When can you eat cookies for breakfast? When they're mostly oats! But first, a lesson in oat vocabulary:
• Rolled or old-fashioned oats are whole groats flattened in a roller. They cook more quickly than groats.
• Quick oats are steel-cut groats flattened in a roller. Because they are small and flakey, they cook quite quickly.
• Instant oats are precooked so they can be prepared simply by adding hot water and are often pre-flavoured and sweetened.
Chocolate Oat Clusters
From the website of Only Oats, a gluten-free oat processor in Regina.
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
6 tbsp cocoa
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp vanilla
On medium heat melt butter or margarine, sugar and milk in a saucepan until it boils, stirring often. Add remaining ingredients, mixing well. Remove from heat. Drop by the spoonful onto wax paper. Cool completely.