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  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 8,509Member Member Posts: 8,509Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    kelly_c_77 wrote: »
    kelly_c_77 wrote: »
    Yeah, the 78g is 293 calories for just the oats.
    So, are you just adding extra liquid and cooking it more? And then adding the xanthan gum? How many grams of oats are in the packets you used? And how much liquid were you adding?
    Thanks again.

    I use 100 calories of oatmeal (28g), cook with about 1c water for like 2 minutes, add xanthum gum and stir, add another cup of water and cook 2-4 minutes(if it starts to boil over I just stop it before it explodes and cool before microwaving again).

    Then let it cool more in the freezer, microwave again 2 minutes, cool in freezer, stir a lot and then slowly add another cup or so while microwaving another minute every time I add more water. (I also add like 2tbsp truvia and 2tbsp sugar free syrup)

    Awesome, thanks!

    If you make this, could you please post the bowl after step 1 and then final product? I will try this tonight as well and compare the results because I am having hard time imagining how this is a huge bowl of oatmeal (also commented in the old thread linked to above).

    I think the better thing would be to post the photo with the amount of water you are "suppose" to add to 28g which is 2/3c and then compare to final amount.

    2-3c of oatmeal for 100 cal vs 2/3c using the amount you are "suppose" to mix is definitely a huge difference!

    I still dont understand the chilling part. Why?
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Posts: 4,922Member Member Posts: 4,922Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    I make volume oatmeal, but no xantham gum. I use 50 or so grams of oatmeal, add about 1 cup of water, microwave 3 minutes on low, stir, add another cup or so of water, microwave on high til all hot and soupy. Make it in a serving bowl.

    Well thats easy but I for one would not want to eat this. Oatmeal for me should be nice and thick.

    Ahhh yes that makes sense then. I don't like my oatmeal thick.
  • glassyoglassyo Posts: 4,253Member Member Posts: 4,253Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    I make volume oatmeal, but no xantham gum. I use 50 or so grams of oatmeal, add about 1 cup of water, microwave 3 minutes on low, stir, add another cup or so of water, microwave on high til all hot and soupy. Make it in a serving bowl.

    Well thats easy but I for one would not want to eat this. Oatmeal for me should be nice and thick.

    Ahhh yes that makes sense then. I don't like my oatmeal thick.

    What if you let it rest like normal sized oatmeal? Would it thicken up then? I like the idea but not the way too many steps version. :p
  • kelly_c_77kelly_c_77 Posts: 5,606Member Member Posts: 5,606Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    kelly_c_77 wrote: »
    kelly_c_77 wrote: »
    Yeah, the 78g is 293 calories for just the oats.
    So, are you just adding extra liquid and cooking it more? And then adding the xanthan gum? How many grams of oats are in the packets you used? And how much liquid were you adding?
    Thanks again.

    I use 100 calories of oatmeal (28g), cook with about 1c water for like 2 minutes, add xanthum gum and stir, add another cup of water and cook 2-4 minutes(if it starts to boil over I just stop it before it explodes and cool before microwaving again).

    Then let it cool more in the freezer, microwave again 2 minutes, cool in freezer, stir a lot and then slowly add another cup or so while microwaving another minute every time I add more water. (I also add like 2tbsp truvia and 2tbsp sugar free syrup)

    Awesome, thanks!

    If you make this, could you please post the bowl after step 1 and then final product? I will try this tonight as well and compare the results because I am having hard time imagining how this is a huge bowl of oatmeal (also commented in the old thread linked to above).

    I think the better thing would be to post the photo with the amount of water you are "suppose" to add to 28g which is 2/3c and then compare to final amount.

    2-3c of oatmeal for 100 cal vs 2/3c using the amount you are "suppose" to mix is definitely a huge difference!

