Type of Oats

What comes to mind when you hear the word "oats"? Isn't it fair to presume it'll simply be instant oats? Also, have you ever seen a recipe on YouTube that required for oats but didn't know which sort of oats to use or how to tell them apart? Well, you will understand after this. I'll list out the most common type of oats that people eat and share a simple oats recipe.

1. Rolled Oats (Old-Fashioned Oats)

Type of Oats

ROLLED OATS (OLD-FASHIONED OATS) made from steamed oat groats that have been rolled and flattened into flakes, then dried. When cooked, rolled oats have a slightly soft chewy texture, a mild flavor, and a creamy consistency.

Consequently, overnight oats made from rolled oats are popular. Cooking time for oatmeal ranges from 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the consistency needed. Other than that, you can enjoy rolled oats by making oatmeal cookies, oat cornflakes and smoothies.

2. Instant Oat

Type of Oats

In addtion, it’s also known as ‘Quick Oat’ since it cooks in the shortest amount of time, between 1 and 3 minutes. Instant oats are similar to rolled oats, but instant oats already been rolled into thinner flakes or steamed for a longer period of time, that’s allow them to cook quicker.

3. Steel Cut Oats

“Irish Oats” or “Scottish Oats” are other names for it. It’s produced from oat groats that have been chopped into tiny pieces with a steel blade. However, it is dependent on the cuts, which implies that larger pieces will take longer to cook. On the stove, cooking time ranges from 20 to 30 minutes.

Besides, steel cut oats have a chewy texture and a nutty flavor. Cooking time is somewhat longer than rolled oats, however the texture is superior. It can be eaten during breakfast.

4. Oat Flour

Oat flour is simply whole-grain oats that milled to fine powder. Moreover, oat flour can be used as thickening agent and baked goods. Besides, oat flour can easily made at home by using blender or food processor.

How to make overnight oats?

Ingredients: Oats +  Milk + Chia seeds (optional)

  1. In a glass or bowl, combine the seeds and oats.
  2. Next, add the Greek yoghurt.
  3. Then, add the sweetener of your choice and the milk.
  4. Finally, combine the overnight oats until no clumps remain. After that, cover it with a lid and chill it for at least two hours or overnight.
  5. The next morning, grab a spoon, add your favorite topping, such as strawberry, kiwi, or blueberry if you’re using fruit and enjoy it!
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