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Instant Oatmeal - Vegan friendly? New Vegan

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I just decided to switch to vegan yesterday after watching a documentary on the health benefits of a vegan diet and the animal abuse that goes on behind closed doors of farms and slaughter houses.  

 

I am wondering if instant oatmeal is considered vegan.  I read yesterday that sometimes sugar can be filtered through animal parts and isn't always considered vegan which blew my mind! And I read today on Quaker's website that their instant oatmeal has sugar added to it.  So I am wondering if this is considered vegan or not?  Like I said, I am super NEW to this!!!!! and would LOVE some help!!! 

Hi Chelsea , welcome aboard ! The issue you raise with sugar is about the wide spread use of a substance called " bone char " made from cattle bones, that most commercial sugar is filtered with . Sneaky , huh ? So , for a vegan , that is to be avoided . Stick with sugar that bears the vegan certification , like Florida Crystals organic sugar . As far as instant oatmeal goes , my first thought , is why use it ? It is highly processed , with a high glycemic index number .  I would use either whole oat groats , or steel cut oats , and just soak them overnight , which will make them much faster and easier to cook , reduce the phytic acid content , and also make them easier to digest . As far as being vegan , oats in and of themselves are vegan , it is when you buy a packaged , sweetened , flavored , highly priced version that you will run into ingredients that are either not vegan , or just plain not healthy . Good luck , and Be Well !!

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Hi and glad your here.But basically i agree with Bombadil.Its so easily to make regular oatmeal.Just use Quaker rolled oats.Find a good recipe on here.such as the peanutbutter oatmeal on this site.It has natural sugar and it tastes amazing.Good Luck!

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Its alittle harder to find but as far as im aware beat sugar is vegan too! But I think the best oats have no sweeteners..... add some nuts and raisins to a bowl and maybe a tablespoon of strictly peanut peanut butter and cocoa nibs...... yum yum yum ! Super sweet because of the raisins!

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