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Steel cut oats, also known as Irish oats, coarse oatmeal or pinhead oats are whole oat grains (groats) that have been chopped into two or three pieces (using steel blades). They are traditionally used to make porridge and are often imported in tins from Ireland or Scotland.
Steel cut oats require a fairly long cooking time (about 20-30 minutes) and have a chewy, nutty and hearty consistency. Like lentils of beans, they can be pre-soaked and cooked in about half the time. They have a lower Glycemic Index (GI) so will usually make one feel full for a longer time compared to instant oats that have a high GI.
Last Updated: December 15, 2017