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Old 04-13-2009, 09:22 AM   #1
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what exactly are quick oats compared to regular old fashioned. Are they par boiled? How do turn them into oatmeal? Just some boiling water, or is that instant? I have some quick oats I'd like to bring to work and eat. Should I just add boiling water and microwave? HELP!


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Old 04-13-2009, 02:31 PM   #2
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The way we prepare them is to add enough cold/room temp water to cover the oats, then microwave for 60 seconds. Stir and add milk.

You can also use them in most recipes that call for Oats, like cookies. Personally, I prefer using the old fashioned though because they have more bulk to them.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:25 PM   #3
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I use milk, brown sugar, pinch of salt and microwave for 2 minutes (my microwave is old). I like the taste of oatmeal with straight milk.

I'm not sure what the difference is...quick oats seem smaller...are they cut more? I use quick oats for microwave oatmeal and old fashioned for everything else.
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:45 AM   #4
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Re: Quick oats

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I'm not sure what the difference is...quick oats seem smaller...are they cut more?
That's exactly the difference: old-fashioned oats are just rolled oats, quick oats are chopped up after being rolled, so they cook faster.
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