- Coarsely-chopped (pinhead) oats.
- Great for making porridge, oaty grits and flapjacks.
Pinhead (or steel-cut) oatmeal is simply coarsely-chopped oats. They are whole oats, cut with a blade (made of steel), rather than ground using stones. It can be used in a variety of recipes, both sweet and sour, including porridge, flapjacks, coarse biscuits and vegetarian burgers.
Steel-cut oats are now very trendy, because people have seen the benefits of eating coarsely-chopped oats. The larger pieces digest more slowly, and hence keep you fuller for longer. The oats release energy slowly. Great for a morning porridge that keeps you satisfied until lunch!