I’m a visual person. I tend to understand things better when I see them. So I thought it might be helpful to actually show you the visual difference between Steel Cut and Rolled Oats. As you can see, the rolled oats (on the left) look more like flakes and the steel cut oats (on the right) look more like kernels.
Like I mentioned before, that’s because Rolled Oats are more processed whereas the Steel Cut Oats are less processed and closer to their original, whole form. Calorie for calorie there is no nutritional difference, but the extra steps in the processing of rolled oats does diminish some of the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) that oats have to offer (things like Magnesium and Selenium).
Again, either choice makes for an exceptionally d’lishes and nutritious breakfast!!
If you’re looking for a yummy way to eat your Oats, check out my “Pear Cobbler” Oatmeal.