Few If Any Of Us Are Strangers To Oats As They Are Commonly Found In Our Kitchens
A wonderful "stick to the ribs" kind of grain, oats are often found in several forms. Among them Steel Cut, Rolled and Irish, which is a more natural state. They are used to produce various types of breakfast cereals, baked goods and stuffings, as well as a binder in loaves and patties:
Oat Groats or Irish Oats: un-flattened kernels that are used as a breakfast cereal or for stuffing.
Steel-cut oats: feature a dense and chewy texture they are produced by running the grain through steel blades which slices them.
Old-fashioned: have a flatter shape that is the result of their being steamed and then rolled.
Quick-cooking: processed like old-fashioned oats, except they are cut finely before rolling.
Instant oatmeal: produced by partially cooking the grains and then rolling them very thin. Oftentimes, sugar, salt and other ingredients are added to make the finished product.
Oat bran: the outer layer of the grain that resides under the hull. While oat bran is found in rolled and steel-cut oats, it may also be purchased as a separate product that can be added to recipes or cooked to make a hot cereal.
Oat flour: used in baking, it is oftentimes combined with wheat or other gluten-containing flours when making leavened bread.
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