I do not like the consistancy of oatmeal! But I know the benefits of it. So instead of 'gag me with a spoon' by eating it the traditional way- hot water and making paste with it- I grind it in my magic bullet and make it into flour. I blend it with whole wheat flour to make healthy chocolate chip cookies for my family- they love it!
For measuring: I measure the oats BEFORE I grind them and then add to recipe with the whole wheat flour. If a recipe calls for 2 cups flour, I measure the oats as 1 cup, grind and then measure whole wheat flour.
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I love to bake from scratch for my family on vacation. It's cumbersome to take ingredients along so I combine the dry ingredients in zip lock baggies before I go. On the outside of the bag, I write the wet ingredients that need to be added and the temp and time on the bag so I can bake for my family when we are on vacation.
Today I put oats, flour, brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon in a ziplock, on the front I put "crisp", add butter/margine. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes. I also do this with muffins, cookies, quick breads, etc. It's also really, really fast to bake!
I have more success when I cook breakfast ahead -- have healthy muffins baked and ready to reheat in a matter of moments, or bake steel cut oats with apple and cinnamon (yum!) and reheat these. It makes breakfast super quick and easy. 4
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