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Steel Cut Oats

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I love steel cut oats. My morning shake is water, vanilla yogurt, steel cut oats, ground flaxseed, protein. But I also grind the oats into a fine powder in the blender when I get a bag, then store it in tupperware for easy scooping and dissolving and digesting. Do you still get the same nutritional value from them this way -- probably more, right, since I'll consume more and throw less out in the sludge at the bottom of the shake?
 

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just as much. i like the texture they add to shakes, too.
 

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Steel cut oats are good. Negligible nutritional difference. whatever flips your flapjack.
 

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I have oatmeal almost daily. I like steel cut oats, but they take too long to prepare so I use the Quaker 1 minute oats.
 

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Originally Posted by JayJay
I have oatmeal almost daily. I like steel cut oats, but they take too long to prepare so I use the Quaker 1 minute oats.

The difference in taste between quick oats and rolled oats is immense.

The difference in taste between rolled oats and steel oats is much smaller, but still noticable.

That and the fact that I can nuke rolled oats and create different types of texture just by playing around with the parameters make me a rolled oats man. I still like steel oats every once in awhile though.
 

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How are you grinding up the oats for powder?
 

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If you can find it, Red River (wheat, rye and flax) is a nice change from steel-cut.

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Originally Posted by robin
How are you grinding up the oats for powder?

blank said he used blender. I just put them into a coffee grinder (like people do with flax and spices); but, I've only done that once. I like my oats whole.
 

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A great "intermediate" is Bob's red Mill brand "scottish/stone ground" oats. I go through two bags a week.
 
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My Zojirushi rice cooker takes all the pain out of making steel cut oats. After cooking, I add whiskey, Baileys irish cream, nuts, raisins, brown sugar, and whatever is in reach. McCann's in the can is the stuff I like.
 

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Originally Posted by whacked
The difference in taste between quick oats and rolled oats is immense.

The difference in taste between rolled oats and steel oats is much smaller, but still noticable.


Huh? Quaker 1-minute oats are rolled oats, they're just smaller than Quaker Old Fashioned oats so they will cook faster.
 

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Originally Posted by ken
Huh? Quaker 1-minute oats are rolled oats, they're just smaller than Quaker Old Fashioned oats so they will cook faster.
The fat oxidizes faster as well. It changes the flavor. They tend to be more stale as well.
 

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Originally Posted by denimdestroyedmylife
My Zojirushi rice cooker takes all the pain out of making steel cut oats. After cooking, I add whiskey, Baileys irish cream, nuts, raisins, brown sugar, and whatever is in reach. McCann's in the can is the stuff I like.

How exactly do you cook the oats in a rice cooker? We "lent" our rice cooker to my mother in law but could get it back.
 

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Originally Posted by blank
But I also grind the oats into a fine powder in the blender when I get a bag, then store it in tupperware for easy scooping and dissolving and digesting. Do you still get the same nutritional value from them this way -- probably more, right, since I'll consume more and throw less out in the sludge at the bottom of the shake?

Grinding grain causes it to go rancid faster. I suspect it's not fast enough to make any difference since oats are baked to inactivate the lipase. If it takes you more than a month or two to go through a bag you could keep your oat flour in the fridge?
 

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Originally Posted by dopey
How exactly do you cook the oats in a rice cooker? We "lent" our rice cooker to my mother in law but could get it back.
It works very well, you just need to get the right water proportions. I got my measurements for it out of this book: http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Rice-...4266993&sr=8-1 If you use the search inside feature you should be able to read the section on cooking oatmeal.
 

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