Oat flour alternatives?


#1

Ive been off the discourse for a good while. Did we make any leeway on this other than spelt and buckwheat and friends ?

Did anyone end up making a recipe with sweet potato powder?


#2

Masa harina is a popular alternative. People Chow 3.0.1 (the most popular recipe) is based on it.


#3

Anyone consider semolina flour? White rice flour? Almond meal?


#4

I think @Spaceman uses rice flour for some things. I might try that. I’m allergic to nuts and beans, so no almond or bean flours for me. I also avoid gluten.


#5

At some point, I want to go back and try traditional wheat flour. It has surprisingly a good nutritional profile and is dirt cheap. I know it’s not for everyone (celiacs), but I’d like to try it.

I know Masa harina is popular, but I really disliked it. Very gritty.

I went through a phase of collecting flour and tasting it in water – Rye flour was gritty, quinoa was like eating green beans, soy flour had a pretty not good flavor. Tapioca is very fine with zero flavor. Spelt tasted okay.

For the time being, I’m extremely happy with oat flour.


#6

Hi @schulte257 - potato powder is full of starch, that does not digested in raw form (it should be cooked). So if you have no plans to fill it with a hot water (like a mashed potato) - you will lose a lot of carbs.

The same situation with other listed by @czer323 flours.

Masa harina and Almond meal are good for digestion, but very gritty. I’m not an allergic, but it causes gauging effect on me, when I eat it for a long time.

So, after long experiments I stopped on rice flour, for the first time Sweet Rice Flour (but it’s also has some starch), then Sprouted Rice Flour - where starch transformed into simple carbs. Try this - I think you will like it.


#7

Ahh! Thank you. Already sprouted yes!


#8

As a newbie to the DIY world, I have to ask… what’s wrong with oat flour that you would need an alternative?


#9

There’s not necessarily anything wrong with oat flour, just that some people’s digestive systems can’t handle the raw starches. For them, the sprouted/cooked/soaked flours work best. For people that don’t have the issue, there’s not much tangible benefit.


#10

I’m playing with some People Chow variations using rice flour, which I’m calling People Fuel:
http://diy.soylent.me/recipes/people-fuel-plain
http://diy.soylent.me/recipes/people-fuel-plus
http://diy.soylent.me/recipes/people-fuel-premium

Should be a lot smoother and more neutral-tasting than the corn-based People Chow recipes. It’s tougher though because rice flour is less nutritious. Does this seem like a good route to explore? Would you be interested in trying some?


#11

Yes and very much so


#12

I can’t be the only person allergic to corn who’d welcome more experimenting along those lines.

Speaking of non-corn, is it possible to buy a smaller sample of Schmoylent, a meal’s worth or even a day’s worth?


#13

@schulte257 and @asympt, here are my final(ish) hypoallergenic recipes, based on rice flour and rice protein.

I call it Clean Fuel:
http://diy.soylent.me/recipes/clean-fuel-plain
http://diy.soylent.me/recipes/clean-fuel-plus
http://diy.soylent.me/recipes/clean-fuel-premium

If you’re interested in buying some, I can start buying some bulk rice flour and put Clean Fuel up for sale on my site. Let me know! :slight_smile:

@asympt, as far as samples, that’s something I have planned but haven’t set up yet. Schmoylent has maltodextrin in it though (from corn), so if you have a severe allergy that would probably prevent you from trying it, right?


#14

It’s not a severe allergy, more what they call a sensitivity. (Don’t get between me and the bathroom if I’ve eaten corn or peanuts.) The maltodextrin in official Soylent isn’t giving me any trouble at all.


#15

Got it - I have a lot of those myself (one of the things that drove me to DIY). :wink:

Any interest in Clean Fuel? Or just Schmoylent?


#16

Well, I guess it would be nice to try both!


#17

Cool, good to know. :wink:

Let’s see if @schulte257 also reports some interest…


#18

Yeh im game. Im not allergic to anything but it took me a week back on my own diy to stop blowing out my colon. I dont think uncooked oat flour is doing me any favors.

Also im getting crashes after the breakfast batch. Its 100gram malto and like a 120 gram oat.


#19

Cool, @schulte257. I’ll probably roll out the Clean Fuel series in a week or two, once things settle down a bit over here. :stuck_out_tongue:


#20

Link to your current recipes for the lazy? I saw your goods on the powdered marketplace