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07-28-2019 12:25 PM
Mr. H. I bring my own plastic container to the store and grab 3 cups of oats from the bulk food aisle.
I add 1 cup of soymilk to 1/2 cup of oats and nuke it for 3 minutes.
Just be sure to use a thick and roomy ceramic bowl in the nuke - otherwise it might boil over. A 4 -cup pyrex measuring cup works pretty good.

If you like brown sugar, or maple syrup, or cinnamon you can add those after it cooks. You might also add 1 tbsp of ground flaxseed for your ALA omega 3s.

Or better yet add fresh fruit to the oatmeal. Nothing beats blueberries. and in the summer when I can get fresh fruit and can't finish it all, I cut it up and freeze it for my breakfasts. You can add the frozen fruit before nuking.

As previously mentioned a chopped up apple is great. or a banana. or some peanut butter.
07-28-2019 10:10 AM
CookJoy Do you like sweets? Then I can advise you this recipe.

club.cooking/recipe/quaker-oatmeal-cookies/

You'll like it.

02-17-2014 07:18 PM
Tiger Lilly
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Originally Posted by beanspud View Post


There are already flavored instant oats, such as these in the picture. quaker-oatmeal-coupon.gif

Very pricy when compared to making your own.


Oh! I don't think we have the Quaker oatmeal in different flavours here. We have 'Uncle Toby's' though and they do a few different flavours.

You're right though, the price comparison is staggering when you think "But....I can just buy some cinnamon, have it on hand for baking AND occasionally put it in my breakfast!"

 

02-17-2014 03:15 PM
beanspud
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Originally Posted by Tiger Lilly View Post

My Quaker Oats ingredients- Oats (100%).


So, I'm assuming they have no sugar, or it would be there?


I like my oats plain and find adding soy milk to them is enough sweetness for me. But a little cinnamon would probably be nice? I think, if someone wanted to add more flavour.
There are already flavored instant oats, such as these in the picture. quaker-oatmeal-coupon.gif

Very pricy when compared to making your own.
02-17-2014 02:53 PM
Tiger Lilly

My Quaker Oats ingredients- Oats (100%).

So, I'm assuming they have no sugar, or it would be there?

I like my oats plain and find adding soy milk to them is enough sweetness for me. But a little cinnamon would probably be nice? I think, if someone wanted to add more flavour.

02-17-2014 02:40 PM
beanspud
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Originally Posted by Kiki234 View Post

Thanks for responding! I don't really love oatmeal, the texture is not my favorite; but I am looking to switch up my breakfast foods.  I am trying not to have sugar that has been processed using bone char. I found a recipe to make my own oatmeal as well in a slow cooker and I am going to attempt to do that. 
Good idea. I suggest getting some plain instant oats, old fashioned rolled oats, and steel cut oats. They all have different texture, and the possibilities are endless with all the fruit and nuts you can add. Some people like plant milks in them, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, walnuts, and even cooked kale.

Oatmeal is like a canvas, awaiting your customization.
02-17-2014 02:14 PM
Kiki234

Thanks for responding! I don't really love oatmeal, the texture is not my favorite; but I am looking to switch up my breakfast foods.  I am trying not to have sugar that has been processed using bone char. I found a recipe to make my own oatmeal as well in a slow cooker and I am going to attempt to do that. 

02-17-2014 12:45 PM
beanspud
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Originally Posted by Kiki234 View Post

image.jpg 147k .jpg file Nevermind I think I found my answer

Yes, they may use bone char or other methods. As you found out, we may never know. Some vegans eat sugar that may have been refined with bone char, some only eat certified non bone char filtered sugar, and others avoid sugar altogether.

I like making my own oatmeal, the instant stuff is way to salty for my taste.
02-17-2014 12:05 PM
Kiki234 image.jpg 147k .jpg file Nevermind I think I found my answer
02-17-2014 11:47 AM
Kiki234 I am very new to a vegan life style. I have been using cruelty free products for a year and have now decided to not consume any products from animals. The one thing I am wondering as I had any oatmeal today from Quaker was that one of the ingredients is sugar. Wouldn't this food no longer be considered vegan because we don't know what type of sugar it is because it could be processed with bone char. I know this is a very old post but I would love some insight!
01-12-2010 06:32 AM
River You could just buy oats in bulk, and sweeten/flavor them yourself (admittedly, I didn't read the thread so I dunno if that's been suggested yet).
01-12-2010 03:51 AM
IamJen Jess...aren't the other ones just, well, oats?
01-11-2010 10:17 PM
HNV
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Originally Posted by IamJen View Post

Hm..what's in those "natural flavors", I'd wonder.



Honey?
01-11-2010 09:55 PM
Jessss2008 What about NORMAL quaker oatmeal....not the "flavored" ones?
01-11-2010 09:51 PM
Discobanditt Oh man... I'm so glad I found this thread. As a poor college student and a vegan, I live on Quaker Oats! So good with some agave nectar and raisins... nummy nummy
09-07-2009 10:29 PM
Tofu-N-Sprouts
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Originally Posted by equinegal2288 View Post

Most varieties of Quaker oatmeal contain sugar, not a vegan ingredient as it is processed with animal bones.



