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Another oatmeal question: The Guinness Whole Wheat bread recipe calls for rolled oats, ground into flour in the food processor. I have steel-cut and regular quick oats. Which do I want to try to grind, or does it matter? (I am making this tomorrow, no matter WHAT else I have to substitute!)

asked by Kayb over 6 years ago
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added over 6 years ago

You really shouldn't bake/cook with steel cut oats unless they are cooked. If that is all you have, use the quick oats.

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added over 6 years ago

Definitely the quick oats. I've substituted these for rolled oats in bread before and couldn't tell the difference.

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added over 6 years ago

Ages ago, I read something in a magazine about making cookies and cakes a teeny bit healthier by substituting up to 1/4 of the AP flour called for in any recipe with oat flour. It said to just whirl it in a food processor and that quick-cooking or rolled oats were equally fine to be made into flour and it didn't mention steel-cut oats at all.

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added over 6 years ago

And the Magic Pickle comes through again! Thanks, friends!

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