Steel cut (pinhead) oatsThese are whole oats that have simply been cut into two or three pieces by steel cutters to produce rough, coarse oatmeal.Uses: use for oatcakes and the traditional way of making porridge.
Jumbo rolled oats/flakesThese are whole oats that have been softened with steam and then flattened between rollers to produce flakes.Uses: use raw in muesli, or to make thick, textured porridge.
Rolled oatsThese are steel cut (also known as pinhead) oats (oats that are cut into two or three pieces) that have been softened with steam and then rolled to produce flakes. They are smaller than jumbo flakes therefore, so cook quicker and make a finer, smoother porridge.Uses: tend to be used for the single-serve sachet products found in supermarkets. Use a mix of jumbo and rolled oats to make biscuits, oatcakes, cereal bars or flapjacks.