Oatmeal is a food storage staple. There are many oatmeal recipes you can enjoy. You can use oatmeal in breads, muffins, granola, cookies, and stuffing. It can also be used as a meat extender. The flour can be used to thicken soups.
Our family loves oatmeal as a breakfast cereal. We put the leftover cereal in our wheat bread. It makes the bread chewy and gives it a better consistency.
If stored properly, oatmeal has a shelf live of 30 years.
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Oatmeal Bread Recipe
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Basic Information about Oatmeal
Oat groats have been cleaned, toasted, hulled, and cleaned again. They take a long time to cook and are rather chewy.
Old-Fashioned Oats or Rolled Oats are oat groats that have been steamed, pressed with a roller, and then dried. These take about 15 minutes to cook.
Quick Oats have been cut into smaller pieces and rolled thinner. They cook quickly (about 5 minutes).
Rolled oats and quick oats are usually interchangeable in most recipes.
Instant oatmeal has been precooked and dried. Do not use in place of rolled or quick oats.
Oat flour can be made out of oat grouts or rolled oats in your grain grinder.
Oat bran is the outer coating of the oat grain.
Steel-cut oats are unrolled oats that have been cut into 2 or 3 pieces.
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