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Precooking flapjacks using water

I have been trying to find a low fat/butter flapjack recipe and have made the following observations. The majority of recipes call for flapjack oats to be mixed with melted butter and/or other fats ...
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What is the benefit of overnight oats compared to traditional oatmeal cooking methods?

The primary advantage I hear people talk about is that overnight oats take "little prep time", but isn't that true of oatmeal anyway? Is it just a fad because it's something different and ...
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Does protein powder still work after a few days in overnight oats?

I've been getting into overnight oats recently, and thinking about getting more protein in them. Some recipes (for example, here) suggest just adding protein powder. But, at least one manufacturer ...
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Could oat flour be the cause of gritty texture in chic chip cookies?

I use the creaming method with electric mixer. I bought oat flour (did not make it). I’ve tried adding egg yolk and sifting. I don’t want anyone to tell that I’m not using regular flour by the texture....
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Are the oats in overnight oats processed differently by milk than by milk substitutes?

I've read some recipes/blogs that say that overnight oats can be made with milk substitutes such as almond milk. Other recipes/blogs I've read say that enzymes found in milk help to break down the ...
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Bread: Hydration change for making Wholewheat bread with oats

I make 100% whole wheat bread with 80% hydration. I want to experiment by replacing some whole wheat with oats. How should I change the hydration level? I replaced 50% whole wheat with oats and made ...
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Will mechanical blending denature alpha amylase / glucoamylase?

I am trying to break down the starches in a certain variety of oats in the most efficient way possible. I have to break the whole oats down after cooking, so they are fine particles for the amylase to ...
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Why did my oatmeal and raisin cookies end up tasting soapy?

I've made oatmeal cookies twice, and both times they have ended up tasting "soapy" and a touch bitter - the first time really strongly, the second less so, but still badly enough that I have ...
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What is leftover in the pulp after making oat milk and how can you use it?

I've been making oat milk and looking for recipes which can utilise the pulp which is left after making the oat milk. I tried cookies and pancakes but they end up wet and soft. Is this because all of ...
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Do oat flakes (Spar S-budget) contain gluten?

I am intolerant to gluten (was diagnosed with Hashimoto thyroiditis, my symptoms become much milder when I don't consume gluten). I wish to eat lots of healthy fiber, preferably cheap one, to lower ...
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Should you layer Greek yoghurt on porridge oats or mix it in with the porridge oats?

I am experimenting with creating overnight oats with Greek yoghurt. However, I was not sure whether to layer the yoghurt on top of the oats with multiple layers of oats and yoghurt, or to mix in the ...
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How to make microwaved porridge thicker

In the morning, I usually have porridge with a bit of fruit. The issue is that the porridge oats always seem to retain their shape and never become very sticky, even after I leave it for a few seconds ...
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Scotch oats to substitute Fine Oats in Rum Balls

I have a recipe for Rum Balls that calls for "Fine Oats." I couldn't find anything at bulk barn so I ended up with "Scotch Oats" after talking to a rep. I've never eaten oats before so I'm not sure if ...
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What part of oatmeal cookies are making them soft / chewy?

I'd like to recreate the texture of an oatmeal cookie in very different flavor profiles, ie savory / umami. I'm tinkering with only the rolled oats for now, but I wonder if the chewiness could be ...
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Why does cooking oatmeal starting with cold milk make it creamy?

I'd always made oatmeal according to the "traditional" method of bringing the liquid to boil first, then adding the oatmeal. I recently discovered a recipe that calls for adding the oatmeal to cold ...
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Side effects of overnight Oats , Overnight fenugreek [duplicate]

i started to eat overnight oats . But i want to know what are the side effects of it . Because i am not cooking or heating the oats . So i am really worrying if any kind of bacteria will enter to our ...
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Is there such a thing as unsteamed rolled oats?

Is there such a thing as truly raw (unsteamed) rolled oats? Why are rolled oats usually lightly steamed?
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Quantity for over night oats

I cook Quaker Oats overnight and love it but sometimes the pre-measured packets make too too little food. I am interested in making my own servings using cups, but do not know what proportions I ...
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Premixed Bircher muesli (cereal) - soak overnight or ready-to-eat?

