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The ‘Quaker® Oats’ Quaker Oatmeal Kitchens offer the following tips:

General Guidelines

• Baking is more scientific than other cooking methods and requires careful measuring.  To ensure success, it is important to accurately measure ingredients using the correct measuring utensils.

• Only liquids should be measured in glass or plastic measuring cups with pouring spouts.

• Nested plastic or metal measuring cups should be used to measure dry ingredients and thick/sticky ingredients such as peanut butter.  Use a metal spatula or straight edge of a table knife to level flour even with top of cup.  To measure brown sugar, pack firmly in measuring cup even with top of cup.

• When changing a recipe from a shiny metal baking pan to a glass baking dish or dark metal baking pan, reduce the baking temperature by 25°F.

• When writing down a newly created recipe, accurately record all ingredients and all steps required to prepare your recipe.

• Don’t forget to proofread your recipe carefully!

Oats Advice

• When baking cookies, Quaker Quick (1 minute) or Old Fashioned (5 minutes) Oats can be substituted for up to one-third the amount of flour called for in the recipe.  Old Fashioned Oats give cookies a heartier texture.

• Some drop and rolled cookie recipes made with Old Fashioned Oats may require 2 to 3 additional tablespoons of flour to keep the cookies from spreading too much.

• Measure oats like other dry ingredients in nested dry measuring cups. Use a metal spatula or straight edge of a table knife to level oats even with the top of cup. 

For Further Information, Contact:  The Oat Expert (312) 629-1234


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