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Types of Oats

Jan 06
  By anniekeene

Rolled Oats - whole oats are steamed and rolled into flakes

Old Fashioned - thick flakes; has the most texture; cooks in 5 minutes

 Quick Oats - steamed longer and rolled thinner; softer texture; cooks in 1 minute

 Instant Oatmeal - cooked completely, dried, rolled into very thin small flakes; texture is very soft; just stir in hot water to prepare

Cut Oats - each whole oat is cut into pieces with steel blades

Steel Cut or Irish oats - cooks in 20 to 30 minutes; has a chewy texture

 Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats - pieces are smaller; cooks in 5 to 7 minutes; texture is softer

Scottish Oats - pieces are very small; creamy porridge texture

Oat Bran - the outer coating of the oat grain; very high in fiber

Oat Flour - a finely ground, whole-grain flour that can be used in baking and thickening; naturally gluten-free if processed separately from wheat