Not ALL sugar is processed with bone char. Only cane sugar is bone char processed, and as Froggy mentioned, is more expensive than beet sugar (except in Florida and Hawaii).



Beet sugar is more commonly used in processed, packaged foods because it's cheaper and more widely produced in the US and Canada. If you have questions, of course contact the company, but just thought I'd correct your sweeping generalization re: sugar.
09-07-2009 09:18 PM
froggythefrog I would contact Quaker if you're concerned about the sugar. Sucrose has two major sources: beets and sugarcane. Sugar from beets is not processed with bone char and is a lot cheaper than cane sugar.
09-07-2009 01:42 PM
GhostUser Most varieties of Quaker oatmeal contain sugar, not a vegan ingredient as it is processed with animal bones. I'm still not sure about the Original Instant Oatmeal because some of the ingredients like Vitamin A Palmitate could come from plant or animal sources. Someone sais they contacted the company and they said there were no animal products in the maple and brown sugar kind, but sometimes these people don't really know what's vegan and what's not- especially considering I know the maple and brown sugar has sugar! I'm going to try contacting the company again and see what they say.
06-20-2008 04:17 PM
cstadt
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Originally Posted by IamJen View Post

Hm..what's in those "natural flavors", I'd wonder.



True!



"The official difference between the two depends on the source of the flavor and way the flavor was derived.xii"

Quoted from:

U.S. Congress, Code of Federal Regulations 21 C.F.R. 101, chapter 22, paragraph (a)(1). 1 April, 2002.



"Natural flavors are frequently produced using just as much chemical manipulation as artificial ones, and in some cases there is no identifiable difference between a natural flavor and its artificial equivalent.



In fact, due to impurities that result from some production processes, natural flavors can actually be more hazardous than their corresponding artificial flavors.xiii"

Quoted from:

Schlosser, Eric, Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (New York: Perennial, 2002: 126-7).



This is also from Sustainabletable.com
06-20-2008 04:13 PM
cstadt I'm researching for a paper and saw this about BHA right after reading this thread..

From SustainableTable.com



"...And after years of use, a flavoring called Safrole that was used in root beer, and a common preservative called BHA were also found to cause cancer.xxiv"



Quoted from

Raloff, Janet. “Carcinogens in the Diet.” Science News Online, 19 February, 2005
06-20-2008 03:31 PM
IamJen Hm..what's in those "natural flavors", I'd wonder.
06-20-2008 01:15 PM
Bells I think the Simple Harvest almond and honey flavor is actually vegan.



Ingredients:WHOLE GRAIN ROLLED OATS, WHOLE GRAIN ROLLED WHEAT, ROLLED BARLEY, WHOLE GRAIN ROLLED RYE, SUGAR, ALMONDS, WHOLE FLAXSEED, OAT FLOUR, NATURAL FLAVORS, SALT, MOLASSES



Other than that, I know the rest of the Simple Harvest varieties are vegan.
06-20-2008 09:30 AM
abroadinSacto
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Originally Posted by Lu_Joni View Post


I think that most animals, and some plants or plant material, have certain parasites that exist in the astral plane. I definately smell the rotting-like smell in the apple and cinnamon brand of quaker instant oatmeal, but it seems to be more faint in the maple and brown sugar brand (maybe it is because they are manufactured in the same factory).



Dude! I thought it was just me!
06-19-2008 03:56 PM
Lu_Joni When I quit eating pork years ago I noticed a psychic scent to it, which smelled kind of like it was rotting. Although, I admit that I've also noticed a similar scent after taking a break from eating cinnamon.



Now I don't eat any animal products and I also don't eat any plant products that form a vital part of the plant (e.g. stump, roots). I quit eating quaker instant oatmeal for a few months, but when I decided to go back to eating it for its nutrient content I noticed the similar rotting smell.



I think that most animals, and some plants or plant material, have certain parasites that exist in the astral plane. I definately smell the rotting-like smell in the apple and cinnamon brand of quaker instant oatmeal, but it seems to be more faint in the maple and brown sugar brand (maybe it is because they are manufactured in the same factory).
04-24-2007 08:40 AM
delicious I usually eat steel-cut oats, because they are less processed than rolled.
04-20-2007 08:57 AM
froggythefrog
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Originally Posted by newveggirl82 View Post

Wow, that DHT stuff is scary. I figure anything that even McDonald's won't put in their food is something to steer clear of!!!!!!!!!!



Are you in the right thread?
04-19-2007 04:14 PM
newveggirl82 Wow, that DHT stuff is scary. I figure anything that even McDonald's won't put in their food is something to steer clear of!!!!!!!!!!
04-19-2007 10:10 AM
shmelbee Actually, I contacted the Quaker people and asked about the "natural ingredients" on the package, and they said they didn't know. I avoided eating it until this morning when they called and said that their Maple and Brown Sugar Variety is completely void of animal products.



I told them it was for religious reasons.
10-22-2005 08:50 AM
Libellula i like buying the plain, slow-cooking kind.. i prefer the texture.
10-22-2005 06:35 AM
meatless
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Originally Posted by CountessKerouac View Post

I was talking about the Irish oatmeal, not Quakers.



I know, that's why I specified Quaker's.
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