    Yeah, Chocolate covered Katie has a similar way of expanding her oats by adding extra water. https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2009/07/03/kozyshack-oatmeal-pudding/

  • glassyoglassyo Posts: 4,253Member Member Posts: 4,253Member Member
    Here's Hungrygirl's version:

    HG's Microwave Growing Oatmeal
    Entire recipe: 189 calories, 5g fat, 335mg sodium, 30.5g carbs, 5g fiber, 1g sugars, 6.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

    Ingredients:
    1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (NOT instant)
    1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda or Truvia)
    1/4 tsp. cinnamon
    1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
    Dash salt
    1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze

    Directions:
    Combine ingredients in a VERY large microwave-safe bowl (at least 10-cup capacity -- your oatmeal will bubble up while it cooks!). Mix in 1 cup water. Microwave for 12 - 15 minutes, until thick and creamy, stirring halfway through.

    Let slightly cool and thicken. Enjoy!

    MAKES 1 SERVING

    The oatmeal still cooks for a long time in the microwave, but you don't need to wait for it to boil or stir it as often. Amazing! You can use this method with any HG growing oatmeal recipe. Just don't forget to use a giant bowl. Happy breakfast-ing!
  • kelly_c_77kelly_c_77 Posts: 5,606Member Member Posts: 5,606Member Member
    So, you also need a cup of water in addition to all the ingredients listed? And then just microwave forever?
    I'd try that. I'm in favor of the "less work" method too.
  • glassyoglassyo Posts: 4,253Member Member Posts: 4,253Member Member
    kelly_c_77 wrote: »
    So, you also need a cup of water in addition to all the ingredients listed? And then just microwave forever?
    I'd try that. I'm in favor of the "less work" method too.

    And the almond milk isn't ALL that creamy so I wonder how it would do with 2 cups of water.
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Posts: 3,123Member Member Posts: 3,123Member Member
    glassyo wrote: »
    Here's Hungrygirl's version:

    HG's Microwave Growing Oatmeal
    Entire recipe: 189 calories, 5g fat, 335mg sodium, 30.5g carbs, 5g fiber, 1g sugars, 6.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

    Ingredients:
    1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (NOT instant)
    1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda or Truvia)
    1/4 tsp. cinnamon
    1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
    Dash salt
    1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze

    Directions:
    Combine ingredients in a VERY large microwave-safe bowl (at least 10-cup capacity -- your oatmeal will bubble up while it cooks!). Mix in 1 cup water. Microwave for 12 - 15 minutes, until thick and creamy, stirring halfway through.

    Let slightly cool and thicken. Enjoy!

    MAKES 1 SERVING

    The oatmeal still cooks for a long time in the microwave, but you don't need to wait for it to boil or stir it as often. Amazing! You can use this method with any HG growing oatmeal recipe. Just don't forget to use a giant bowl. Happy breakfast-ing!

    This is probably where I got the idea. I like Hungry Girl a lot.
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Posts: 4,922Member Member Posts: 4,922Member Member
    glassyo wrote: »
    Here's Hungrygirl's version:

    HG's Microwave Growing Oatmeal
    Entire recipe: 189 calories, 5g fat, 335mg sodium, 30.5g carbs, 5g fiber, 1g sugars, 6.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

    Ingredients:
    1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (NOT instant)
    1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda or Truvia)
    1/4 tsp. cinnamon
    1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
    Dash salt
    1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze

    Directions:
    Combine ingredients in a VERY large microwave-safe bowl (at least 10-cup capacity -- your oatmeal will bubble up while it cooks!). Mix in 1 cup water. Microwave for 12 - 15 minutes, until thick and creamy, stirring halfway through.

    Let slightly cool and thicken. Enjoy!

    MAKES 1 SERVING

    The oatmeal still cooks for a long time in the microwave, but you don't need to wait for it to boil or stir it as often. Amazing! You can use this method with any HG growing oatmeal recipe. Just don't forget to use a giant bowl. Happy breakfast-ing!

    This is probably where I got the idea. I like Hungry Girl a lot.

