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Old 02-08-09, 04:54 PM
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Oatmeal

Why do we chew it?

We certainly aren't going to make it any flatter than the rollers which process the grain.

Nor, are we going to make it any smaller.

From now on, it's just spoon and swallow!!!
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Old 02-08-09, 05:06 PM
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Digestion starts in the mouth, my friend. We chew to break up the food and infuse it with enzymes that help the stomach do its job.
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if you're eating proper oatmeal (i.e. porridge) it's necessary.
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Well,the first bowl was too lumpy, nd the second bowl was too soupy, but the third bowl was JUUUSSSTTTT RRRIIGGHHHHTTT, and I ated it all up.

I am gonna go upstairs now and take a nap.
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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Oatmeal cookies need to be chewed.
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Instant oats need to be banned....
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Oatmeal cookies need to be chewed.
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Steel cut oats have a very chewable texture. Nothing mushy about them. Yumm yumm.
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Eat steel cut oatmeal. Rolled oats are nasty.
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McCann's FTW, although a reasonable substitute can be found at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's.
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McCann's FTW, although a reasonable substitute can be found at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's.
I also tried Bob's Red Mill but McCann is definitely the best oatmeal I've tasted so far.
Sometimes Meijer has it for 3.49$ a can. Then I buy it by the dozen or whatever is left on the shelf.
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Steel cut oats have a very chewable texture. Nothing mushy about them. Yumm yumm.
Oh yeah so I can feel like a horse?
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Steel cut oats are great. But given that they take 30 minutes or more to cook, the secret is to prepare 'em the night before, and then nuke them back to life in the morning.

My routine: Bring the water to the boil, add the oats and a little salt, stir, switch off heat and cover, and by morning they are all nice and oatmealy. Heat, add some raisins, dried cranberries or a sliced-up banana and serve with milk and you're set for the day.
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Instant oats need to be banned....
They're nice when you're camping.
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Oh yeah so I can feel like a horse?
If it quacks like a horse...................
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hmmm....oatmeal and dark beer....breakfast of champions (if your running the kentucky derby).
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Originally Posted by Boudicca View Post
Steel cut oats are great. But given that they take 30 minutes or more to cook, the secret is to prepare 'em the night before, and then nuke them back to life in the morning.

My routine: Bring the water to the boil, add the oats and a little salt, stir, switch off heat and cover, and by morning they are all nice and oatmealy. Heat, add some raisins, dried cranberries or a sliced-up banana and serve with milk and you're set for the day.
Yeah- that's pretty much routine too. I usually add flaxseed meal to the mix as well as some walnuts. BTW, just soaking the oats in water overnight will help the next morning too.
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Originally Posted by Scummer View Post
Steel cut oats have a very chewable texture. Nothing mushy about them. Yumm yumm.
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Eat steel cut oatmeal. Rolled oats are nasty.
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Steel cut oats are great. But given that they take 30 minutes or more to cook, the secret is to prepare 'em the night before, and then nuke them back to life in the morning.

My routine: Bring the water to the boil, add the oats and a little salt, stir, switch off heat and cover, and by morning they are all nice and oatmealy. Heat, add some raisins, dried cranberries or a sliced-up banana and serve with milk and you're set for the day.
yes, yes, and yes.

Steel cut oats re-heat really well!
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Originally Posted by Boudicca View Post
Steel cut oats are great. But given that they take 30 minutes or more to cook, the secret is to prepare 'em the night before, and then nuke them back to life in the morning.

My routine: Bring the water to the boil, add the oats and a little salt, stir, switch off heat and cover, and by morning they are all nice and oatmealy. Heat, add some raisins, dried cranberries or a sliced-up banana and serve with milk and you're set for the day.
Wow, I am going to have to try this. I wonder if I would get the same results by just adding boiling water from my electric kettle to the oats, stir, cover and let sit overnight. Since I am quite the fan of dried fruit in my oatmeal, perhaps I will add that and let it soak overnight.
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Regular Quaker Oats are great if 1/2 cooked: Pour boiling water over a single serving (raisins are a must, coconut optional) in a bowl then microwave for ~30 seconds. They will still be a bit chewy and no glop or 'mucous' at all.

Finish with 1% milk. I usually don't add sugar.
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I'm with the OP. When in doubt just swallow.
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Oatmeal for the workweek:
1 cup steel cut oats. McCann is the best as mentioned before.
4 cups milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 Banana (cut in small pieces)
1 Apple (cut in small pieces)
1 cup raisins

Throw everything in a smaller crockpot and let cook overnight. Enjoy fresh, warm oatmeal in the morning. The leftovers can be reheat in the micro the next couple of days.

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BTW, steel cut oatmeal makes the most awesome oatmeal raisin cookies, oatmeal bread, and oatmeal muffins. Just remember to soak in hot water and drain before adding to any recipe. You'll never have more wonderfully chewy bread!
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