Substitution ratios in recipes:
Cookie recipes: If you're trying to avoid flour, you can use rolled oats for at least some of the flour, although the texture and taste will change. Substitute rolled oats at a ratio of 1 1/3 parts rolled oats to 1 part flour. It provides structure in cookies when combined with sugar, butter, eggs and other ingredients. Rolled oats add a chewy, nutty flavor to cookies, as well as a rough, bumpy texture. The cookies might not hold together as well if you use all rolled oats and no flour. For best results, substitute only half the flour with rolled oats.
Muffins: Suggestions of ½ cup oats in place of ¼ cup flour or 1/3 cup oats for ¼ cup flour. Some suggest putting oats in blender to make them finer. May need to adjust the moisture in your recipe,keep in mind quick oats absorb slightly more moisture. Suggestion for recipe calling for 2 cups of flour, use 1 cup thick oats and 1 ¼ cups of flour.
Where do your oats come from?
Western Canadian Prairie provinces.
What is the difference between quick rolled oats and thick rolled oats?
They are nearly identical products. They are both 100 percent natural and only contain oats. They have exactly the same nutritive value as each other. Old fashioned oats are steamed and rolled to a moderate thickness. Quick oats are cut slightly smaller than old fashioned oats and are steamed and rolled to a thinner size. Each piece of old fashioned oatmeal will probably have a consistent oval shape. With quick oats, the size and shape varies slightly because they were cut smaller. In both cases, 1/2 cup of dry oats makes up one serving.
Can quick and thick cut oats be used interchangeably?
Quick-cooking oats and old-fashioned oats are interchangeable, as long as you consider the differences between the two. Both have been flattened with large rollers, but quick-cooking oats are cut into smaller pieces first. As a result, quick-cooking oats cook faster, and they offer a more delicate texture to baked goods and desserts. If you want a heartier texture, use old-fashioned oats. You will need slightly more water if you are using quick oats than you need with old fashioned oats. This is because the quick oats, with their smaller size, absorb slightly more water than the old fashioned oats.
How can I be sure it is gluten free?
Hodgson Mill has over 50 high quality Gluten Free products, carefully produced to ensure taste and safety. Each product is Certified Gluten Free by a reputable third-party organization. We are currently certified under the National Celiac Association and we are in the process of changing to the Gluten Free Certification Organization. Both certifications help us guarantee that our products are far under the legal FDA limit of 20ppm (parts per million) gluten.
Is it considered whole grain?
Yes, it has the 100% whole grain stamp.
How much beta glucan is in a 48g serving?
About 2g. It will vary with crop conditions.
Does your Thick Cut Rolled Oats contain glyphosates?
No. Our grain vendor for oats is one of the few companies that have announced that they will reject oats exposed to glyphosate, since oats exposed to glyphosate did not meet their quality standards for the grain. The farmers that grow our oats signed an affidavit stating they will not use glyphosate on the oats.