|01-19-2013, 05:39 PM||#1|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Gallery: tea cup
Stats: 152/121 5'2" 68yrs old
WOE: Low carb, fast 5, grain free
Why did I buy oat fiber?? Shelf life??
Maybe you can help me. I found an open package of oat fiber in my pantry. I don't remember why I bought it. And I am wondering if it lasts forever or do I need to toss it. I have had it for at least a year, I am guessing. And what in the world should I do with it??? Any help would be greatly appreciated, especially the shelf life.
|01-19-2013, 05:48 PM||#2|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Kansas City, MO
WOE: HFLC GF SF
Start Date: Nov 2012
A Fantastic Flour Mix
I've been experimenting with using powdered eggwhites in my flour mixes instead of adding eggs later. I love it! the goods I "bake" in the microwave puff up so high and the grain of the flour is so lovely. The recipe that follows makes an absolutely enormous "one minute muffin" I love the texture and I love how easily I can change the flavours. So far today, I made a pumpkin one and a blueberry one. Delicious!
Basic flour mixture
2 Tbs Oatfiber
2 Tbs coconut flour (60)
1 Tbs vanilla protein powder (30)
1 Tbs eggwhite powder (22)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp glucomannan powder
1 Tbs erythritol (optional)
spices (optional--but is great with pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon)
To this I add a mixture of davinci SF syrup and water or almond milk. My mixture is about 1/2 cup to start, but because of the coconut flour, more liquid may be necessary. Experiment with it.
The one I made for lunch had 2 TBS pumpkin added. The one this afternoon had 1/2 cup blueberries.
I made a topping from 2 TBS ff cream cheese mixed with a little vanilla davinci's
Let me know if you try this. I just loved the texture and how filling it is for so little in the way of calories.
|01-19-2013, 06:34 PM||#3|
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central Texas
WOE: Atkins Start 4/09
Start Date: 4/21/09 Height 5'5", Age 64
Teacup, I don't know about shelf like because 1) I store mine in the freezer 2) I've never had any go bad. I know it will last at least 2 years in the freezer from personal experience, because I've been low-carb baking with this stuff over 3 years and am just working on my second 4# bag of it, which I ordered months ago.
So yours is probably OK. If it smells kinda like flour with no rancid smell, It's likely still good.
My recipe website: http://buttoni.wordpress.com/
|01-19-2013, 07:11 PM||#4|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
WOE: Low Carb <30
Start Date: 1977,2000,Apr,2010
Mine has been stored at room temperature for over a year. No probs at all with Ouizoids Fantastic Flour Mix recipes!
|01-20-2013, 03:12 PM||#7|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Stats: lost 130 lb so far, and miles to go before I sleep
WOE: low carb controlled calorie
Start Date: June, 2009
I put oat fiber into all "flour" type mixtures to some degree. It extends the other ingredients at 0 carb/0 calorie goodness! LOL
it is somewhat difficult to use, requiring a lot more liquid than other "flours" and resulting in a very weak, crumbly finished product if you use too much. it takes experimenting, but worth it.
Often I don't come back to read threads where I've posted. If you want me to see something, please send me a private message. Thanks!
|01-20-2013, 06:36 PM||#8|
Major LCF Poster!
Join Date: Oct 2005
WOE: Perfect Health Diet/JUDDD
Start Date: LC;HCG; 1/19/12/JUDDD; 1/13/13 PHD/JUDDD
I also use mine for all my flour mixes.The recommended shelf life is:
Shelf-Life: Oat Fiber will store for 1 year in a sealed 4 pound bag under ideal storage conditions (cool, dry place).
But I have kept mine much longer.
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