I want to try Bircher muesli, a trending cereal where you usually mix oat with some fresh fruits and nuts and then soak it in milk overnight. In the supermarket I stumbled over a premixed Bircher ...
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Oat powder is moist after blending for two minutes. Safe to store?

I filled my blender about half way with instant oats and blended on high for about 2 minutes. When I took the lid off, I noticed moisture all inside the lid and and the oat powder is a little moist as ...
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Should I soak old-fashioned oats?

I have eaten quick cook oats for a while, but I now found a wholesale supplier selling what I think are old-fashioned oats. That is, the oats are larger and they seem less 'processed'. When I add ...
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Should I buy more expensive oats?

Whenever I buy oats I go to buy oats I'm always left wondering if the higher price could result in a better product. I auspect it could be that a higher price just means an expensive cardboard box or ...
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Why do we add salt in porridge?

Many porridge recipes require salt. Even if it will be a ''sweet'' porridge. Is there any chemical reason for this ingredient?
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Can I heat up overnight oats

I’ve recently started having overnight oats for breakfast which works great as they are so simple and easy. I was wondering though, as the mornings get darker and colder it would be nice to have them ...
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Bircher muesli: how to make oats soak liquid

Recently I've been making bircher muesli for breakfast, but oat flakes never seem to soak much liquid. They remain mostly a separate layer in a milk soup (separate from milk and from each other). And ...
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What additional ingredients and steps to take to make fast cooking oatmeal from oats?

I am specifically dealing with oat flakes, however I would be happy to hear answers from the spectrum of oats. Preferably cheap, healthy, fast and easy but a comparison of the different possible ...
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Recipe calls for rolled oats, I have old fashioned oats - can I substitute them in cookies?

Can old fashioned oats be used when a cookie recipe calls for rolled oats?
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Can you mix oat and wheat flakes into bread mix?

When mixing wheat flour to make bread, can I add some wheat and oat flakes?
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Why does honey prevent porridge congealing?

I like my porridge cold so I typically prepare it in the evening and store it in the fridge for breakfast the following morning. My recipe normally includes 1/2 tbsp of honey for sweetening. When I ...
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Dust and stems in packaged oats

Is the presence of dust and small stems in packaged rolled oats a sign of inferior processing equipment? Would higher-end brands like Bob's Red Mill have less of those? Is it likely that for any big ...
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My oat bread is drier than the Sahara

I made some high protein / low calorie oat bread using a recipe I found online. The recipe is: 12 egg whites 120 g oat flour (from rolled oats) 28 g psyllium husks 70 g whey protein 2 tsp baking ...
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How can I turn rolled oats into flour without a food processor?

I don't have a proper food processor, just a little baby-food-sized one, so when I made Alton Brown's all-oats oatmeal cookie recipe before, I used half oat flour and half rolled oats. They were ...
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Is there a way to properly steel-cut oats yourself?

I'm fond of porridge for breakfast. This used to have something of a weirdo reputation here in Germany, but actually seems to be taking off in popularity recently. Trouble is, everything I was able ...
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What is the difference between quick cook and traditional steel cut oats?

I've noticed a grocery store sells both Quick Cook steel cut oats and Traditional steel cut oats. Quick Cook take only 5-7 minutes to cook on the stove, while traditional require 25-30 minutes. ...
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How to stop steel cut oats from burning?

I started making steel cut oats. 2 out of the 3 times I made it, I ended up with a layer of burnt oats lining the bottom of the pan. When preparing, I bring the milk to a boil and then add the oats....
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Oats with milk without microwave

What is the best way to make oats with milk when there is no microwave available? I am not sure how I can warm it up without either burning the milk or making it taste bad.
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How can I reheat oats in the minimal time without microwave?

I warm up steel cut oats I cooked and stored in the refrigerator. To warm the portion I use 4x the portion's size in water. I.e. for 50gr I use 200gr water. This takes me 15 mins. Is there a faster ...
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Fast way to cook steel-cut oats when no microwave is available

I am looking for a way to prepare fast steel-cut oats. I do not have a microwave, and I would like to have them for breakfast but I can not cook for ~40 mins to prepare them in the morning. I have ...
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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. Alton Brown recommends 3 cups of water for ~25 mins and then (1/2 cup of milk + ...
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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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