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Types of Oats

TYPES OF OATS

 

If you are a fan of oats, then you are ought to be familiar with the types of oats which you would normally eat during your breakfast or snacking time. Oats are full of fibre and nutrients which aids in lowering blood cholesterol level; it is recommended to be consumed regularly for better health.

 

However, for those who are unfamiliar with oats might be wondering “What are the differences in these oats anyway? Aren’t they all the same?” Well, I’m here to tell you NO; they are not the same. The difference between these oats are due their processed methods; how much were they processed.

 

Hence, it’s now time for me to present to you the different types of oats and how to include them in your recipes!

 

Picture credits to: https://www.craftsy.com/cooking/article/different-types-of-oats/

 

OAT GROATS

Oat groats are the main source for the different types of oats processed out. Oat groats are what live inside the hull of the oat grain. It has a similar texture to thick rice grain with slight sweet and nutty flavour. It also has a higher content of protein and fiber.

*Earth Living Organic Oat Groats

*Health Paradise Certified Organic Tender Oat Groats

*LOHAS Organic Oat Groats

*Radiant Organic Oat Groats

 

OAT FLOUR

Oat flour is produced by grinding oat groats, rolled oats, steel cut oats and Scottish oats into flour with a very soft texture. It is commonly used in baking OAT FLOUR

The flour which is grounded from which gives them the tasty nutty flavour.

*Radiant Organic Oat Flour (gluten-free)

*Health Paradise Organic Oat Flour

 

QUICK OATS (quick rolled oats)

Quick oats are also known as instant oats. Just like its name “quick oats”, they are quick to prepare; quick oats pre-cooked, dried, and then rolled and pressed slightly thinner than rolled oats. These oats can usually be spotted at any local grocery stores.

*Country Farm Organic Quick Oats

*Radiant Organic Quick Oats Wholegrain

 

ROLLED OATS

Known as “old-fashioned oats”, they are steamed and rolled from oat groats. They absorb more liquid, and still holds their shape well during cooking. Rolled oats are commonly used in baking; making granola bars, muffins, cookies etc.

*Country Farm Organic Rolled Oats

 

*Health Paradise Organic Rolled Oats 

 

*LOHAS Organic Rolled Oats

*Radiant Organic Rolled Oats Wholegrain

*SIGNATURE PREMIUM ORGANIC: Instant Rolled Oats / Regular Rolled Oats

 

OAT BRAN

Oat bran is made by grounding the thin shell (hulls) encasing the oat groats. The hull is full of nutrition and packed with protein, fiber, magnesium and iron. It is also high in soluble fiber which helps ease our digestion.

*Country Farm Organic Oat Bran

*Nutrigracia: Organic Premium Oat Bran

*Earth Living Organic Oat Bran

*Health Paradise Organic Oat Bran

*LOHAS Organic Oat Bran Powder

*Radiant Organic Oat Bran

 

STEEL CUT OATS

Steel cut oats are basically chopped up pieces of oat groat. They require a longer time to cook thus it is not recommended for those who wish to whip up a fast breakfast. It is used in savoury dishes such as porridge; it still holds the shape well during cooking and it also has a chewy texture to it.

 

So now that you know the differences between these oats, it’s now time to give you some fantastic oat recipes for your breakfast!!

 

Enjoy one week worth of overnight oats. Not only is it nutritious, it is easy to eat and it takes only less than 10 minutes to prepare!

Blueberry banana overnight oat recipe: (http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/268085/blueberry-banana-overnight-oats/)

 

Strawberry overnight oats recipe:

(https://lifemadesweeter.com/strawberry-overnight-oats/)

 

Muesli is one of the easiest recipes that you could make out of oats. Muesli can be used to make muesli bars which is much more simpler than granola bars. Add on your favourite condiments such as honey, agave, dried fruits and so on. Muesli is also more convenient to make as it does not require any baking; it could also be served hot or cold!

Muesli bars

(https://www.delicious.com.au/recipes/grab-go-muesli-bars/1de73d07-38d4-4bbf-bc98-55b7d408b83d?current_section=recipes)

 

Chocolate muesli with warm milk

(https://www.delicious.com.au/recipes/chocolate-muesli-warm-milk/e37b79cd-7ecc-47de-a49f-f7890ee9a7e9?current_section=recipes)

 

There you have it, all you need to know about the types of oats and the recipes that you could apply in your daily cooking! Hope this post has somehow enlightened everyone regarding the oats that you have been consuming all this while. Enjoy!

 

 

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