To create rolled oats, whole grain groats are first steamed, then rolled flat into flakes. Sometimes referred to as “old-fashioned” oats, rolled oats cook faster than steel-cut oats and are a great source of soluble fiber (beta glucans) along with other phytochemicals such as avenanthramides. Rolled oats provide a rich oat flavor to a variety of common products like granola bars, cookies, muffins, cereals, and beverages because they can provide flavor, texture, and nutrition.
Regular rolled oats require ten to fifteen minutes of cooking time before being served as a breakfast dish. In addition, they are a primary ingredient in a number of applications such as cookies, breads, and granola.