Just like our other fine oatmeal varieties, Instant Rolled Oats are made from whole grains, which include the wholesome germ, bran and endosperm from the oat groats. These quick-cooking oats aren’t pre-cooked; instead, they are rolled thinner than any other variety. They’re pretty much the opposite of steel cut oats: these quick rolled oats have a cooking time of just one minute, which make them convenient, nutritious and delicious—the whole package!
While the texture of these oats is a little softer, they’re still a great choice for overnight oats, although that name will be a bit of a misnomer. If you soak these quick cooking oats for this popular breakfast dish, they’ll actually be ready in less than an hour!
Our instant oatmeal is a delicious alternative to the little packets of quick oats other brands offer, without the preservatives and sugar! Add in extras like chia seeds, flaxseed meal, dried fruit, nuts and seeds–whatever ingredients you love in your oatmeal–to add extra flavor and texture. Then mix with steaming hot water or microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes. Let stand for another minute, and you’ve got a healthy and easy breakfast ready to go! Or, for an even easier option you can try one of our instant oatmeal cups for those days when you need to run out the door quickly.
Oatmeal is a great way to add whole grains to your diet. Because whole grains are packed full of dietary fiber, they can help regulate your digestive system and help keep you feeling full longer. Steel cut oats, rolled oats and instant oats all come from the same place: oat groats. That means no matter which texture you choose, you get the same wholesome nutrition.
Instant oatmeal can also be used in baked goods like cookies, cakes and bread—click the recipe tab and start exploring. Need creative ideas for your next bowl? Check out our oatmeal recipe guide at BobsRedMill.com/Oatmeal.