A hot bowl
of Oatmeal with maple sugar and cinnamon was one of my favorite
breakfast meals growing up. Today Oatmeal is not limited to breakfast
and cookies, but used to create a variety of savory dishes.
Oats start from the same grains, but they are cut differently. Oats can be purchased has Rolled oats and Steel Cut Oats.
Rolled Oats are whole oats that have been
steamed, rolled lengthwise into a flat grain, steamed again then
toasted. They look like big flakes. Then there are quick
oats, which are rolled oats that have been ground up a little bit more
to make them cook faster. Quick oats are quick; whole rolled oats take
a bit longer. The cooking time can be from 1 -6 minutes.
Steel cut oats are the whole raw oat that
have been cut into smaller chunks. Steel cut oats look like a whole oat
cut in half. So the steel cut oats definitely look like a freshly
picked oat from the farm. Once cook steal oats look like rice. Steel
cut oats have a sort of “nutty” flavor that rolled oats lack. They have
a hearty texture in which you’ll chew every bite. The cooking time for
Steel oats is about 20 – 30 minutes. Don’t fret there are quick cooking
Steel Oats available.
When it comes to nutrients, let’s compare the Quaker Steel Cut Oats to Quaker Rolled Oats.<
1/4 cup of Quaker steel cut oats:
1/2 cup of Quaker old fashioned oats and quick
Calories – 150 Calories – 150
Fat – 2.5g Fat – 3g
Carbs – 27g Carbs – 27g
Fiber – 4g Fiber – 4g
Sugar – 1g Sugar – 1g
Protein – 5g Protein – 5g
Basically there is a ½ g difference in the fat content between the two.
One thing you want to avoid are the
Instant Oatmeal that have a high sugar content and also has a high
glycemic level of 83.
a high fiber, good for reducing belly fat, lowering cholesterol,
improving metabolism and aiding in digestion.
Here are a few new ideas to incorporate Oatmeal into your diet.