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    I am dumb: oats

    Ok, I was going to try mixing up a batch of these protein bars last weekend (I'm a poor college student, so I can't afford actual protein bars), but I forgot to answer one question:
    Oats?
    Where on earth do you find "Oats?" My grocery store has no "horse" section. Seriously, what isle has "oats"? (Oh, and I was going to use actual milk instead of soy milk -- what does everybody think about that?)


    The recipe:
    INGREDIENTS

    10 tbsp. natural peanut butter
    5 egg whites
    5 scoops whey protein (I find that chocolate mint tastes the best in this recipe, however chocolate tastes good as well)
    2 cups oats (OPTIONAL: For flavor, I dry cook these on a frying pan until they are toasted)
    1/2 cup soy milk

    DIRECTIONS

    Mix the peanut butter and egg whites in a bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, and mix well (so that the mixture appears smooth). Repeat 4-5 times until all traces of egg whites have dissolved into the peanut butter, and your mixture is a smooth consistent one.

    Gradually add the protein (one scoop at a time) and stir into the mixture. Next, add the soy milk and follow with the oats. Continue mixing until a thick 'sticky' mixture is present.

    Smooth the thick mixture into a 13x9 tray and leave for 20-30 minutes. Cut into 10 equal size bars. Individually wrap each bar (I use aluminum foil) and store in the fridge.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size: 1 Bar

    Calories: 220
    Protein: 20.1g
    Fat: 10.1g
    Carbohydrates: 15.1g

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    Oatmeal!!

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    slvoid's got it, man. Get the "old-fashioned" kind of oatmeal, not the quick-cook. The quick cook type are pressed flatter and fall apart and will make a very crumbly bar that will not hold together worth a hoot.
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    You will find it in the breakfast cerial section called porridge. Get the traditional whole ones and not the quick cook which is of poorer quality. I don't know about oat meal. It may be just a naming thing but to me "meal" means its already ground up and I would go for the whole ones instead.

    And it your asking me then YES. Use real cow milk and not that other stuff.

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    You will find it in the cereal aisle ... called ... oats!

    You might also find it in the baking aisle ... called ... oats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka
    You will find it in the cereal aisle ... called ... oats!

    You might also find it in the baking aisle ... called ... oats!
    lol...

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    Now that I think about it, in the hour or so it takes for me to make a dozen or more of these, I make enough $$ to just buy a couple boxes...

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    Oats aren't too hard to find, but I defy you to name the aisle where you'll find pickles. You won't find 'em in produce. The canned vegetable aisle is a no-go too. See?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedHairedScot
    (Oh, and I was going to use actual milk instead of soy milk -- what does everybody think about that?)
    Careful making statements like that around here. I swear there's a meme about that says you can't eat something unless its missing something, i.e. milk without fat, bread without carbs, food without calories, etc. Skim will serve you just as well as soy milk without denting your wallet. I say have at it, so long as your body is using it.

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    I think regular milk would probably work just fine. I expect they recommended soy milk because it has a little bit more protein. But at 1/2c, it can't be enough of a difference to make a significant nutritional difference. Heck, I'm the queen of substitutions, and if I had neither milk nor soymilk available, I'd use water. My college-student cooking experiements taught me what elements of any given recipe were appropriate to leave out or improvise, and my honed instincts tell me that so long as you don't use something like orange juice or beer, you should be just fine. Neutral flavors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka
    You will find it in the cereal aisle ... called ... oats!

    You might also find it in the baking aisle ... called ... oats!


    *sigh* You're right! I just expected it to be with the rice for some reason, not the breakfast stuff.

    Thanks everybody! It looks like the taste should be heavy on the peanut butter, which I'm currently addicted to, so hopefully I'll enjoy my batch of this.

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    Oats come in three general forms: rolled with two varieties, fast cooking which make a mushier result, and regular or slow cooking which is usually tastier and recommended for baking. The other type is cut or chopped instead of rolled oats. Cut oats are little granules a 16th or so in size. Quaker type are rolled, the oat kernel is flattened into a little round plate.
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    If your grocery store has a bulk foods section, check there also for oats. My local store has bulk rolled oats, organic, for 85 cents per pound. That's about half the cost of Quaker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcasillo
    Oats aren't too hard to find, but I defy you to name the aisle where you'll find pickles. You won't find 'em in produce. The canned vegetable aisle is a no-go too. See?
    Pickles are usually in the condiments aisle.

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    Muscle Milk w/ whole milk ($20+ for 2.8lbs) and some eggs on the side!

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    The protein levels in soy milks versus regular milk are so close there will not be any advantage to the .5g extra in soy milk. What you want to be thinking about is that soy protein and whey protein effect the body differently. Traditionally, whey protein works exceptionally better for building lean muscle. There have been some studies that show that an excess of soy protein your diet will increase estrogen levels in your body, thus possibly minimizing fat loss and muscle gains.

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    Whey protein is far better than soy, it's very easy to absorb. Soy is good for women experiencing menoupase.

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    Any health food store will have oats in various forms. You probably want rolled oats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psurrena
    Whey protein is far better than soy, it's very easy to absorb. Soy is good for women experiencing menoupase.
    This is so wrong I don't know where to start. So look it up!


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    why is it so wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody
    This is so wrong I don't know where to start. So look it up!
    I second that motion!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by psurrena
    why is it so wrong
    Look it up.


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    If you want a little variety as in texture try the Steel cut oats. I got them in the natural section of my grocery store. I like them a whole lot more than regular rolled oats. I eat a bowl for breakfast and a bowl for my 3pm meal.

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    How about some o' 'dem grits...

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