Oats-so-pointless...?

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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby al_yrpal » 16 Feb 2016, 12:10am

Coop rolled oats

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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby reohn2 » 16 Feb 2016, 8:00am

cc1085 wrote:Freshly rolled oats, water, whatever available local berries fruit or nuts. Heat in a discarded beer can or other container on a homemade rocket stove with a bunch of dry twigs, how could anyone possibly be so busy that they wouldn't have a few minutes to do this? The taste cannot be matched by a 100 michelin starred eatery. Why would anyone want to eat plastic??


Don't you find the twigs a bit chewy?
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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby rjb » 16 Feb 2016, 9:25am

Bit late to the party, but this is how I do mine. First I mill the oats in a food processor until it resembles ready brek. Couple of spoon fills in a large mug with full cream milk and teaspoon of sugar. Microwave until cooked stirring occasionally. (Don't let it boil over). Stand for 5 mins then serve with honey. No messy pans to deal with. I usually make mine before going to bed and cover, leave in microwave so I can reheat it for breakfast - it's super smooth that way. :wink:
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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby Bmblbzzz » 16 Feb 2016, 9:58am

cc1085 wrote:Freshly rolled oats, water, whatever available local berries fruit or nuts. Heat in a discarded beer can or other container on a homemade rocket stove with a bunch of dry twigs, how could anyone possibly be so busy that they wouldn't have a few minutes to do this? The taste cannot be matched by a 100 michelin starred eatery. Why would anyone want to eat plastic??

Because they have to go to work? :)

Not saying porridge takes a long time to make, just putting the porridge-making back in its home context.

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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby al_yrpal » 16 Feb 2016, 10:05am

Thought I would try Coop rolled Oats this morning. 40g oats, 260ml of skimmed milk and water, 2 minutes 30 in microwave at 1000w. Easy but a bit tastlesss. Cant see how anyone can eat 200g of this stuff and not end up like a baloon?

I am hoping the porridge will suppress my apetite later in the day to shift a few lbs which have crept on.

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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby CREPELLO » 16 Feb 2016, 2:07pm

Sweep wrote:I have i think declared a fondness for sainsburys finest oats.

And even as a bit of a cheapskate find a lot of other oats not worth the apparent savings - some look like fine wood shavings.

Can anyone recommend any generally available (ie not specialist outlet) alternatives to my sainsburys fave?

Mornflake Oats are widely available. I know they are at least partly sourced from Pimhill Hall farm https://www.pimhill.com/buy-online/ as they told me so. Now whether Mornflake sell organic oats, or whether Pimhills grow non organic I'm not sure. The smaller bags of Pimhill organic oats are a bit pricey, but I buy a 25kg sack (yes Graham 8) ) direct, twice a year, the equivalent to £1/kg :P

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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby CREPELLO » 16 Feb 2016, 2:11pm

Has anyone tried savoury 'flapjacks', or oat savouries? Not available to buy (yet), but there are a few recipes on the internet. They make an excellent alternative to the sugar heavy diet that we sometimes subject ourselves to on the road and are low GI, so ideal for diabetics. I might post one of my recipes if anyone's interested.

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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby Ross K » 16 Feb 2016, 2:25pm

CREPELLO wrote:Has anyone tried savoury 'flapjacks', or oat savouries? Not available to buy (yet), but there are a few recipes on the internet. They make an excellent alternative to the sugar heavy diet that we sometimes subject ourselves to on the road and are low GI, so ideal for diabetics. I might post one of my recipes if anyone's interested.


I'm definitely interested, I'm looking for just such a thing! Cheers.

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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby Graham » 16 Feb 2016, 7:25pm

CREPELLO wrote:I buy a 25kg sack (yes Graham 8) ) direct, twice a year, the equivalent to £1/kg :P

Yes, I am impressed !!

