Types of oats
What’s the difference between rolled oats and quick-cooking oats?
Traditional rolled oats are hulled oat grains that are cleaned, steamed, then rolled to flatten.
Quick-cooking oats are created by steaming the hulled oat grains for longer and rolling them thinner. They are broken into small pieces, so they cook faster.
Rolled and quick oats can both be used to make porridge. Check before using oats in baking, such as muesli bars, biscuits, crumbles and cakes. Most recipes call for the traditional rolled oats, unless otherwise specified.
Rolled oats and quick-cooking oats have the same nutritional benefits.
Keep oats in a cool dry place in an airtight container. They can be kept in the fridge or freezer if your pantry is prone to moths or weevils.