What’s the difference?: Old Fashioned vs Quick oats

So a lot of my recipes so far have included oatmeal, but I never clarify what type. ย I do that because they’re all so interchangeable. The only difference between any oatmeal, and in this post specifically old fashioned oats vs quick oats are theย size!

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The oats on the left are old fashioned, right are quick oats. See the difference? That’s the reason why the cook so quickly! So if you use quick oats in a recipe, they probably don’t need to be cooked for as long, so be careful. The opposite goes for old fashioned. I hope this helped! -th

How to toast coconut

I used coconut flakes, but this will work for any coconut!

Mine was unsweetened, because since theres no coating on it, it won’t burn as easily.

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I recommend around one cup of coconut flakes for every one large baking sheet.

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Spred the coconut as evenly on the baking sheet as possible.

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Bake for 5 minutes at 350F

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After, mix coconut flakes around and replace in oven for 3-5 minutes.

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There you have it! 10 minute toasted coconut! Toasting them yourself will save you big bucks, plus mine didn’t stick to the pan at all.