View Full Version : Steel-cut oats???
01-19-2006, 01:53 PM
I just happened to read an article in my local newspaper that was talking about the wonders of oatmeal. It said that even though "quick-cook" oatmeal was ok...but steel-cut oats were much higher in fiber,etc. It even mentioned "oats groats"....I know what they are talking about, I've even bought "oats groats" before, but didn't really like them because they were so chewy, and I didn't like them cold either. So my question is, if I buy the groats and "cut" them in my nut grinder (in a previous life it was a cheap coffee grinder ;) ) would that be considered "steel cut" and will they "cook" in my dehydrator more like my favorite quick cook oatmeal?? Thanks for the help, as always.
01-19-2006, 02:23 PM
Wendy, I have very successfully ground oats in a very cheap very old coffee grinder, so it's likely it will work for you. I've ground them to flour and close to flour texture for use in recipes. I've never tried to make an oatmeal out of them, but I say try it and experiment with a texture you like, I think you can just try soaking them, maybe you want to use the dehydrator to heat.
I'm currently trying to eat more oats too.
01-19-2006, 03:01 PM
There have been extensive discussions of oats and in what form raw oats can be eaten on this forum. There is a hand roller/grain flaker you can buy online to "roll" the groats so you can make fresh raw oatmeal. Most all oats you buy, including steel-cut, are not raw. You can buy raw oats at Alissa's store. She gets them truly raw from rawbakery and hers is the best online price I've found for them.
Here is one discussion that includes the information on the grain flaker and how to make raw oatmeal at home:
but there are plenty more. If you search using the term "grain flaker" you'll find almost 20 threads. In one, Rawkinlocs describes how to make oatmeal that tastes like it was made with butter!! I've been coached through this by Cherie herself in person, and I hav to say that she's a genius when it comes to oatmeal!
BTW, just stick the completed, prepared bowl in your dehydrator for 15-20 minutes and it'll be warmed.
01-20-2006, 08:27 AM
So, could you use ground oat groats for flour in a bread recipe? I guess I'm also looking for a way to make my "breads" not so crunchy. I guess I'll just have to get some groats and other grains and give them a try.
01-20-2006, 10:44 AM
Have you tried Alissa's pizza bread ... or the infamous onion bread recipe from this forum? Neither are crunchy!
01-23-2006, 11:27 AM
No, I haven't tried the pizza bread yet....I tried the hamburger buns, and didn't really like them. I think maybe they spoiled. I'll try them again, but I'll definitely give the onion bread and the pizza bread! Thanks for the tip.
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