How to make quick oats out of rolled oats

Difference between oats

Have you ever found yourself standing in the cereal isle wondering what all those different oats are and which one you’re supposed to get?  There are so many different options between quick oats, instant oats, rolled oats, steel cut oats, old fashioned steel cut oats, am I missing any?

Did you know you can make quick oats out of rolled oats?  And it is super easy if you have a food processor or a blender.  

*Quick Tip:  Old fashioned oats and rolled oats are the same thing.

To be quite honest, I almost always only buy rolled oats so that way I can have either rolled oats, or make quick oats depending on what I’m making. Quick oats aren’t “exactly” just rolled oats blended up, but it is pretty close and it works great for everything I’ve used it for.  If you want to read about all the oat variations, check out this link: What’s the Difference? Steel-Cut, Rolled, and Quick Oats.

How to make quick oats out of rolled oats in a Vitamix:

  • With the Vitamix empty, turn the speed onto variable 5.
  • Add the amount of rolled oats through the hole in the top and blend for about 10 seconds, until it is the consistency that you want.
  • Then make a big bowl of oatmeal and gobble it up.  (okay, not really a step but that is what I’ve been doing every morning for the last week).

If you want oat flour, just increase the speed a bit and blend it for a little longer. Oat flour is super expensive in the store, but rolled oats are generally pretty cheap…so you can save a lot of money by just making the flour yourself!

I’ve been on an oatmeal kick lately…tell me your favorite way to enjoy oatmeal in the comments.


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  2. Kim

    Thank you so much for the tip on how to make quick oats out of rolled oats using a Vitamix. I was just wondering, please, do you use the dry or wet blade container? Thanks! : )

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