- 1 How do you make peanut butter oatmeal cookies from scratch?
- 2 Are oatmeal cookies healthy?
- 3 Can I use quick oats in cookies?
- 4 Can I substitute old fashioned oats for quick oats in cookies?
- 5 Can I substitute quick oats for rolled oats in a cookie recipe?
- 6 Which oats are best for cookies?
- 7 Is there a difference between old fashioned oats and quick oats?
- 8 Is quick oats the same as oatmeal?
- 9 What’s wrong with instant oats?
- In a small bowl, cream peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg. Add oats and baking soda to creamed mixture; mix well.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets; flatten slightly. Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container.
Oatmeal cookies have a high fiber content compared to normal sugar cookies. Oatmeal cookies contain significant amount of minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium, all of which are needed for overall physical health. Compared to sugar cookies, oatmeal cookies also have less calorie content.
You have a few options when choosing oats for oatmeal cookies. A lot of recipes will call for old fashioned rolled oats, and they do add a lot of chewy texture to the cookie. Personally, I like to use quick cooking oats for two reasons. First, quick oats tend to make the cookie softer.
—J.M., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Quick-cooking oats and old–fashioned oats are interchangeable, as long as you consider a the differences between the two. As a result, quick-cooking oats cook faster, and they offer a more delicate texture to baked goods and desserts. If you want a heartier texture, use old–fashioned oats.
For baking, regular rolled oats and quick-cooking are usually interchangeable in a recipe. If your recipe calls for quick-cooking oats and you only have old-fashioned rolled oats, pulse the old-fashioned oats in the food processor a few times.
Old fashioned oats (rolled oats) provide a chewy, nutty texture and flavor to oatmeal cookies. They are thicker and heartier than quick oats (instant oats).
Is there a difference between old fashioned oats and quick oats?
Quaker® Old Fashioned Oats are whole oats that are rolled to flatten them. Quick Quaker® Oats are simply cut into slightly smaller pieces so they cook faster. Instant Quaker® Oats are rolled a little bit thinner and cut finer so that they cook very quickly.
Is quick oats the same as oatmeal?
The difference between quick oats and regular oats is the thickness of the rolling. Quick oats are rolled much thinner than old-fashioned oats and often appear as if they have been coarsely chopped. Because they are rolled so thin, the oats tend to break slightly which gives them the coarse chopped appearance.
What’s wrong with instant oats?
But some of those instant oats can house just as much sugar as your favorite baked goods. However, since instant oatmeal can often be found in single-serving packets, it is more often than not sold in all kinds of fun flavors. Those flavors are usually what lead us astray because a LOT of sugar is added to them.