Can I use old fashioned oats instead of quick cooking oats?
—J.M., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Quick-cooking oats and old-fashioned oats are interchangeable, as long as you consider a the differences between the two. Both have been flattened with large rollers, but quick-cooking oats are cut into smaller pieces first. … If you want a heartier texture, use old-fashioned oats.
Are old fashioned oats healthier than quick oats?
Instant oats look and taste very similar to quick oats, except that they are steamed longer (so they're pre-cooked), rolled even thinner, and dehydrated. … They're not as good for you as steel-cut and old fashioned oats, but they're still considered a healthy choice and certainly far better than most packaged cereals.
What is the difference between oats and quick oats?
Instant Oats. Also referred to as quick oats, instant oats are the most processed of the three oat varieties. They are pre-cooked, dried, and then rolled and pressed slightly thinner than rolled oats. They cook more quickly than steel-cut or rolled oats, but retain less of their texture, and often cook up mushy.