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Difference between old fashioned and quick oats?

What are the difference between old fashioned and quick oats? Can they be substituted for one another in recipes?
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 slow-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...