Q. Why are steel-cut oats preferrable to rolled oats? They can’t be used for baking, take a long time to cook, and I don’t enjoy the texture.

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A. Nicola McKeown, PhD, an associate professor at the Friedman School and whole grain expert, answers: “Nutrition publications (including this one) often recommend oatmeal—and steel-cut oats in particular—as a healthy, whole-grain, breakfast option. “After the inedible husk is removed from an oat grain, the resulting groat (inner kernel) can be cut into smaller pieces or […]
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