View Full Version : Alternative to oats?
02-23-2011, 04:09 PM
I'm not sure if i can get my hands on raw oats. Are there any alternatives? I think i need some form of grain protien to make a complete protien. Also i really like musli :-D
How bad are processed rolled oats anyway? They are by far the most availble type of oats. Does the steaming and rolling process mess them up?
02-23-2011, 05:33 PM
Try sprouting buckwheat groats :)
02-24-2011, 03:15 PM
I'm sure you can order them online. I get mine from a local natural grocer. They're sold in bulk for like .98 a pound! I soak them with raw wheat bran and raw buckwheat groats for daily oatmeal. Then add honey and cinnamon.
02-24-2011, 03:31 PM
i agree with the buckwheat groats
i make homemade almond milk to pour over the soaked / drained buckies
then add nuts / seeds / fruit / berries / cinnamon / etc / etc
you can buy raw hullless oat groats on line at places like
then soak them and buy a oat roller type thing to roll them flat . ive never done it just read about it . ive boought the hullless oats from sun organic and ate them soaked without rolling , its not the soft texture your used to but rather a rubbery texture . not bad at all but doesnt give me the rolled oats taste . maybe its that they taste starchy to me so dont like as well . but everyones different so you might like
ive also taken to adding wheat bran and germ to any cereal / granola type things like buckies or fruit smoothies for the huge fiber factor with wheat bran to scrub g.i. tract walls , and the big vita b spectrum plus protein plus vita e in the wheat germ
02-28-2011, 10:24 PM
Another vote for buckwheat groats. I soak them overnight, rinse them well (the rinse water will be a bit slimy) and then throw them in the dehydrator for about 4 or 5 hours until they're crispy. (Think Rice Krispies but way healthier.) I dehydrate about 4 or 5 trays full at a time so I'll have breakfast cereal for the next few weeks.
BTW, when you dehydrate them, you can put them on teflex sheets but as they get dry, the dehydrator fan tends to blow them around a bit. I prefer to dry them in a shallow pan that has a lip on it.
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