View Full Version : need oat flaker type suggestion
02-19-2007, 04:34 PM
i want to start flaking dry/raw oat groats to eat as a cereal with warm water poured over . but ive been searching and found they can get real expensive and that theres many different kinds .
so im wondering if someone could suggest one , manual type not electric , that would be under a $100 .
02-19-2007, 04:44 PM
Aww wow...too bad you missed it when there was a whole thread about the Marga Mulino Grain Flaker being sold for only $23! There was this one online company that was discontinuing them and they got rid of them all and no longer sell them.
But I've seen them online for under $100 - around $65-85 is the cheapest I've seen to date.
I was blessed to get it for the $23...it's great!
02-19-2007, 11:04 PM
thanx for the info rawk
02-20-2007, 11:22 AM
Can you eat raw oat groats without flaking? Are they edible and/or tasty as is? Just soaked?
02-20-2007, 11:28 AM
Michigan Roman - You're very welcome! :)
Jessireebob - yes, you most certainly can eat the oat groats un-flaked. I used to do it all the time when I first went raw before I got or ever heard of a grain flaker. I'd soak them overnight and then in the morning, I'd drain them and then put into the food processor or blender (blender will blend it more and make it smoother, but if you want more texture, use the FP) and I'd add agave, cinnamon, dash of sea salt, raisins, sometimes apples and/or bananas - all to taste - and it was the BEST oat porridge! My kids and husband loved it too!
02-20-2007, 11:35 AM
Do you have to rinse soaked oats? I want to take some camping this weekend... I would like to soak some overnight...and then warm up with warm water, and add bananas and berries. Would this work? I guess it would be so much easier to have a "flaker"...what about grinding the groat in a coffee grinder...is that not the same, if I don't "grind" it too small??? Could I eat it without soaking that way??
02-20-2007, 11:42 AM
I've never rinsed them after soaking. Are the oats you're using steel cut or in whole form? I've eaten steel cut oats as well as whole ones with just soaking and not processing, but they are not that "oatmeally", "porridgey" type of texture...I used them for a "fried rice-type" dish.
Try a little bit of it just soaked and not ground up before you go on your trip and see what you think about 'em. I could also see grinding them up beforehand in a coffee grinder (dry oats of course) and pouring water over that as Michigan Roman currently is doing. I would think the finer you grind them, the creamier the outcome once water is added so if you want it with a bit more texture, then perhaps just coarsely grind them (?) But again, test it out before your camping trip with just a little bit and see how it all works out!
02-20-2007, 11:52 AM
Thanks so much Rawkinlocks! I went to our co-op yesterday to get buckwheat and couldn't resist buying some oat groats too, even though I had no idea what I was going to do with them. Now I'll most def try this porridge! :D
02-20-2007, 12:52 PM
Thanks RK! I have steel cut oats. I think I read that they were not raw, but steamed??? I bought them, so I will use them up. WHEN I buy oat groats, I think I will "steel cut" them myself in the grinder, course chop them or whatever, to take them with me on camping trips.....soak, drain and add warm water in the am! Thanks! OH another question...doesn't Alissa sell raw flakes, I'll check.
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