    This way works too! You just get more and more volume the more times you do it lol. It really thickens more if you let it completely cool or wait overnight and then reheat. You don’t really need so many times. The texture isn’t like oatmeal made the regular way, it’s very soupy and more like a edible smoothie. I hate thick oatmeal though so that’s why I enjoy it.
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Posts: 3,123Member Member Posts: 3,123Member Member
    glassyo wrote: »
    Here's Hungrygirl's version:

    HG's Microwave Growing Oatmeal
    Entire recipe: 189 calories, 5g fat, 335mg sodium, 30.5g carbs, 5g fiber, 1g sugars, 6.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

    Ingredients:
    1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (NOT instant)
    1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda or Truvia)
    1/4 tsp. cinnamon
    1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
    Dash salt
    1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze

    Directions:
    Combine ingredients in a VERY large microwave-safe bowl (at least 10-cup capacity -- your oatmeal will bubble up while it cooks!). Mix in 1 cup water. Microwave for 12 - 15 minutes, until thick and creamy, stirring halfway through.

    Let slightly cool and thicken. Enjoy!

    MAKES 1 SERVING

    The oatmeal still cooks for a long time in the microwave, but you don't need to wait for it to boil or stir it as often. Amazing! You can use this method with any HG growing oatmeal recipe. Just don't forget to use a giant bowl. Happy breakfast-ing!

    This is probably where I got the idea. I like Hungry Girl a lot.

    This way works too! You just get more and more volume the more times you do it lol. It really thickens more if you let it completely cool or wait overnight and then reheat. You don’t really need so many times. The texture isn’t like oatmeal made the regular way, it’s very soupy and more like a edible smoothie. I hate thick oatmeal though so that’s why I enjoy it.

    Me, too.
    Oatmeal is not my favorite. But when I’m hungry close to bedtime, especially in the winter, and all the calories are gone for the day, hot oatmeal soup is a pretty good choice! No heartburn, full, warm and happy when I crawl into bed.
  • nytrifisoulnytrifisoul Posts: 461Member Member Posts: 461Member Member
    I am not a vegetarian, but i do eat in volume. About 15 years ago i found whats called " The Warrior Diet" You basicly eat very little through out the day and eat a big meal at dinner time. I am not a breakfast person, or a lunch person, and i like coffee black so the diet works really well for me. Plus i am a firm believer of calories in, calories out, doesn't matter what time you eat or release them. A calorie is a calorie, it doesn't discriminate.
  • glassyoglassyo Posts: 4,253Member Member Posts: 4,253Member Member
    Ok, so someone do the math for me. Instead of 40 grams of oatmeal, I would do 28 grams. How much would I have to reduce the 2 cups of liquid to?
  • glassyoglassyo Posts: 4,253Member Member Posts: 4,253Member Member
    glassyo wrote: »
    Ok, so someone do the math for me. Instead of 40 grams of oatmeal, I would do 28 grams. How much would I have to reduce the 2 cups of liquid to?

    Nevermind, I reread some posts. @Noreenmarie1234 you still use the 2 cups? I would want it thicker tho.
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Posts: 4,922Member Member Posts: 4,922Member Member
    glassyo wrote: »
    glassyo wrote: »
    Ok, so someone do the math for me. Instead of 40 grams of oatmeal, I would do 28 grams. How much would I have to reduce the 2 cups of liquid to?

    Nevermind, I reread some posts. @Noreenmarie1234 you still use the 2 cups? I would want it thicker tho.

    If you want it to be thicker, I would definitely use less. Ratio works out to be 1.4c instead of 2 if you follow the 2c/40g recipe.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 8,509Member Member Posts: 8,509Member Member
    Tonight I am going to make it the way I typically make it with quick oats pockets and then using this long method. See what the difference is. I will measure the final results in cups to see what I end up with.
    My current method is:
    Quaker cinnamon apple baggie into a bowl and add 1 cup water.
    Nuke 1min. Stir.
    Nuke 1min. Stir.
    Nuke 1min. Stir.
    Nuke and watch. When it start so boil over turn off.
    This basically doubles the volume and is still thick. I top it with fruit.
  • emilykharrison92emilykharrison92 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    This is something I do! My average day is something like this.

