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Dec 23, 2008 12:19 PM

Rolled oats vs oatmeal - emergency baking question!

I'm doing some holiday baking and I have a recipe that calls for "rolled oats." Is this the same as oatmeal? If not, can I use oatmeal instead of rolled oats?

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  1. Rolled oats can usually be used as a substitute for Oatmeal, and vise-versa.

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    1. In common usage they are the same thing.

      Some heathfood stores sell several types of rolled oats, regular, thick, thicker. Plus there are cut oats and pinhead oats. But usually in the US, oatmeal means regular rolled oats.

      1. One thing I've found is Quick Oats will not come out as fluffly as Old Fashioned Oats. The cookies are very flat with Quick.