Regular Rolled Oats (sometimes called old fashioned oats) are made from kilned, whole groats processed by flaking and steaming. These regular oat flakes are mostly served as a popular, hot breakfast meal. In addition, they are a primary ingredient in a number of products such as cookies, breads and granola.
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.