Anyone allergic to oats? If so, do you know of a decent porridge substitute?
Rice flake porridge. Not sure how quickly it cooks or tastes, but worth a go.
Sure you’ll get it cheaper or even just riceflakes might work?Posted 3 years agoDolceredMember
Millet flakes? Used this as oats substitute, made into porridge with rice milk.Posted 3 years ago
Xcube, I’ll look into that stuff and see if I can come up with my own instant version. It’ll depend how long it takes to cook though.
DougD, do you mean tins of creamed rice pudding or the rice that it’s made from? If the former, I suppose I could use a tin when out for night. Past that though, it would be too heavy, as I don’t like to carry ‘wet’ food.
Dolcered, I’ll look in to that too.
Hustler, maybe I could do something like that, especially if I add something to make the milk more palatable (I won’t be carrying fresh milk about).
Thanks for all replies so far. I can see a trip to my local health food shop is in order. The hot weetabix could be a winner for how quick it will be to make too, maybe some syrup will liven it up.Posted 3 years ago
As above really. I end up itching like mad after eating anything with oats in. I’ve only recently found out that’s what was causing it, after changing/cutting out all kinds of foods and washing products.
My main problem is that I used to always have porridge when bikepacking, so I’m now stumped as what to have instead. Whatever I need, it has to be easy to carry and prepare. Someone suggested some type of breakfast cereal with powdered milk…I can’t stand the milk though, unless some is better than other brands?Posted 3 years ago
I’ll do a few taste tests and see what’s going to be best.
Jag, I wish I could get something in those instant pots – it’s the Quaker Golden Syrup ones that I used to use, but emptied into my own fold flat bags. The thing is, even if they were gluten-free, it can’t be that what I’m allergic to, as I eat all kinds of bread with no problems.Posted 3 years agoxcubeMember
Oat allergies aren’t uncommon, but it could be a reaction to a skin product with oats in. Hadn’t thought about that
Might be worth getting some tests done to find out if it is actually the oats, or it could be an additive in those porridge sachets.Posted 3 years ago
That Perkier stuff looks nice. I’ll look at the other options too…except the bacon sarnie! 😀
CG, it can’t be gluten, as I each plenty of other grains, flour, etc.
Xcube, it’s definitely when I eat it. It’s took me more than a year to narrow it down…mainly because I was eating so many oat based products. I started having porridge every morning when I was out of work, then with the cereal bars and oat cakes when on my bike, it must have triggered a reaction.
I can be fine all day after eating some, but as soon as I start to sweat is when the itching starts (usually when I’m in bed). It becomes so bad, that I can’t sleep and have scratched myself badly enough to leave raw skin!
Now I don’t eat oats I’m fine. Even a small biscuit will trigger it now though, and I’d eaten oat products all my life without anything happening before?!
Edit – I do start to itch sooner after having instant porridge, but I think that’s just because the oats is ground finer than the ordinary stuff.Posted 3 years ago
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