What are meal extenders? A meal extender is an ingredient you can add to a recipe to reduce the overall cost but increase the number of servings.
Today, let’s talk about oats. Whether you are fond of old-fashioned or quick oats, adding them to dishes is yummy! Oats are nutrient-dense little powerhouses. They are loaded with protein and fiber, and healthy carbs. I use quick oats instead of breadcrumbs in recipes, as you can then make a dish gluten-free. However, I use old-fashioned oats in my Savory Oat Cake because I like the chewy texture it brings to the recipe.
Here are some ways to use oats as a meal extender in recipes.
- Add to ground meat.
- As a thickener for stews.
- An addition to smoothies.
- A topping for yogurt and desserts.
What are some ways you use oats to extend a meal?
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