Our oats come to us from malt-grain-distributors-turned-baking-specialists Deer Creek Malthouse. What exactly makes an oat 'rolled'? Rolled oats refer to oat groats (grains) that have been pressed from their natural grain shape into the flattened shape we all know from the Quaker container. If you took a normal oat groat (it looks sort of like rice in its raw state) and sliced it into pieces, you get Steel Cut Oats. Press it into a flattened disc, and you get Rolled Oats. The more you know.
These are local to Pennsylvania where Deer Creek is based and non-GMO. They're on the thicker side, and the flavor is fantastic, much more full-bodied and complex than the thin, overly processed oats you'll get at the hotel breakfast bar.
They're perfect for our Overnight Oats recipe, or would go great in any oatmeal raisin cookies, warm oats or any other recipe calling for them.
Sub out the chocolate for raisins in our Brown Butter Tahini Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe and throw some oats in for some excellent Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.