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Basic Cooking Instructions for Oat Groats

Topped with brown sugar, cinnamon and a bit of butter, this makes a delicious breakfast cereal. Garnish with your favorite seasoning, vegetables and/or meats for a fantastic pilaf.

Directions

For four hearty servings, bring 1 cup oat groats, 3 cups water and 1/4 tsp salt to a boil. Cover, turn heat down and simmer for 50 to 60 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes.


Double Boiler Method

The night before, in the upper part of a double boiler, combine 1 cup oat groats, 1/4 tsp salt and 4 cups of boiling water. Cover and cook for 30 min. to 1 hour. Turn off heat and let cereal remain in boiler until morning. Reheat and serve in morning.

Makes 4 servings.
Basic Cooking Instructions for Oat Groats

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings: 4

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Whole Oat Groats

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Jrh October 16, 2012
The ingredients list says 4 cups of water, the directions say 2. I think the list is right.
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Bob's Red Mill October 18, 2012
The correct ratio for preparing oat groats is 1 cup groats to 3 cups water plus 1/4 tsp salt, if desired. If you'd like to try the double boiler method, you will need to use 4 cups of water.
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Bob's Red Mill January 9, 2013
Oat Groats are very hard when dry and cooking to soften is recommended.
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elizabeth January 7, 2013
Oats groats have to be cook? Can I eat without cooking?
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Wendy March 26, 2013
Excellent recipe . Added chia seed gel and some agaves syrup , and you have a feel good breakfast that\'s ober healthy and tasted great too. thanks Bob
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rkobilan January 10, 2014
Great Recipe Bob! I've cut back on groats and add forbidden black rice, honey, vanilla and 1/4 dried fruit for an outstanding morning breakfast. Thanks for the recipe.
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dana June 30, 2014
thanks so much for the recipe. I was just wondering, can I add 2 cups of water and 1 cup of milk to make it extra creamy?
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Bob's Red Mill July 1, 2014
You may replace all or a portion of the water called for in this recipe. Doing so will help create a creamier texture. Be mindful to stir frequently as milk tends to scorch.
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Frankie September 7, 2014
If you don't want to cook groats, soak them. See How to Soak Grains for Optimal Nutrition online.

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