In 1901, four American grain pioneers consolidated and incorporated as the Quaker Oats Company. In 1921, the company introduced Quick Quaker Oats. While oats took 20 minutes to cook, quick oats took a mere five. Quaker Old Fashioned Oats and Quick Quaker Oats both are whole oats that are rolled to flatten. During processing, Quick Quaker Oats are cut into smaller pieces so that they cook faster. In 1950, the company reformulated its quick oats, processing them to cook in just one minute. With Quick Quaker Oats, you can prepare a nutritious meal in a minute or two.

Things You'll Need


Stovetop Directions

Measure out water or milk and pour into a saucepan on top of a cooktop stove. Optionally, add a dash of salt. Heat on high, bringing the water or milk to a boil.

Measure out and add Quaker Quick Oats, then stir.

Turn the heat down to medium and cook for 1 minute. Stir while cooking.

Optionally, stir in spices, toppings and flavorings of your choice. For topping ideas, visit the Quaker Oats website (see Resources).


Microwave Directions

Measure out water or milk and Quaker Quick Oats and pour into a medium-size microwave-safe bowl.

Microwave on high or full power for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.

Remove from the microwave and stir.

Optionally, stir in spices, toppings and flavorings of your choice. For topping ideas, visit the Quaker Oats website (see Resources).