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What are the different types of oatmeal?

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  • Instant oats: Oat groats that have been steamed and flaked.
  • Rolled oats (also called regular or old-fashioned oats): This flakes are thicker than instant oats.
  • Steel-cut oats (also called Irish oats): You get the whole oat kernel, cut up. These take about 20 minutes to cook.
  • Scottish oats: These are like steel-cut oats, but they're ground, not cut.
  • Oat groats: This is the whole oat kernel. Give them 50-60 minutes to cook, after you bring the water to a boil.

SOURCES:

McDonalds.com.

Whole Grains Council: "Types of Oats" and "Whole Grains A-Z."

Othman, R. , June 2011. Nutrition Review

Bob's Red Mill: "Basic Cooking Instructions for Oat Groats."

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on July 24, 2016

SOURCES:

McDonalds.com.

Whole Grains Council: "Types of Oats" and "Whole Grains A-Z."

Othman, R. , June 2011. Nutrition Review

Bob's Red Mill: "Basic Cooking Instructions for Oat Groats."

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on July 24, 2016

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