Quaker® Old Fashioned Oats are whole oats that are rolled to flatten them. Quaker® Steel Cut Oats are whole oats that have not been rolled into flakes. Quick Quaker® Oats are simply cut into slightly smaller pieces so they cook faster.
So, can you substitute quick oats for rolled oats in baking?
Mix Up the Texture. In recipes that call for oats, rolled oats provide a chewy, nutty texture and flavor, while quick-cooking oats supply a softer, moister finished product. Both can be used interchangeably in many recipes, and you may even substitute oats for up to one-third of the flour in most baked goods.
Can you substitute old fashioned oats for quick oats?
Oats add fiber, texture and a mild nutty flavor to baked goods. When baking, you may substitute oats for up to one-third the amount of flour called for in the recipe using either Quick or Old Fashioned Oats. Instant Oatmeal is cut too fine, and is not recommended for baking.
Is there a difference between quick oats and old fashioned oats?
Regular oats are also known as rolled oats or old-fashioned oats. They are produced by sending groats through a rolling machine, where they are flattened. This produces thick flakes of oatmeal. Quick oats, also known as quick-cooking oats, go through this same procedure, except they are pressed into thinner flakes.