During this recent 10%-off at Honeyville, I went with a couple cases of steel-cut oats over the rolled oats. I Googled the difference, and the rolled oats have been steamed,rolled and re-dried, so I figured the steel-cut would be better, and Honeyville says about as much,as well.
Still, Honeyville states that their rolled oats in #10 cans are good for 10-15 years under ideal storage conditions. Oddly, they don't post any storage time for the steel cut, but I'd assume at least as much.
Here's their spiel on the steel-cut oats.....
"Honeyville's Steel Cut Oats, also known as Pinhead Oatmeal , have been carefully selected from premium milling quality oats. Steel cut oats are really the best of the best when it come to getting the most out of a whole grain oat. Of all of the varieties of oats on the market (rolled oats, instant oats, quick oats, etc.) steel cut oats are the best choice. Steel cut oats maintain all of the nutrients from the whole grain oat as they are simply whole oat groats that have been cut into small pieces......."
Nevertheless, I'd completely forgotten that the LDS sells cases of #10 cans of oatmeal, WAY cheaper than these from Honeyville (DOH !!! ),like less than 1/2 price, so who cares which oats are inside.(shoulda,woulda,coulda
I also have quite a few mylar bags full of regular Quaker oats put away, I'll likely bust into those first when it comes time..........