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Old 07-04-2007, 01:05 PM   #1
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Mushy Oatmeal

When I go out to my favorite breakfast restaurant they have the best oatmeal. Its all mushy and you can't taste the individual oats. But when I make it at home its always all flaky. How can I make it mushy? I'd like to try it for my dd rather than baby cereal but I can't seem to get it right.

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Old 07-04-2007, 01:41 PM   #2
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For my DD I put the dry oats in my food processor until it resembles a dusty small grain mixture. i mix it with some hot water let it sit for about 2 minutes then add some fresh fruit puree or baked apple puree and some plain yogurt. She loves it and it is so healthy! HTH, Danni
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You can blend it up to make it more smooth also you can cook it longer to make it more mushy (more liquid cook longer) also I would not use it as a substitute for rice cereal my middle dd is allergic to oat and we found out from an allergist that it is a common allergy. Rice is safest
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Re: Mushy Oatmeal

It may be that your favorite restaurant uses steel cut (or scottish, or irish, pretty much the same thing) oats. They have a different texture than rolled oats that are commonly available at the grocery store.

This site talks about the different kinds: http://www.karenskitchen.com/a/recipe_oat.htm
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Re: Mushy Oatmeal

I add hot water from the tap to DS's oatmeal and make it watery then I put it in the microwave for about 20 seconds. it seems to make it mushier when I do it that way. I don't eat oatmeal so I have never tasted it..but it appears mushier.
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I 2nd or 3rd the food processor method....we process the dry oats (regular, not quick cooking) into oat flour and then use that for making the cereal.
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Re: Mushy Oatmeal

With rolled oats, if I put them in before the water boils instead of after, they are mushy and you can't feel the individual oats.
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Re: Mushy Oatmeal

Interesting question..I made "regular" oatmeal the first time the other day and it was flaky. DH made some this morning and it was mushy...which was what I was hoping mine would be. I asked him how he made them..and he said he just put water and when it boiled he put the oatmeal in. He didn't measure the water, so I'm guessing he used more water than the box said.
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