Thursday, March 31, 2011

HELP! and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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
 Quick 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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13 comments:

  1. You can make my florentines with quick oats! Just lose the flour! http://www.kathycancook.com/2011/01/baking-cookies-for-swapping.html

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  2. I'd think granola made with quick oats wouldn't be bad.

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  3. I don't know. . . I hate quick oats too!

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  4. I definitely agree that quick oats are nasty just eating as oatmeal, but I love having them on hand for baking and cooking...subbed as bread crumbs, use in pancakes, muffins, cookies...they are good to have around :)

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  5. I am lazy and totally eat quick oats on the weekdays at work... but you're right. Not as good. You could make these no-bake peanut butter, chocolate balls with the crappy stuff!
    http://bit.ly/e6cQoD

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  6. I think you could definitely make lots of cookies with them... and you can try Orangette's flapjacks even though I didn't think the recipe was all that good.

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  7. I adore oatmeal, so finding quick oats instead of old-fashioned in my pantry would also make me panic!

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  8. oh man. what to do?! The cookies look GREAT!

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  9. I think anything baked! Like pancakes, scones, muffins, breads.. Go crazy!

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  10. These maple oat scones are really good! http://www.thefoodiesatwork.com/2010/01/26/maple-scones-muffins/

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  11. You could try my Oatmeal Cake!! It is sooo delicious!!
    http://acopycatcooks.blogspot.com/2010/02/oatmeal-cake.html

    or make more cookies and freeze them in little balls prior to baking. Then you can whip up some whenever you need too!

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  12. I would use them to make pancakes. Sometimes I use oatmeal in place of brown rice in recipes.

    I like quick oats :(

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  13. Cookies are definitely the way to go. I liked quick oats in these: http://www.healthyandsane.com/2010/04/better-late-than-never/

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