
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I'm using steel cut oats flour to make bread and muffins but the insides are mushy and wet

I bake them in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes but it seems the insides refuses to harden and dry any advice? PS: The mixture is (oat flour, baking powder, mashed banana, Jam, milk, maple syrup, ...
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Is it necessary to cook porridge (oatmeal)?

It is possible to just eat porridge (oats) after soaking in water for a couple minutes. However, cooking it makes it creamier and softer. I'm interested in knowing if cooking the oats actually ...
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What's the fastest way to cook oatmeal porridge?

I often eat porridge for breakfast, and the way I've been cooking it is by adding oats & milk/water to a bowl, putting it in the microwave until it boils, and waiting for it to cool. The problem ...
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Oat Flour for pasta not rolling well?

I experimented by substituting all purpose flour with oat flour that I ground up myself from organic oatmeal for pasta intended for ravioli. I used roughly 3 cups of oat flour : 4 eggs ratio, ...
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Steel Cut Oats: cooking in milk vs. water

Most of the recipes I've seen (including Good Eats') recommend simmering the oats in 4 cups of liquid for 1 cup of oats. AB recommends 3 cups of water for ~25 mins and then (1/2 cup of milk + 1/2 cup ...
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Can I replace rolled oats with instant oats in a cookie recipe?

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/healthy-banana-cookies/ That recipe asks for rolled oats. I don't have them. Can I replace them with these instant oats? How much should be the quantity then?
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Oatmeal & Lactose Intolerance

I work as a kitchen aide in an assisted living community. I assist the cooks in some aspects of kitchen prep (mostly non-cooking), but occasionally I help in the actual cooking of food. For breakfast, ...
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Cooking Porridge in steam oven

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to cook porridge in a steam oven? We're not fond of porridge in the microwave, and, as we never have much time in the morning, we are not able to cook porridge on ...
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Is Apple Cinnamon Oats an Indian recipe?

Is Apple Cinnamon Oats an Indian recipe? If not then are there any variations how it is prepared elsewhere in the world?
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Barley vs. oats?

What is the difference between barley and oats? In the US grocery stores (EDIT: in one grocery store) they seem to be considered to be the same thing, are they?
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How do you prevent oatmeal from overflowing?

Whenever I cook oatmeal (whether steel cut oats in a rice cooker or pan, or rolled oats in the microwave), it always overflows. How do you prevent this? Do you just use a bigger container? Do you ...
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How do I stop porridge sticking to the pan?

I love porridge but I always seem to end with some stuck on the bottom of the saucepan. I use a non-stick saucepan, keep on a low heat, and stir regularly. I tend to use porridge oats and enough water ...
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How to cut a crumbly baked item (e.g. cereal bar) without it disintegrating?

When baking something which needs to bind - like a (British) flapjack / cereal bar - I have mixed results when it comes to cutting it, even if I repeat the same recipe. Sometimes it binds really well, ...
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How to make muesli/granola bars crunchier?

I made a simple muesli bar yesterday, and being lazy, I just left it in the dehydrator for some 3-4 good hours or so. The mix is composed of the following ingredients: Oats mix (the ones that are ...
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How can I make granola that clumps?

I am trying to make granola that holds together in small clumps. I have had limited success. Any hints or suggestions? I have used rolled oats, but had better luck with instant or cut oats along ...
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How to stop oatmeal from sticking to the sides of my slow cooker?

When I cook oatmeal, I usually do steel-cut oats in the slow-cooker overnight. They are tasty, etc., but invariably there is a layer of oats stuck/burned on to the side walls of the ceramic ...
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Oatmeal used in apple crisp topping

The recipe I am looking at for Apple Crisp by Ina Garten calls for 1 cup of oatmeal. It doesn't say prepared oatmeal, or rolled oats, just "Oatmeal". Is the recipe asking for 1 cup of prepared ...
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Where can I get local grains in bulk?

Farmers markets and CSA's are great, but there doesn't seem to be a local market for grains. Where could a person go to purchase grains (for human consumption) besides the supermarket and online?
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What makes steel-cut oats different?

I've seen several people insist that steel-cut oats are better than regular oats. What makes them different?
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Will steel cut oats work for oatmeal cookies?

I usually use rolled oats or quick cooking (but not instant) oats for oatmeal cookies. Can they be made with steel cut oats?
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How can I keep my reheated Oats from sticking together?

I usually make steel cut oats in a rice cooker (1:3 ratio of oats and water) and generally have a couple of servings left over. When I try to reheat in the microwave it comes out all congealed ...
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Difference between old fashioned and quick oats?

What are the difference between old fashioned and quick oats? Are they nutritionally different? Can they be substituted for one another in recipes?