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Quick Oats

Quick Oats

What are Quick Oats? 

As well as being a breakfast staple for many Australians, quick oats have become a vital ingredient in many baking recipes. So, what are they and how do they differ from steel cut or rolled oats?

Essentially quick oats are steamed in much the same way as rolled oats. The  difference is that the oat groats are rolled much more thinly than regular rolled oats. This causes them to break apart a little, giving them the appearance of being roughly chopped. The reduction in size results in less cooking time - hence the name quick oats. While the cooking time is reduced the taste and flavour of quick oats remains the same. Quick oats have a slightly different texture to traditional rolled oats, being thinner and creamier. They also retain all the goodness of other oat forms.

Organic quick oats are organic oats that have been grown without the aid of chemicals or synthetic fertilisers and steamed in the same way. 

Benefits of quick oats

Quick oats retain all the benefits of regular oats and being less dense get absorbed into the bloodstream quicker. The key benefits of oats are -:

  • Promotes better digestion as they have high fibre content

  • Helps to lower bad cholesterol levels and blood pressure leading to a healthier heart.

  • Slows down the absorption of sugar into the body helping to keep blood sugar levels under control 

  • Being high in fibre, oats tend to promote the feeling of a full stomach while being low in fat and low in carbohydrates making them a weight control ally.

  • High concentration of antioxidants helps to build your immune levels.

  • Gluten free cereal makes it suitable for sufferers of celiac disease.

Quick oats of course have the added benefit of taking less time to cook, while retaining all these benefits. That makes them an easy choice to make.

Quick oats uses 

Besides the obvious morning cereal use, quick oats make a healthy and interesting addition to many recipes. A quick perusal online will reveal quick oats recipes for everything from meatloaf through to a range of tempting sweet snack and dessert dishes.

An example of a popular quick oats recipe that takes just five minutes to prepare and is sure to satisfy any afternoon hunger cravings is as follows.

Basic Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup quick oats

  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

 Optional Ingredients (can be altered according to taste

  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips 

  • 1/4 cup dried banana chips,

Method: 

  1. Combine the basic ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Use a spatula to keep stirring until the mixture is sticky and moist throughout.

  2. Fold in any optional ingredients that you have and ensure that they are evenly distributed throughout the mixture. 

  3. Place the mixture in the refrigerator for at least half an hour, so that it hardens up. 

  4. Remove the mixture from the refrigerator and then scoop out tablespoons of the mixture and roll them into balls. If you want to make them look a little like a regular biscuit, flatten them out a little.

  5. Then eat! If there are any left, they can be stored in an airtight container on a sheet of wax paper for as long as one week.

Where to buy quick oats in Australia

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