Announcing Whole Grain (Eggless) Baking Event – Oats

Oat Bran Baking Event

Some of y’all must be wondering what’s with the event announcement without posting the Whole Wheat round up! I’m sorry participants, I’ll be posting it in a week’s time. As promised there is definitely a giveaway for one entry selected at random. With all your support and enthusiastic participation I would like to continue this Whole Grain (Eggless) Baking series with Oats as this month’s theme.

For some Oats might be foreign, but we have been consuming oats regularly for the past 4 years, at least my husband. He takes only oatmeal for breakfast everyday. We prefer the South Indian style salt porridge (kanji) to the Western sweet oatmeal. It’s nothing but mixing cooked oatmeal (quick cooking oats) with buttermilk, salt and a small pinch of asafoetida (hing). Recently our favorite is my mother’s recipe for oats pongal, Usha’s instant oats idli and Anu’s instant oats dosai (crepes). These dishes are very easy to prepare and very tasty too. Once I started baking, oats has found its presence quite often in my baked goods too.

Earlier I have mentioned that a Whole Grain comprises 3 parts: the Bran, Endosperm and Germ. Unique among grains, oats almost never have their bran and germ removed in processing. So if you see oats in a food label, whether it is old-fashioned or regular, quick cooking or instant oatmeal, steel cut oats and also oat flour, it is whole grain. Oats also contain a special kind of fiber which is found to be effective in lowering cholesterol. It also has a unique antibiotic which helps protect the blood vessels from the damaging effects of LDL cholesterol (Source:www.wholegrainscouncil.org). If these health bonuses are not appealing enough simply consume it for its taste, especially the chewy texture it brings to the baked goods.

So shall we bake with oats this month? Now for the rules:

1. Bake anything eggless using oats (old fashioned/regular, quick cooking, instant oatmeal, oat flour, steel cut oats) and post it in your blog between Sept 18th 2009 and October 18th 2009. Even though oat bran alone is not whole grain I will accept recipes which has considerable quantity of oat bran. The dish can be anything sweet, salty or spicy. The recipes must be either vegetarian and eggless or vegan. Use of refined flour is also allowed, but make sure that you use a considerable amount of oats (not just 2 tablespoons of oats but 2 cups of all purpose flour). If the recipe is from books/blogs/websites, please link back/mention the original source.

2. Multiple entries are more than welcome. Recipes posted prior to the announcement of this event are also welcome provided it qualifies the above criteria and is linked back to this event. Reposting is not necessary. As always there is prize for this event too and old entries will also be considered.

3. Email me your name, blog URL, name of the recipe, recipe URL, photo in 150wx120h size to wholegrains(at)egglesscooking.com with Oats as the subject.

4. Non bloggers you can submit your entries in Eggless Cooking Forums under Share Egg Free Recipes. You have to register first and it’s free! Send me an email after updating there and I’ll include it in the round up.


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17 COMMENTS

  1. Spice

    Hi Madhuram,

    I totally forget the date for this event.Do u think I can still send my entry.

    Thanks
    spice

    Go ahead and send it before Thursday night.

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  3. Cool Lassi(e)

    I have sent my entry. Plz acknowledge via mail.

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  6. shanthi krishnakumar

    Kindly acknowledge my entry to your event

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  10. meeso

    Yay, I’m so glad someone told me about this event… I wouldn’t have known to enter 🙂

    Thank you so much Meeso. Hope you can participate in the event.

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  12. Lata Raja

    Hi Madhuram, I just mailed you. Reading the above I guess what i asked you are catagorised as quick cooking. Will try with these and hope that is worthy of participation:)

    Lata, quick cooking or even instant oatmeal is whole grain. So send your entries.

  13. Parita

    Finally my time has come to start baking with oats 🙂

  14. shoba

    I have just the right recipe for this. Will make,bake and post it.

  15. Priya

    Oats, my fav grains, will send my entries as usal..

  16. saritha

    I posted one eggless cake with oats on 17th sept do i qualify to send it for this event,pls let me know 🙂

    Sure Saritha. Even older posts are welcome.

  17. DK

    I have just the thing for you – will post it soon.

    Thanks Dhivi.