“Instant Pot” Oat Groats

What are Oat Groats? Oat Groats are the whole, unprocessed form of the Oat grain. The most popular forms are Rolled Oats, Steel Cut, Quick Cuts, or even Oat flour, but the healthiest form of the grain is the Oat Groat.

Oats are one of my favorite grains. It can be used as porridge, in burgers, smoothies, or baked dessert goods, A bowl of Oatmeal is one of my favorite comfort foods. My Oat affection was changed for the better when I was introduced to the whole grain version, the Oat Groat. It has a mild nutty taste with a rice-like texture.

Not only is the Oat Groat tasty but it’s full of fiber and keeps you fuller longer. Most importantly the healthful benefits far outweigh its taste. Oats can help lower reduce cholesterol, control blood pressure, promote gut health, an appetite suppressant and reduces inflammation.

Different forms of the Oat Groat

When it comes to eating healthfully, there are always good, better and best choices. The whole, unprocessed grain is higher in fiber which results in slower digestion and absorbed by the body at a slower rate, which helps stabilize blood sugar making the Oat Groat the best choice over the steel-cut, rolled, or flour versions of the grain.

The Oat Groat is versatile and is perfect as hot cereal, as a side, in stew/soup, or mixed in a salad.  So the next time you have a taste for some oats, choose it’s most healthiest and most tastiest form – the Oat Groat.

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"Instant Pot" Oat Groats
The perfect mildly nutty flavor, rice-like texture grain - the Oat Groat.
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup Oat Groats
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Oat Groats
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
Votes: 4
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Rinse and drain the Oat Groats. Transfer to an Instant Pot. Add water. Engage the lid and seal the pressure valve. Cook on "Manual" mode for 40 minutes with a 30-minute "Natural Release.
  2. Remove the lid. Fluff the Oat Groats and serve as desired. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

STORAGE:  Groats will keep in a tightly sealed glass jar in the fridge for up to 7-10 days.

17 thoughts on ““Instant Pot” Oat Groats”

    1. Hello Caroline! Yes, most definitely. I double the ingredients all the time to batch prep. I use 2 cups of Oat Groats and 3 cups of water. Same cooking time and natural release time. It will yield about 6 cups of cooked grain. Enjoy!

  1. I usually use 2 cups of water to 1 cup of oat groats. It’s a little mushy but I usually have it for breakfast with my berries. Next time I’ll try your recipe and eat it for lunch. Thanks!

  2. I’ve been eating oat groats for some time. I have always fixed them in the crockpot with a mixture of water and almond milk plus spices. Can I do the same in the instant pot?

    1. Hello Janie! Sure I don’t see why you couldn’t use the Instant Pot for your recipe. The cooking time will probably vary from your crockpot. Try using my instant pot cooking time for with your recipe in the Instant Pot and see how they come out! Sounds yummy! Enjoy!

    2. Trying oat groats for the first time and this was so easy! I’m always looking to explore more of a variety of whole grains and the oat groats seem very versatile! Thanks !

    1. Hey Sharon Collins! Mmmmm, now that sounds yummy! No, I do not! But that sounds like a great recipe to come up with!

  3. Thank you! I have been slow to really learn how to use my Instant Pot and this was perfect timing. I want to up my game on more grains and beans . Just put my oat groats on and can’t wait to try them.

    1. Hello Barbara! So excited that you are starting to use your Instant Pot! I can’t imagine my Plant-Powered life without my Instant Pot! Enjoy your Oat Groats!

  4. Hi there! Thanks for this! Where do you normally buy your oat groats? I’m not able to find them when I look at the grocery store.

    1. Hello Liz. Oat Groats can be purchased from Amazon. I have actually also seen them sold in my local Asian markets. I personally purchased mine from a local health food store in bulk a few years ago.

  5. My Instant Pot doesn’t have a “Normal” setting. There is a Porridge setting. Would that be the best one?
    Thanks.
    Theodora

    1. Hello Theodora. I am uncertain if the “Porridge” mode would work as I am not quite sure if that is a lower temperature setting. Check to see if your Instant Pot has a button that says “Pressure Cook” or “Manual”. If so either of these two will work.

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