Quick oats or also referred to as instant oats are the most processed of the three oat varieties. They are pre-cooked, dried, and then rolled and pressed slightly thinner than rolled oats. They cook more quickly than steel-cut or rolled oats, but retain less of their texture, and often cook up mushy.
Rolled oats can be used in place of instant oats, although it will require more cook time, and the final dish will have more texture.
HOW TO USE
Quick oats can also be used like old fashioned oats in baking. Oats are sometimes added to breads, muffins, cookies, and other baked goods to up the fibre content and to create an interesting texture. The oats make the food more chewy, and add a nutty flavour which some people find enjoyable. Quick oats may also be sprinkled as a topping on various baked goods.
Store in a dry cool place. Yeast is damaged by water and moisture, so we recommend that once opened, you keep your yeast in an air tight jar.
Up to 12 months when properly stored. See Best Before date.