I just bought 25 pounds of thick-cut rolled oats because I found it at a very good price. I have transferred the oats from the bag they came in to 1/2 gallon canning jars (it took 14 jars!). Is that a good way to store them, or do you have any other suggestions?
Also, aside from making oatmeal for my family, adding oatmeal to meatloaf, and making oatmeal cookies, do you have any other suggestions for using it? Thanks for any suggestions you have.
I bake a very good oatmeal bread.
You can use it to stretch ground beef.
Dry shampoo (1 cup finely ground oats + 1 cup baking soda)
Would you be willing to share the oatmeal bread recipe?
I wonder if you should freeze some of those containers? I'd be concerned about mealy bugs if you have that many containers to get through.
Here's a recipe for Oatmeal cake. It can be served plain or with a coconut/nut frosting.
Boil 1 1/4 cup water and 1 cup oatmeal until oatmeal is cooked. Set aside.
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
Mix in 1 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
Stir in oatmeal.
Bake in greased 9x9 inch pan for 30 minutes in 350 degree oven.
Make your own homemade granola cereal.
Hello this is not for using Oatmeal however it will help keep it from bugs. You can put a stick of speramint gum or other flavors of gum it the jar. I have had it last for years without food millers.
The quaker oat website
has some nice recipes.
First, please tell me where you found that deal!! I want it myself! Awesome! Well, one of the things that I used oats for one time was to grind them into dust literally, and used it for flour for my blueberry oatmeal muffins. And no one knew it, and that got extra fiber! Good Luck!
We use ground oatmeal (just use the blender) for skin conditions like poison ivy, rashes, bee stings, cuts, flea or mosquito bites. Take some of the oatmeal, add a little water to make a paste. It also works good to sprinkle some dry oatmeal in bath water and then soak in it. It is exactly what Aveeno is without the cost.
Teresa Lansing, MI
You might think about sharing some of that bounty with our feathered friends. Melt suet and add oatmeal. Put in margarine containers or other containers and let harden. Put out for brids like woodpeckers etc
This is a Low Fat low sugar alternatice to Muesli Bars for
Childrens Lunches or snacks.
1/4 cup polyunsaturated oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup non fat milk
1/4 cup chopped dates
1 cup Wholemeal flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup chopped walnuts.
Beat together the egg, oil, sugar and milk until smooth.
Stir in the dates, then add the flour, rolled oats, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix together. Spread into a creased 18x28cm swiss roll tin. (this is flat with small edge on)
Lightly press the walnuts onto the top of the mixture. Bake at 180deg C for 40-45 minutes or until golden and firm to touch. Let cool and cut into squares.
Makes about 18 squares.
This Scrumptious as well as nutritious slice is packed with fibre from oats and flour. The dried fruit adds even more fibre and vitamins and minerals important for good health.
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups rainsins
1/2 cup chopped dates
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons wholemeal flour.
1/2 cup polyunsaturated oil
1 cup wholemeal flour
3/4 cup wheatgerm
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup non fat milk.
Place the filling ingredients in a saucepan, simmer for
5-10 minutes or until thickened.
Mix all the crust ingredients together. Press half the crust into a 28-18cm tin. Spread with the filling and cover with the remaining crust. Press lightly. Bake at 180Deg.C for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cut when
Makes about 24 piece
Fairytime Perth Western Australia.
I'd give it out to every friend, neighbor and family member as a gift! You could print out a recipe and attach it to the gift....I'd love to get a gift like that. You could also donate some to your local food or homeless shelter bank...they would love that!
-Lee in FL
This is one of our favorite recipes: COTTAGE CHEESE PATTIES
2 cups cottage cheese or homemade quick cheese
1 cup oats
1 T. sage
1 t. salt
breadcrumbs if mixture is not firm enough.
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
finely chopped celery (optional)
Mix everything together thoroughly. Form into patties using a quarter-cup measure and fry in 1 T. butter and 1 T. vegetable oil until browned. Place in a greased or sprayed 10x13 casserole and pour some tomato sauce or mushroom soup over the top. Bake 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Handle the unbaked patties carefully because they are fragile until they are baked.
I like oatmeal as a soup. I cook it with chicken bouillon cubes and with spices I like , sometimes I add barbecue sauce sometimes steak sauce sometimes I add a scrambled egg and some margarine. It's always different. I like it soupy not thick, be inventive it's fun, I call it my witches stew lol.
Something we like; it might be called scrapple? You brown about 1/2 # of sausage (I make my own sausage from ground turkey and add my mix of sausage seasoning) cook about 1 C rolled oats just like you would oatmeal. Mix in the browned sausage, pack it into a small oiled loaf pan. Let it chill in the frig then remove, slice and fry in oil in a skillet till crispy and golden on both sides. You can stretch your meat out this way. Another way is to put rolled oats in a blender and blend it till it is flour, then combine it with regular flour for baking.
I think your idea of putting it in canning jars is very good. Another thing I would do is freeze the oats for about 2 to 3 days. I always freeze my whole grains for a few days, that usually kills any bug eggs that might hatch. I have heard that whole grain flour, etc. will become rancid after a while. I'm not sure how long it takes though.
I add a bay leaf to my stored oatmeal(and just about everything else) and have had no problems with buggy things in there. This after throwing out MANY boxes of oats, mac, puddings,etc several years ago. No bugs since!
You can use it as filler in meat loaves also, just substitute the oatmeal for the crackers/bread you'd normally use. I've also processed it and added it to flavored cracker crumbs for breading on chicken and pork. If you make dressing (or stuffing depending on where you're from) the ground oats can also be used when you're mixing the baked cornbread and broth before baking. It's basically just a filler in this case so make sure your spices are sufficient for the amended recipe.
Oatmeal cookies for presents. Oatmeal scrub for skin care. Oatmeal for soft scrubbing for sinks. Oatmeal in mesh baggies for natural smell absorbers. Oatmeal to save money by stretching dog food. Oatmeal to absorb oil on garage floor. Oatmeal flour coarsely ground for a teen's face wash, or a thicker paste for a mask. Oatmeal cake, oatmeal as a side dish with dinner done with rosemary and other non-sweet spices. I would avoid using oatmeal in greasy recipes because it prevents excess grease from draining off so you end up eating grease-soaked oatmeal. And the all-time favorite, oatmeal for breakfast. If you partially grind it in the blender, will it cook faster? Do the experiment and let us know!
150g porridge oats
175 g grated Cheddar cheese
1 free range egg(beaten)
50 g butter or marge(melted)
1/2 teaspoon crushed Rosemary or any herb you fancy
press into cake tin or bun tins
Bake 180c about 40 minutes.
Not for those on a low fat diet but sooooo gorgeous.
Sorry forgot to say previous recipe best eaten cold
This month's "Fine Cooking" newsletter has a no-knead oatmeal bread recipe that looks good to me (simple, too). Google granola or muesli and you'll find all kinds of cereal recipes that don't need last-minute cooking, or cooking at all. I remember making a granola recipe back long ago that we used as snack, not cereal, because it really was more like a dessert/snack. As a couple of posters already said, I'd love that buy on oatmeal. I'd even clean out my freezer.
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