FREQUENTLTY ASKED QUESTIONS

Nutrition and Ingredients

Question: Are Oats Gluten Free?
Answer:

Oats are naturally Gluten Free, but due to farming practices, our Quaker Oats products may contain traces of gluten if any wheat has grown and then harvested with the oats.

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Question: How many calories in porridge?
Answer:

Our porridge typically ranges between 100-150 calories, per portion, without milk. See individual products for specific calorie information.

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Question: Is porridge healthy?
Answer:

Oats are naturally low in fat, high in fibre and can help to lower cholesterol. Each serving of porridge (27g) contains 33% of the 3g of oat beta glucan suggested per day to help lower cholesterol, as part of a varied and balanced diet, and a healthy lifestyle. Reducing cholesterol helps to maintain a healthy heart. Oats should be consumed as part of a varied and balanced diet, and a healthy lifestyle.

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Preparation & Recipes

Question: How do I make Quaker Oat So Simple Sachets?
Answer:

It only takes 2 minutes to prepare perfect porridge:

In the microwave:

  1. Tear open the sachet along the tear line
  2. Pour the oats out into a microwaveable bowl
  3. Use the sachet to measure the milk – fill to the milk line (180ml)
  4. Pour the sachet of milk into the bowl and mix
  5. Place the bowl in the microwave for 2 minutes on full power (Cat E min 800w)
  6. Ping, stir and enjoy

We have prepared a handy video to show you how to make Quaker Oat So Simple sachets in the microwave. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaExS-quvoQ

On the hob:

  1. Simply boil 180ml (one sachet) of milk in a saucepan.
  2. Stir in contents of one sachet of oats
  3. Simmer for 2 mins or until milk is absorbed, stirring occasionally

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Question: How do I make traditional Quaker Oats?
Answer:

In the microwave:


 To Serve  Ingredients  Cooking Time
   Quaker Oats  Milk / Water Category D (min 700W)   Category E (min 800W)
 1 40g (3/4 cup)  300ml (1 cup)  4 minutes  3 1/2 minutes 
 2  80g (1 1/2 cups) 600ml (3 cups)  6 1/2 minutes  6 minutes 

On the hob:

Mix 40g of Quaker Oats with 300ml of milk (or cold water) in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes.

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Oats & Porridge

Question: What is granola?
Answer:

Granola is a breakfast cereal made of rolled cereals and syrup, additions such a nuts or dried fruits are usually added.

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Question: What is oatmeal?
Answer:

Oatmeal is made from ground oat groats that can then be used to make a things such as porridge and oatcakes.

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Question: Is oatmeal the same as porridge?
Answer:

Oatmeal is the American name for porridge.

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