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Think I can use this as a substitute for flour? Answered

I found a clearance deal on Earth's Best Organic non GEI whole grain infant cereal, now mind you I don't have any kids to feed it to but  the listed ingredients are: organic whole grain oat flour, spelt flour& barley flour. It is very fine, not cereal like at all, more like whole wheat flour.  I also got one called Apple Sweet Potato with the same flours that has apple and sweet potato puree (all dried) in it. I'm thinking this would make a great base for pumpkin quick bread or muffins, what do you think? I'm just hoping it doesn't turn into a massive lump because it's "cereal"  though there are no added thickeners or anything, hmmmmm

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Thank you all, yes it was a total disaster, I decided to make it in a pan like brownies and it came out like a wet hockey puck. I saved it by slicing it up into thin bars, brushed them with melted butter, sprinkled with coconut and they made terrific little cookies - ha! All's well that ends well. BTW this site is the coolest thing I've ever found on the net - yay!!!

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rachl009
rachl009

8 years ago

I think it will work, you might need to use xanthan gum or guar gum to "hold it together."

This article says to use 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum or guar gum per cup of flour, which is the same amount I usually use when baking with gluten free flours (I've only worked with xanthan gum though).

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bwrussell
bwrussell

8 years ago

Sounds like you have a little project on your hands. Try it as is in a small batch so you have some left to experiment with if it doesn't come out.