View Full Version : Steel Cut Oats vs. Rolled Oats

02-27-2007, 01:30 PM
I have never had steel cut oats, but is there any difference in taste between the two of these? It looks like nutritionally speaking they are basically the same?

Mr. D
02-27-2007, 02:45 PM
Steel cut are heartier and slightly lower GI.

the doc
02-27-2007, 02:58 PM
they are much tastier, have more fiber (i think) and take longer to cook

02-27-2007, 10:24 PM
cook, bah, takes all of 30 s to drink down

03-02-2007, 08:12 AM
The only steel cut oats I see when I am out shopping are "steel cut rolled oats"?

03-02-2007, 12:08 PM
I like rolled oats.

03-02-2007, 12:19 PM
Take whole oats (the hard nut type things), and throw them in a blender (essentially chop them into thirds), you get steel cut oats. Roll them between two steel pillars and make them wafer thin, you get rolled oats.

Same nutritional value, pretty much the same fiber, and if thoroughly cooked, steel cut oats have the same GI as rolled oats. However, since almost nobody will actually cook steel cut oats for 45-50 minutes, you can usually assume the glycemic index on them is a bit lower (they'll take longer to digest... think undercooked rice)

03-02-2007, 12:21 PM
I just throw mine into a coffee grinder and toss 'em into my shakes.

And that was informative as always, Belial.

03-02-2007, 04:01 PM
hmmm. you learn something new everyday.

03-02-2007, 10:02 PM
since we're talking oats here...

i need to start adding some to my shakes. any particular kind you guys favor for this purpose? or is it all pretty much the same?