Old-Fashioned and Quick-Cooking Oats
The difference between old-fashioned and quick-cooking oats
Before either quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats are processed, the hull is removed and they are cleaned, toasted and cleaned again. At this
point, they are referred to as groats. Old-fashioned oats are groats that are steamed and flattened with huge rollers. They take about 15 minutes
to cook. Quick-cooking oats are groats that have been cut into two or three pieces before being steamed and rolled. They take about 5 minutes to
prepare. Both can be used interchangeably, although old-fashioned oats may give your recipe more texture.