    Breakfast:
    1. Yogurt, apple or pear, Egg sandwich on whole wheat english muffin

    Snack: protein shake (I love Ideal Shakes)

    Lunch:
    1. One acorn squash with parmesan cheese and pepper
    2. One bag of frozen mixed vegetables with homemade tomato sauce and parm
    3. Zoodles with turkey meatballs and homemade red sauce
    4. Spaghetti squash with homemade Alfredo and grilled chicken
    5. Large turkey or tuna salad with ceasar or mustard dressing with tomato, cucumber, avacado, and cottage cheese

    If I pick 1-4 I usually eat a side spinach salad

    Snack: large red or yellow pepper, 14-20 baby carrots with hummus, popcorn

    Dinner: grilled protein with vegetables and rice or baked potato or sweet potato fries

    Dessert: Protein chocolate banana nice cream, dollap of whipped cream, rasberries or strawberries.

    Total of about 1400 calories. I try to eat csrb heavier days on work out days and far heavy days on non workout days.


  • icemom011icemom011 Posts: 885Member Member Posts: 885Member Member
    glassyo wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    I make volume oatmeal, but no xantham gum. I use 50 or so grams of oatmeal, add about 1 cup of water, microwave 3 minutes on low, stir, add another cup or so of water, microwave on high til all hot and soupy. Make it in a serving bowl.

    Well thats easy but I for one would not want to eat this. Oatmeal for me should be nice and thick.

    Ahhh yes that makes sense then. I don't like my oatmeal thick.

    What if you let it rest like normal sized oatmeal? Would it thicken up then? I like the idea but not the way too many steps version. :p

    I make my oatmeal in instant pot the night before, for two days. I use about 75-80 g of old fashioned oats, 2 1/4 cups of water, couple of dashes of salt. Set on high pressure for 10 minutes, leave there until next morning. In the morning i split it into two bowls, one goes in the fridge for next day. One gets microwaved for 2.5 minutes. I don't add any more water, it's nice and thick but i need it bubbling hot because i add some frozen fruit later on top. This way my breakfast is still hot. I season it with whatever i feel like, usually the peppery spice mixes. And it gets topped with a good spoonful of Greek yogurt.
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Posts: 4,922Member Member Posts: 4,922Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Tonight I am going to make it the way I typically make it with quick oats pockets and then using this long method. See what the difference is. I will measure the final results in cups to see what I end up with.
    My current method is:
    Quaker cinnamon apple baggie into a bowl and add 1 cup water.
    Nuke 1min. Stir.
    Nuke 1min. Stir.
    Nuke 1min. Stir.
    Nuke and watch. When it start so boil over turn off.
    This basically doubles the volume and is still thick. I top it with fruit.

    I don’t think there will be any difference between the way you describe making it above and nuking for longer.

    It really doesn’t matter how long each time it’s nuked but how many times you repeat and how much extra water and xanthum gum you add. I just added my times for reference but the time nuked doesn’t really matter.

    It gives same result if you just keep doing 1 extra minute at a time, cooling, and re microwaving.

    More important also is the xanthum. If you add xanthum then you will see you can get it to become more volume than just the plain oat and water way because you can keep the thickness and add more and more water each time.
  • kelly_c_77kelly_c_77 Posts: 5,606Member Member Posts: 5,606Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Tonight I am going to make it the way I typically make it with quick oats pockets and then using this long method. See what the difference is. I will measure the final results in cups to see what I end up with.
    My current method is:
    Quaker cinnamon apple baggie into a bowl and add 1 cup water.
    Nuke 1min. Stir.
    Nuke 1min. Stir.
    Nuke 1min. Stir.
    Nuke and watch. When it start so boil over turn off.
    This basically doubles the volume and is still thick. I top it with fruit.

    How many grams of oats is that? 28g like Noreen's was?
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 8,509Member Member Posts: 8,509Member Member
    These come in 31g baggies. The instructions say to add 1/2cup liquid. I add a cup.
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