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.
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
- 1 cup Oat Groats
- 1 1/2 cups Water
- 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. RINSE NOTE: Be sure to drain all excess water. After rinsing the groats, I like to place a couple of paper towels under the strainer to remove the excess water.
- Remove the lid. Fluff the Oat Groats and serve as desired. Enjoy!