Steel cut outs are preferable to regular oatmeal- Steel-cut oats are whole grain groats (the inner portion of the oat kernel) which have been cut into only two or three pieces by steel rather than being rolled. Quaker oats, and other oats, are rolled and are not whole with the nutritious groat. And, unfortunately, steel cut oats are more expensive.
$1 off 1 McCann's Irish Steel Cut Oats
Steel cut takes longer to cook that those quick rolled oats, but they are good!