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Postby LollyKat » 16 Feb 2016, 10:27pm

CREPELLO wrote:Has anyone tried savoury 'flapjacks', or oat savouries? Not available to buy (yet), but there are a few recipes on the internet.....I might post one of my recipes if anyone's interested.


An obvious idea that I'd never thought of... I've downloaded a couple of recipes and yes, I'd be interested in yours, please.

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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby Sweep » 17 Feb 2016, 7:54am

al_yrpal wrote:Thought I would try Coop rolled Oats this morning. 40g oats, 260ml of skimmed milk and water, 2 minutes 30 in microwave at 1000w. Easy but a bit tastlesss. Cant see how anyone can eat 200g of this stuff and not end up like a baloon?

I am hoping the porridge will suppress my apetite later in the day to shift a few lbs which have crept on.

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Am confused al. Tasteless? I thought you were recommending those oats?
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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby Sweep » 17 Feb 2016, 7:57am

Ross K wrote:
CREPELLO wrote:Has anyone tried savoury 'flapjacks', or oat savouries? Not available to buy (yet), but there are a few recipes on the internet. They make an excellent alternative to the sugar heavy diet that we sometimes subject ourselves to on the road and are low GI, so ideal for diabetics. I might post one of my recipes if anyone's interested.


I'm definitely interested, I'm looking for just such a thing! Cheers.


I have a recipe for energy food with oats (and other stuff) which a lot of folk on rides i used to lead started to use. Will try to dig it out.
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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby CREPELLO » 17 Feb 2016, 10:17am

WALNUT, GREEN OLIVE AND PARMESAN FLAPJACK with green coriander seeds

Oats 500g
Grated carrot/chopped celery and green olives 380g
Strong cheddar cheese 200g
Walnuts, chopped 200g
Medium large onion, finely chopped - 1
Butter 100g
Parmesan cheese 100g
Cilantrico coriander seed paste 85g*
Ground black pepper 2tsp
Lemon oil 20 drops (or zest of 1 lemon)
A splash of water.
(no need for extra salt)


Rub the butter into the oats, then combine everything else into the oats. The mix should hold together, but if it seems a bit crumbly, add a tiny splash of water. Avoid overworking the mixture.

Spread the mixture in a flat greased tin (or grease proof paper instead) and bake for about 35 minutes at 170c (fan assisted), or until the surface is lightly browned. Allow to cool before cutting up.

These quantities make a lot of flapjack, so you may want to half amounts and possibly reduce cooking time by 5 minutes or so.

For variations on the recipe above, any of the herb, veg, nut or fat ingredients can be substituted (eg, sun dried tom's, onion, cashews, pumpkin seeds, garlic, black olive, feta, basil (pesto)), just ensure that the proportions remain similar.

They don't need egg or anything to hold the mix together, although you could try (would it help shelf life I wonder). The oats, moisture and fat hold everything together just fine. The shelf life is not as great as a sugar saturated flapjack. I suggest freezing them, otherwise, they are edible for a couple of weeks if kept in the fridge, but they tend to become drier.

*Cilantrico is the name of a product I'm devising using green coriander seed. Sorry but I've sold out until the summer https://www.facebook.com/Cilantrico-167 ... 48/?ref=hl. You could use dried coriander seed or green leaf as a substitute, although the green seed does add a much more vibrant note to the flavour. I suggest adding the substitute 'to taste', but estimate approx 20-25g.

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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby LollyKat » 17 Feb 2016, 11:22am

Sounds fabulous - thanks for posting!

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Re: Oats-so-pointless...?

Postby al_yrpal » 17 Feb 2016, 1:58pm

I didnt find the porridge very tasty. Guess thats why people add things to it? I didnt notice that it was much of an appetite suppressant either, no better than my Aldi Very Nutty Muesli so I am back on that, nuts contain lots of good things.
The Mrs has Coop oats with some blueberries every morning in preference to other brands she has tried.
I read that porridge oats have the seeds rolled and cut in half whereas jumbo oats are whole flattened seeds which is interesting.

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