In reality, I couldn't stand them. Try as I might, I'm addicted to my tried & true Quaker Oats and scowled each time I received a new bag.
That was until I discovered...Oat Flour!
Got Oats? Got a Vitamix? Then you got the makings for Oat Flour!
Here's how...it's soooo hard.
Yields: 1 cup
- 1 cup Old-fashioned or Steel Cut Oats
- Pour Oats into Vitamix
- Blend on high until flour consistency is achieved, about 60 seconds or less
- That's it (I was being sarcastic about the hard part)
My2Cents: No, quick oats won't work. Yes, you can make this in a regular blender or food processor - probably need to pulse instead of blend. Now what? Use as a straight up substitution for Whole Wheat Flour or Whole Wheat Pastry Flour. Makes baked goods moister, chewier, and crumblier. Great for making bread - infuses a nice, nutty flavor, but I recommend using half Oat & half WW Flour/Bread Flour. While Oats are gluten-free, cross-contamination in the field or manufacturing plant can corrupt them for you sensitive types.