Just because you don’t have time for a relaxing breakfast doesn’t mean you don’t deserve the tasty benefits of Quaker Oats. Quick Quaker Oats give you all the wholesome goodness of Quaker in just one minute. Try topping Quick Quaker Oats with fresh or dried fruits, nuts or cinnamon and enjoy the healthy benefits of a satisfying breakfast.

  • Made with 100% natural, whole grain Quaker Oats
  • Helps keep you full through the morning*
  • A sodium free food
  • Can be used as a healthy and tasty ingredient to many recipes. Check our recipe section.
  • * Serve with 8oz of skim milk.
 Quaker® Oats-Quick Oats
* Product formulations, packaging and promotions may change. For current information, refer to packaging on store shelves.

Serving size 1/2 cup dry (40 g)

Amount per serving
Cereal Alone With 1/2 cup of Vit A & D fortified skim milk
Calories 150 190
  Calories from Fat 25 25
%Daily Value**
Total Fat 3g 4% 4%
  Saturated Fat 0.5g 2% 2%
  Trans Fat 0g    
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1g    
  Monounsaturated Fat 1g    
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 1%
Sodium 0mg 0% 2%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 9% 11%
  Dietary Fiber 4g 15% 15%
    Soluble Fiber 2g    
    Insoluble Fiber 2g    
    Sugars 1g    
Protein 5g    
Vitamin A 0% 4%
Vitamin C 0% 0%
Calcium 0% 15%
Iron 10% 10%
Vitamin D 0% 10%
Thiamin 10% 15%
Riboflavin 2% 15%
Niacin 0% 2%
Phosphorus 15% 30%
Magnesium 25% 25%
** Amount in Cereal. One half cup skim milk contributes an additional 40 calories, 65mg Sodium, 6g Total Carbohydrate (6g Sugars), and 4g Protein.
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat less than 65g 80g
  Sat. Fat less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
  Dietary Fiber 25g 30g


Quaker Oats – Quick Oats is rated 4.0385 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Good and Easy to cook Since I received Quaker® Steel Cut Quick 3-Minute Oatmeal I have this every morning for breakfast. The instructions are easy to follow and it’s QUICK. Who doesn’t want to save time nowadays?I only cook them in my microwave for less than 3 minutes and I add fruits and almonds. (3 minutes is definitely too much time for me, maybe because my microwave is too strong and it ends up boiling and making a mess, so I adjusted to 2 minutes). The texture is very different from what I have had so far, which I kind of like.I think this product is very convenient, I Love it! Amazing product to eat every morning and give me the energy I need .
Date published: 2015-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bowl of health I have been enjoying a cup of Old Fashion Quaker Oats for years. Mind you, I am talking about the one that DOES NOT cook in a minute or two. This product has kept me regulated and free from heart pains for years. I could not even imagine skipping a day. I have felt so much better since I began a regimented diet of this miracle food ( as I like to call it). If you have a need to rid yourself of dangerous chloesterol then please start implenting Quaker Oats immediately into your diet DAILY.
Date published: 2014-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good This oatmeal is so tasty and keeps me filled up during school until lunchtime. I love looking forward to this every morning!
Date published: 2014-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from oats get my goats I must thank oats for my gainz in the gym. Been straight packin on muscle ever since I got on the oats.
Date published: 2014-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to make Love it!!! First thing I eat every morning to give me energy in the day
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The taste I can't give up on I've been eating quaker oats ever since I learned to talk back in 1985. It gives me the energy I need to make it through the day.
Date published: 2015-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love the quickness So quick! And taste great! Blah blah blah blah blah
Date published: 2014-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and delicious I like that I can use the microwave for a single serving or cook 3-4 servings on the stove and reheat the portions in the microwave for a few days of meals. I love oatmeal for breakfast or dinner and it fits in perfectly helping me follow a Weight Watchers diet. I add Splenda usually and fruit. Frozen strawberries or blue berries seem to work best. I sometimes add in a splash of skim milk but usually not always. 1/2 cup of uncooked oats is 4 Points Plus and I admit for dinner to eating 3/4 cup. Delicious, filling and good for me too.
Date published: 2015-04-13
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How do I prepare Quaker or Old Fashioned Oats?

