View Full Version : Are oat groats just yucky?
09-28-2006, 09:26 PM
I have tried making dehydrator cookies several times and within a couple of hours, I can already smell that awful pukey smell when I make them with oat groats. Ewww...I can smell it right now! :confused: What is going on? This time, I even tried the Rainbow Food suggestion of putting them in at 145 for a couple of hours and then turning the dehydrator down to 105. Nope. Still disgusting. Is it possible to have yummy oat groat dehydrator treats?
09-28-2006, 11:37 PM
How long did you soak/sprout them? How well did you rinse. They need LOTS of rinsing.
As far as 145 to 105, I wouldn't go less than 120. They'll never reach 118 at that temp and they'll dehydrate faster with less chance of mold.
09-28-2006, 11:55 PM
I think it's because most oats are cooked.. they don't start sprouting when you soak. They go off.
09-29-2006, 01:01 AM
I've had the same thing happen with barley... makes you wonder which cat was responsible, until you realize where it's coming from LOL
Try again, and see if you can get raw oats.
09-29-2006, 06:15 AM
Well, I soaked overnight, but soaked in the fridge, just in case. I'm not sure if I really rinsed them at all. Maybe that's my problem.
09-29-2006, 11:10 AM
yes, they are awful if you don't rinse them well after soaking! Rinse them until the water runs clear.
09-29-2006, 12:41 PM
I tried to sprout some oats but they just turned smelly. I thought the reason they didn't sprout was because they were heat treated but when i threw them on the garden they grew. About 3 inches high now.
09-29-2006, 05:28 PM
I don't soak or sprout oat groats, I just grind them dry in the coffee grinder into a fine flour, then they're great for all sorts of goodies.
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