Just a quick tip today, as we've been busy shooting video and painting cookies this month. Check out our Instagram account to see what else we've been up to. We will share more here soon.
We recently made a chocolate chip cookie recipe that called for quick oats, and all we had were rolled oats. Did we make a quick trip to the store? Nope. We got out our food processor, dumped in a little more oats than the recipe called for, and pulsed it 5 or 6 times. Instant quick oats!! See photo below for the oats before and after the pulsing in a food processor (or blender if that's all you have).
The difference between rolled and quick oats is the amount of processing. Quick oats are thinner and more broken up so they can cook more quickly. As described above, it's easy to make your own from rolled oats, which are just what the name implies, oats that have been rolled flat.
Two other styles of oats may be good for eating, but NOT for baking. Steel cut oats are just chopped up oats, and are seldom appropriate for baking. And instant oats, including the ones in flavored single-serving packets, are too processed for baked goods. They'll just turn to mush.
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