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How can I turn rolled oats into flour without a food processor?

You could use a mortar and pestle, if you have a good (and large) one - though it would take a lot of time and grinding to make it work, and probably small batches to fit your mortar and pestle size, ...
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What's the fastest way to cook oatmeal porridge?

For my daughters, I usually have a speedy porridge process that goes like this: Oats, sugar and water to cover (we don't use milk, but it would be the same) in the bowl. About 3 minutes in the ...
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Why does cooking oatmeal starting with cold milk make it creamy?

Flour and cornmeal are well known to clump when added cold to boiling water. Such clumps arise when starch molecules unball and forming a mesh that traps other starch molecules, preventing them from ...
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How can I turn rolled oats into flour without a food processor?

We often use a coffee grinder to make almond flour for my son who is on a very restricted diet. We use a simple 19.99 blade grinder rather than a burr grinder. We've also used it to create powdered ...
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Can I heat up overnight oats

Soaking oats in milk overnight makes for very good porridge, with little effort in the morning as you just have to heat it through. So you're very close to something standard. The golden syrup and ...
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Should you layer Greek yoghurt on porridge oats or mix it in with the porridge oats?

The point of overnight oats is to allow the oats time to hydrate slowly at a cool temperature, rather than cooking them in water. So it's best to have them well-mixed with the liquid they'll be ...
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Do oat flakes (Spar S-budget) contain gluten?

This is a situation similar to what consumers with food allergies face - the critical substance is not in the food items per se, but cross-contamination may be a problem. Oats are gluten-free1, but ...
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Why did my oatmeal and raisin cookies end up tasting soapy?

Soap is effectively a base (eg baking soda) reacted with a fat (eg oil). Also, heating baking soda can cause it to convert into sodium carbonate, which is a much stronger base. I would suspect you're ...
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Oats with milk without microwave

A stove would be the traditional method for making oats and it doesn't require a microwave. It takes longer than the microwave but it works just fine, if not better (but this will vary by personal ...
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My oat bread is drier than the Sahara

Your oat bread is a quick bread recipe. Keep in mind that advice for quick breads is going to be very different than advice for yeast risen / glutinous breads. In quick breads, the structure of the ...
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Should I buy more expensive oats?

My experience is that for making porridge (various methods, sometimes soaked but not always) or granola, or for baking (flapjack/oat bars, crumble topping), all rolled oats are equivalent. I usually ...
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What's the fastest way to cook oatmeal porridge?

If you want to save time in the morning, you can do so by doing it overnight and avoiding cooking all together. Combine it cold and leave in the fridge. Obviously, you can also elaborate on that for ...
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How do you prevent oatmeal from overflowing?

Simply add a handful of raisins and it will not boil over. Have no idea why but it works.
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How to stop steel cut oats from burning?

There are three factors when cooking oats or similar like cooked pudding or flan: Stirring You have to be fairly diligent because if you do not stir constantly or at least in quite short intervals, ...
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What is the difference between quick cook and traditional steel cut oats?

Bob's Red Mill makes quick cook steel cut oats. According to them, they're just cut smaller. Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats are simply whole oat groats that have been cut into neat little pieces on a ...
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Is there a way to properly steel-cut oats yourself?

Seems like you should consider investing in a grain mill. They come in a wide variety of options from manual to electric and they have different settings for how fine a grind you can get. While many ...
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Dust and stems in packaged oats

I'm not sure what you means by dust exactly but stems are definitely a sign of less sophisticated processing and quality control. You should rarely, if ever get a stem. As for dust its very hard to ...
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Quantity for over night oats

Weigh the contents of one packet. Check the packet instructions to see how much liquid to add. That's your ratio, very precisely. You can then apply that ratio to any measurement.
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Are the oats in overnight oats processed differently by milk than by milk substitutes?

The main enzymes found in milk are: alkaline phosphatase, lactoperoxidase, lysozyme, lipase, proteinase, cathepsin D. (Jimenez-Flores, 2013). These enzymes appear in very low concentrations in ...
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How do you prevent oatmeal from overflowing?

Adequate room for expansion is important. For oatmeal I don't bother to do anything special, just know how long I can set the microwave for without getting a volcano in the bowl, and set it there, or ...
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What's the fastest way to cook oatmeal porridge?

My strategy: 1. Cook in microwave Cook porridge in microwave as per packet instructions (quick oats are obviously quicker). 2. Add cooling ingredients Add the right amount of cooling ingredients. ...
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Oats with milk without microwave

Contrary to what most people believe, it is not necessary to cook oats. There is a type of oatmeal called "overnight oats" in which the oats are stored with milk and other fruits and spices for at ...
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Why does honey prevent porridge congealing?

Honey is hygroscopic - meaning it has the ability to absorb water. Even if you covered your porridge after adding the honey, there's still enough moisture in the container for the honey to absorb. ...
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Why do we add salt in porridge?

No. It's just for taste. Moderate amounts of salt taste nice to people especially if we are accustomed to it in our food. Salt tends to enhance the flavor of sweet foods as well. Recipes for cakes, ...
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Should I soak old-fashioned oats?

You don't even need to cook them, let alone soak them. They form the bulk of most mueslis, to be eaten raw. However, if you're going to be making porridge... The basic recipe has as many variations ...
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Is there such a thing as unsteamed rolled oats?

Rolled uncooked groats will shatter. You can get uncooked, unrolled oats though. Food coops and organic grocery stores/coops have them. $1.49 a pound is a good price. You want hulled oat groats, as it ...
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What part of oatmeal cookies are making them soft / chewy?

There are several ingredients and procedures that work together to determine the structure and texture of a cookie. At the end of this recipe on ChefSteps, there is a very detailed explanation. I am ...
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How to make microwaved porridge thicker

There are 2 main points that will affect the thickness of your porridge : The oatmeal/milk (or water) ratio The temperature reached by the oatmeal. Litterature says the oat starch gelatinization (...
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What is leftover in the pulp after making oat milk and how can you use it?

Yes, most of the fat, starch and flavour of the oats ends up in the milk, so what you have left is mostly fibre. Dough or batter made from it won't gelatinize much if at all, so will not hold together ...
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Why did my oatmeal and raisin cookies end up tasting soapy?

I don't see anything acidic enough to react with the baking soda and neutralise it. That's often the culprit in a soapy flavour. Flour and egg are very slightly acidic but I don't think it's enough, ...
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