•  Stovetop

o  Old Fashioned Oats 
■  Chewier: Boil water and salt; stir in oats. Cook about 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
■  Creamier: Combine water, oats and salt. Bring to boil. Cook about 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
o  Quick Oats 
■  Chewier: Boil water and salt; stir in oats. Cook about 1 minute over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
■  Creamier: Combine water, oats and salt. Bring to boil. Cook about 1 minute over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

•  Microwave

o  Old Fashioned Oats 

Combine water, oats and salt in medium microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes. Stir before serving.

o  Quick Oats 

Combine water, salt and oats in medium microwaveable bowl. Microwave 1-1/2 to 2 minutes on HIGH, stir before serving.

Quick Cook Oats Old-Fashioned Oats
Servings Water & Milk Prep Water Milk Oats
1 1 cup 1 cup 1 cup 1/2 cup
Heart Smart 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 cups 3/4 cup
2 1 3/4 cups 1 3/4 cups 1 3/4 cups 1 cup
3 2 1/2 cups 2 1/2 cups 2 1/2 cups 1 1/2 cups
4 3 1/2 cups 3 1/4 cups 3 1/4 cups 2 cups
5 4 1/4 cups 4 cups 4 cups 2 1/2 cups
6 5 cups 4 2/3 cups 4 2/3 cups 3 cups
7 5 3/4 cups 5 1/3 cups 5 1/3 cups 3 1/2 cups
8 6 1/2 cups 6 cups 6 cups 4 cups
18 oz tube 10 1/2 cups 10 cups 9 1/2 cups 6 1/2 cups (18 oz tube)
42 oz tube 28 cups (1gal + 3 qt.) 28 cups (1gal + 3 qt.) 28 cups (1gal + 3qt) 15 cups (48 oz tube)

•  Crock Pot

If you want to use a crock pot, we advise you to try our directions for cooking Quaker Steel Cut Oats in a Crock Pot. We do not recommend cooking Quaker Quick and Old Fashioned Oats in a slow cooker as it will be overcooked, bland and paste-like. 

•  Double Boiler

Use the volume of water and oats listed in the direction on the box.

1. In a double boiler, heat water and salt until boiling.
2. Gradually stir in oats and cook, uncovered, until desired consistency.
1. 3-5 minutes for Quick Oats
2. About 10 minutes for Old Fashioned
3. Stir before serving.

NOTE: for best results, do not stir while cooking over a double boiler.   

•  Overnight Method (Old Fashioned only)

1. In a small saucepan or bowl, combine 1 ¾ cups boiling water, 1 cup Old Fashioned oats, 1/8 teaspoon salt (optional); stir.
2. Cover; let stand overnight (6-8 hours) either at room temperature or in refrigerator.
3. In saucepan, bring oats and water to boil over medium heat.
4. Cook for about 3 minutes or until desired consistency; stirring occasionally. 
5. Stir before serving.

•  Storing & Reheating Cooked Oats (Old Fashioned only) 

o  Storage – Cool oatmeal then divide evenly between microwave-safe containers.  Cover tightly and refrigerate or freeze.  Try to use within 24 hours for best oatmeal quality.

o  Reheat Refrigerated Oatmeal –
■  Uncover and add 2 Tablespoons of water or milk.  Place lid on top loosely. 
■  Microwave on MEDIUM (50% power) for 1 minute and 30 seconds. 
■  Stir well, breaking up oatmeal.  Stir in additional 3 to 4 tablespoons of liquid as needed for desired consistency.
■  Microwave in 30 second increments until hot.  Stir well.
o  Reheat Frozen Oatmeal
■  Uncover frozen oatmeal and place lid on top loosely.  Microwave on DEFROST (30% power) just until thawed – about 5 to 6 minutes.
■  Stir well, breaking up oatmeal.
■  Stir in additional liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring well after each addition until desired consistency is achieved.