Basic Preparation 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.  These instructions are printed on our labels of conventional and organic Oat Groats.

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Prep Time 0minutes
Cook Time 50 - 60minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Submitted By Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods
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. These instructions are printed on our labels of conventional and organic Oat Groats.
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Servings 4people
Prep Time 0minutes
Cook Time 50 - 60minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Submitted By Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods
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. These instructions are printed on our labels of conventional and organic Oat Groats.
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Instructions
  1. For four hearty servings, bring 1 cup oat groats, 3 cups water and 1/4 tsp salt to a boil.
  2. Cover, turn heat down to medium-low and simmer for 50 to 60 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes.
  4. 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.
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17 thoughts on “Basic Preparation Instructions for Oat Groats

    1. Recipe Specialist

      Oat Groats are very versatile. To use in place of rice in your recipes, simply substitute Oat Groats for the rice (cup for cup).

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      1. recipe specialist

        Hi Loreen,
        You can soak Oat Groats overnight for a quick breakfast in the morning. The groats should only need to be heated for about 5 minutes to warm and soften them to the desired texture and temperature.

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  1. Eva

    Hi,
    Could you please explain exactly how you soak and then prepare oat groats? How do you soak them? Do you then just follow the standard recipe for 5 min? Many thanks!

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    1. recipe specialist

      Hi Eva,
      Thank you for your question. To prepare overnight Oat Groats we suggest the following:
      1. The night before, bring the water to boil in a medium saucepan.
      2. Add groats, cover, and boil for 1-2 minutes
      3. Remove from heat, cover, let sit overnight.
      4. In the morning, heat the groats thoroughly over medium heat until no water remains.

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  2. Rick Witkowski

    I tried the overnight method cooking 1-2 minutes. Great success. I cook with 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce, a shake of cinnamon one of nutmeg. 2 teaspoons of brown sugar per serving. Wow I just made 4 days of breakfast quick and easy. Now to see how it stays in the fridge.

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  3. hungry1

    Question regarding Nutritional Information:

    The data that shows total carbs, protein, calories, etc. per “1/4 cup serving”: Is that 1/4 cup dry oats or cooked oats?

    I’m a bit confused, as 1/4 c. of cooked cereal is a pretty small portion in my opinion. (I usually have at least a cup in my cereal bowl, but probably a bit more.) How does one calculate calories and carbs for cooked cereal?

    Please explain.

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    1. recipe specialist

      The nutritional information for all of our products is for dry ingredients. Although the groats will usually double in volume (1/4 cup dry will yield about 1/2 cup cooked), as long as you are only adding water, the calories will stay the same. The grains will expand, but only with water so this causes no changes in the nutritional composition as water contains no calories, ect.

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  4. susan harvey

    I’d like to use whole oat groats as a topping in a fruit crisp but can not find a recipe. I wonder about cooking the oats first? Or can they be roasted and then used sort of like nuts in a dessert topping? Thanks.

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    1. recipe specialist

      Hi Susan,
      Oat Groats will definitely need to be soaked overnight to soften them or cooked as they are very hard and will not have a good texture if simply toasted. If you prefer soaking overnight, just rinse the groats and then cover them with clean, cold water and soak overnight. The softened groats can then be drained and incorporated into your dishes.

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  5. Carol

    In our house we cook the oat groats overnight in a smallish slow cooker. We use 3 cups water to each cup of groats. With this method the groats are warm and ready without reheating. Great for a crowd!

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    1. recipe specialist

      Thank you for sharing your cooking method, Carol! It sounds like a great way to have an easy, quick, and healthy breakfast!

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    1. recipe specialist

      Hi Sandra,
      You are correct- Steel Cut Oats are simply Oat Groats that have been cut into pieces. Here is a great blog post that goes into more detail that you may enjoy. All oats are naturally gluten free, but unless the package specifically says “Gluten Free,” there is a chance they could have been processed along side wheat and other sources of gluten. These groats were processed in our conventional facility and not our Dedicated Gluten Free Facility, so there is a chance they could have come into contact with gluten.

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