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How do you choose between rolled oats vs quick oats? It all depends on your preference for texture and taste, plus how long you can spend preparing your oats.
Rolled oats are created by steaming hulled oat grains, known as oat groats. After steaming, these are flattened into rolled oat flakes to created rolled oats. Otherwise known as Traditional Oats, rolled oats have a delicious nutty texture when cooked and are great for breakfast as well as in your favourite baked biscuit!
Quick Oats are the same as our Traditional Oats but they have been cut finer and rolled thinner. This makes them quicker to cook – perfect for those cold winter mornings when you don’t want to wait for your breakfast of creamy oats.
All Oats, whether steel cut, rolled or quick style, have the same nutritional benefits. UNCLE TOBYS Traditional Oats and Quick Oats consist of 100% whole grain oats with no additives. Oats are a natural source of energy and are rich in beta-glucan, a soluble fibre, that naturally helps lower cholesterol re-absorption^.
^As part of a healthy diet low in saturated fat, 3g of beta glucan every day is required to help lower cholesterol re-absorption.
Oats are very quick and easy to prepare. Add your UNCLE TOBYS Traditional Oats a saucepan with water or milk and cook for approximately 5 minutes, once they boil. Alternatively, you can add your oats, water or milk to a bowl and give it around 5 minutes in a microwave.
If you’re in a real hurry, choose Quick Oats rather than rolled oats to shorten your cooking time. Quick Oats can be cooked on the stove top or microwave in around 2 minutes.
Read more detailed directions on cooking oats…
The UNCLE TOBYS name and logo has significant historical significance, it was designed by Nellie Love, the niece of Clifford Love – the founder of UNCLE TOBYS, who was a keen artist and a student of literature. She suggested the name and designed the logo based on the great literacy character in the “Life of Times of Tristram Shandy” by Laurence Sterne, first published in 1759. In the book Uncle Toby is a gentle, uncomplicated lover of his fellow man. The original design of Uncle Toby standing with the Widow Wadman has seen little changes over the years, so has become a treasured representation of the UNCLE TOBYS heritage.