Measure Steel Cut Oats

Does anyone know how many grams are in 1/4 cup of steel cut oats?

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Shaggyheart February 27, 2022
Labels use FDA rounding rules for everything. 43g would be listed as 40. 153 calories as 150. So if you're really careful about some nutrients you will be off by a few lower or higher if you use labeled nutrition
JuJu October 13, 2018
One reply appears to be incorrect--perhaps, a typo.

Although this is a reply to what is now an ancient post, 1/4 C steel cut oats = ~40g, regardless of whether it is 3-minute quick-cook or not.

Yes, an accurately calibrated food kitchen scale is the way to go, but some may buy in bulk (such as I do).

However, a quick check from two very reliable online sources, USDA and a well-known brand of breakfast cereals, Quaker, both show that 1/4 C dry steel cut oats = ~40g. Quaker has traditional and it appears, 3-minute, quick-cook in a couple of varieties. All show same cup-to-gram equivalents.
susan G. September 29, 2012
Curiosity sent me to the kitchen. The steel cut oats in my pantry, bought from bulk, weigh 43 g per 1/4 cup (1.6 oz.). Would a difference in cut -- how fine -- account for the variation?
Maybe the Quaker product is 'quick cooking,' which would involve some kind of parboiling and change the weight:volume ratio?
Linn September 29, 2012
As per labeling data: 1/4 cup uncooked Bob's Red Mill steel cut oats weighs about 40 grams. 1/2 cup Quaker dry steel cut oats weighs 40 grams so 1/4 cup would weigh 20 grams. Sometimes you just got to get a scale and weigh it yourself.
Author Comment
1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats = 5.5 oz so 1/4 cup ~ 1.4 oz.
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