Recipes, Benefits And Uses Of Rolled Oats

Oats are an ancient grain of the Middle East and Europe area. They come in either steel cut oats or rolled form, depending on whether the whole oat grout is rolled or cut. Steel cut and rolled oats can be used interchangeably in most applications and should have no difference in cooking time or taste, however they will produce a difference in texture of the end product.

Nutritional Benefits Of Rolled Oats

Oats are high in fibre, protein, carbohydrates and dietary minerals. They do not contain gluten by do contain gliadin which has similar characteristics to gluten and often results in similar health concerns for those with a gluten resistance or intolerance.

Where Are Oats From?

Oats are traditionally from the Middle East and Europe areas. Europe is still the highest producing area of oats to date. South Africa produces small amounts of oats relatively, but mainly for animal feed.

Pile of uncooked rolled oats

What Recipes Are Oats Used in?

Oats are mainly used in porridges, granolas and cereals but are also used within a wide range of baking applications for snacks, biscuits and treats.

Tips For Using Rolled Oats

Raw Organic Steel Cut Oats

How To Cook Oatmeal Porridge

  1. Put 50g porridge oats in a saucepan, pour in 350ml milk or water and sprinkle in a pinch of salt.
  2. Bring to the boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring from time to time and watching carefully that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  3. Once all the water has absorbed remove from the heat and transfer into a bowl
  4. Add milk and fruit as desired.


Rolled Oats Recipes for Cooking, Baking And Snacks

Mango Smoothie Bowl

By Roxanne | May 3, 2020

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Delicious Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

By Roxanne | Oct 27, 2019

Tucking into a delicious breakfast smoothie bowl as a healthy breakfast option is rising in popularity, for good reason. They are often delicious and a quick and easy way to pack maximum nutrition into your morning routine. This recipe is just that! On top of requiring no cooking and almost no prep, it also contains…

Make Your Own Almond Milk And 5 Other DIY Plant Milks

By Roxanne | Sep 17, 2019

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Mixed Ancient Grain Porridge With Linseeds

By Roxanne | Aug 11, 2019

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Sorghum And Rolled Oats Granola Recipe

By Roxanne | Jun 1, 2019

This delicious homemade granola recipe contains whole grain, popped and ground sorghum with honey, rolled oats and nuts. It is easily adjustable to add in your desired nuts and dried fruits. Eat your granola together with this homemade yoghurt recipe for a highly nutritious kickstart to the day. Do Oats Contain Gluten? We often get…

Delicious Oatmeal Raisin Biscuits As Healthy Snacks

By Roxanne | Jun 1, 2019

It is often tough to find ideas for healthy snacks, especially recipes that are quick and easy to make. This recipe takes only 10 minutes of baking time and no more than 20 minutes of prep. The reward of delicious oatmeal and raisin biscuits is well worth the 30 minutes of your time. They are…

Vegan Burger Patty Recipe

By Roxanne | Mar 19, 2019

Burger patty recipes are something that have always been traditionally made of red meat. Whether you are vegan or just up for a change this burger patty recipe is made from grains, sweet potato and beans. It holds together well and tastes delicious done on the braai even though it has no meat or eggs.…