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.  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 the size!

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.


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


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

Bake for 5 minutes at 350F


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.