Toasting oats gives them a deeper nutty flavor and crisper texture. Use them in your favorite baked or no-bake cookie recipe!
During toasting the oats lose that ‘raw’ flavor and develop a great nutty aroma. They’re perfect for adding to cookies or scones, making overnight oats, and even tossing into smoothies!
How to Toast Oats In an Oven or Toaster Oven
1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 350°F. If using a toaster oven, select the BAKE setting.
2. Spread oats out on a rimmed baking sheet. For 1/2 cup of oats, I use a 1/8 sheet pan, for 1 cup of oats a quarter sheet pan works well.
3. Add the pan to the oven and toast the oats, stirring once or twice, until lightly browned and nutty smelling (about 8 to 10 minutes).
4. Cool the oats in the pan.
5. Once cooled completely, store the oats in a sealed bag or air-tight container (like a mason jar).
Toaster Oven FAQs
What if my toaster oven only has 2 rack placements?
Use the bottom placement and check on your oats a little earlier.
Are there any changes for convection?
If you’re using a convection toaster oven, reduce the temperature to 325°F. The toasting time should be similar but it never hurts to keep a closer eye on them.
How to Toast Oats on The Stovetop
- Add oats to a dry skillet set over medium-low heat.
- Stirring often, toast until the oats are fragrant and a light golden brown color about 5 to 6 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let the oats cool before storing or adding to your recipe.