I eat old fashioned oatmeal almost every day for breakfast. Topped with nuts, fruit and maple syrup it is a relatively healthy and satisfying meal. Usually I buy the GIANT cannister - since its cheaper in the long run, and I often use oats as a substitute for breadcrumbs or to make granola. Oats are a total staple in my pantry.
So imagine my HORROR when I groggily opened a fresh cannister the other morning and was met with teeny tiny oat flakes....I could tell just by looking at them. I had purchased QUICK oats instead.
Old Fashioned Oats
See how tiny the flakes are??
Although I knew I didn't like the texture of quick oats, and they never keep me full I went through the motions and made my hot oatmeal. It was the consistency of library paste and had the breakfast staying power of an eskimo pie.
I surely wouldn't be able to make it through this can of oats by making my usual oatmeal breakfast.
I had to do something to start to hack away at my supply so I made these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
They were delicious and satisfied my chocolate chip craving, so I'll definitely be making a few more batches, but, how else can I use up my quick-oat surplus??
I have about 2 lbs of quick oats to use up.
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