A common question we field at Coach’s Oats is: What is the difference between rolled and steel cut oats? The Answer: Texture, time and taste! You can see the differences on our website, but below I list them for you.
Steel Cut Oats: Like any oats they start out in their whole grain form, groats. Steel blades cut the groats into smaller pieces, thus the name. Steel cut oats do not contain more nutrients than rolled oats; their benefit comes from their taste and texture. The texture is thicker, not mushy, and the oats contain a heartier flavor. Traditional steel cut oats take 30 to 45 minutes to cook on the stovetop only.
Rolled Oats: Like steel cut oats, the oats are first cut with steel blades, then “rolled” flat. Probably the most recognizable form of oats, they are rolled simply to decrease cooking time. The oats still contain the same nutrients but lose their natural texture and nutty flavor like steel cut oats.
Coach’s Oats: Coach’s Oats are prepared in a completely different way. Our patented process begins with the groats and toasting them. Toasting the groats brings the natural sugars to the surface. Next the oats are cracked into small pieces. Coach’s Oats oatmeal contains the natural nuttiness and texture of steel cut oats and cooks quickly like rolled oats. That’s right! Our oats cook in 3 to 5 minutes in a microwave or on the stovetop.
What type of oats do you prefer? Have you ever tried the other types? Would you like to try Coach’s Oats?