Come winter time, oats is one of the most favoured breakfast cereal grains, mainly because it’s comforting and warming to the soul. But for many people, there is only one type of oats. In reality though, there are a few different types of oats: steel cut, rolled, and quick.
Here’s a low-down on how they differ:
Steel cut oats: Sometimes also referred to as Irish oats, steel cut oats are made when the whole corn kernels are split into several pieces. It’s often more chewy and nuttier than the other two types.
Rolled oats: Sometimes referred to as old-fashioned, rolled oats is the kernels have been steamed and then rolled into flakes.
Quick oats: Also called instant oats are pre-cooked, dried, and then rolled, retaining less texture compared to the other two.
Recipe ideas using oats:
- Savoury spinach steel cut oatmeal by Uproot from Oregon
- Savoury rosemary veggie oats by Vegan Yack Attack
- Cashew milk oatmeal by Whipperberry