Types of Grains


Whole grains contain all three parts of the grain – the germ, endosperm and bran. The nutrients contained in whole grains work together to provide you with the maximum goodness. 

the quaker difference

We've spent 130 years perfecting how to prepare our oats, and our milling, cutting, steaming and flaking process give us complete control over the quality of our products. This guarantees they'll all have the distinctive Quaker flavour, and that you'll enjoy the same quality delicious and nutritious breakfast each morning.


Old Fashioned

100% natural rolled Quaker Oats that cook in 5 minutes. These are sold as our traditional boxed oats.


Quick Oats

Designed to be cooked either on the stove or in the microwave, Quaker Quick Oats cook in just 2 minutes or less. Try one of our Quaker Oat So Simple sachets in a number of different flavours!


Instant Oats 

Cut finely to cook faster, included in our Quaker Pots - just add hot water.


Steel Cut Oats 

Cut, not rolled, Steel Cut Oats deliver a full, hearty texture with a rich, nutty taste.

other grains

Although we love Oats, we sometimes use other grains to make different types of porridge or cereals.



Rye is a cereal grain from the wheat family, which can be made into Rye Porridge– known particularly for its hearty taste.



Barley is a member of the grass family – it comes with a rich nutlike flavour and an appealing chewy consistency. Our Multigrain Porridge is made up of Oats, Rye and Barley.



One of the most popular grains, also commonly used in bread, pasta and crackers.



Also known as Maize, this grain is commonly used in Mexican food such as enchiladas, but also snack foods like popcorn.