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You know regular rolled oats cook in the microwave in only like five minutes and you can then cool them with a frozen cube of pureed whatever or I use frozen blueberries to cool it off quickly.

I also like Red Mill's 10 grain breakfast cereal- another hot cereal option.

You can make waffles or pancakes in batchs and freeze them and put them in the toaster to thaw them just freeze with waxed paper between them for easy seperation.
 

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FIVE MINUTES????

Ever since I discovered regular rolled oats, I have lost my interest in quick oats! But my only problem has been that they take 30 minutes stovetop to cook!
Thank you so much for the heads up. I will try that tomorrow. (Today we had banana bread flavored slow oats MMMMMM)

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my box says nuke for 2-3min...I think I do it for a few more to make it softer. Easy-peasy!

Edited to add- use a high sided bowl much bigger than you need as it expands while cooking quite a bit and then gets smaller again when it cools.
 

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Originally Posted by johub
Ever since I discovered regular rolled oats, I have lost my interest in quick oats! But my only problem has been that they take 30 minutes stovetop to cook!
30 minutes?!! I cook regular rolled oats for my dd all the time, on the stove, and it doesn't take any longer than cooking them in the microwave - 5 minutes tops. It's so quick and easy, I've never understood why people feel the need to get quick oats or instant oats. I guess maybe if you wanted them really, really soft and mushy it might take longer, but I just can't imagine how it could take as long as 30 minutes. Do you have the heat turned down really low?
 

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i believe i read recently somewhere that rolled oats have much of the nutritious stuff taken off, and that scottish oatmeal or steel cut oats are the best choice for a whole grain oatmeal.

bob's red mill makes both and they take about 10 minutes on the stove top.

~claudia
 

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Originally Posted by TurboClaudia
i believe i read recently somewhere that rolled oats have much of the nutritious stuff taken off, and that scottish oatmeal or steel cut oats are the best choice for a whole grain oatmeal.

bob's red mill makes both and they take about 10 minutes on the stove top.

~claudia
Good info to know thanks Claudia. We usually do rolled oats on the stove top for about 20 minutes. But now I will re-think that with your new information
 

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Rolled oats are heated slightly and rolled flat with large heavy rollers. Nothing is taken out but the heat does I am sure effect the oil in the grain.

Steel cut oats are cut with large steel blades.
 
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