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Best way to grind up oats?

Link141 Sep 26, 2008 07:12 PM

I put oats into my morning drinks, I usually put them in the blender with a few other things, but it doesnt really work. I was thinking either trying a food processer (or is that the same thing as the blender?) or a coffee grindder then just adding the oat dust to my drink.

  1. stilton Sep 28, 2008 04:58 PM

    Have you considered using oat flour?

    1. babette feasts Sep 26, 2008 08:18 PM

      The food processor will get them small, but not really a fine powder. If you have $400, a vita prep blender will get your smoothies smooooooth.

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      1. re: babette feasts
        Link141 Sep 27, 2008 01:32 PM

        Ahaha unfortunately as a college weight lifter I do not have 400 to spend on a blender as much as I would love to do that :P

        1. re: Link141
          tarteaucitron Sep 27, 2008 08:42 PM

          I have used the very basic blender to grind oats into oat flour. It just requires pushing and poking the mixture around (in between the blending, of course!) to get all the oats to grind finely.

          If you're adding it straight to your breakfast drink, you can probably even use a pan to lightly toast the oat flour in advance to get rid of the raw taste.

      2. mmontini Sep 26, 2008 07:19 PM

        I think that if you use a coffee grinder, the oats will form a finer powder so that your drink will be more smooth than a chunky consistency.

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        1. re: mmontini
          Link141 Sep 26, 2008 07:21 PM

          Yea. Is there any chance they make large coffee grinders then the ones I see in shops?

          1. re: Link141
            mmontini Sep 26, 2008 07:25 PM

            I am sure that in speciality kitchen gadget stores would sell the large ones and have them as small as spice grinders.

            1. re: mmontini
              Link141 Sep 26, 2008 07:30 PM

              Alright thanks a ton!

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