Saturday, December 11, 2010

oat groats!

What are oat groats? They are whole oat grains. They look a lot like brown rice. This article describes a little more about them, and how to cook them. I didn't bother to find out before making them. I soaked 1/4 cup overnight in 1/2 cup water, then cooked them in the microwave for about 10 minutes over all. I'd separate 2 minutes with several minutes of soaking, then repeat 3-4 times. I wasn't in a hurry. This saves dirtying a pot. This seemed to work fine. Then I added some frozen blueberries, mango, and sliced banana. I microwaved some more to thaw the fruit. I enjoyed it. If you want it sweeter, you can add chopped dates or raisins or date syrup. You can also add chopped nuts.


Patti said...

Is this like steel cut oats?
I have had to stay in hotels lately for work, so I have figured out a way to cook steel cut oats in my room
I soak 1/2 C steel cut oats with 1 cup water, couple tablespoons of raisins, 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice and some canned pumpkin 1/4 c if I have it, over night in a 1 quart glass pyrex measuring cup.
When I get up, I add maybe 1/4 C almond milk and stir.
I put it in the microwave on high for around 6 min. or until it reaches the top of the pyrex. take it out and stir. Then put it in for another couple of minutes. This time it boils and reduces. A total of 10 min or so of cooking and minimal watching and I have 2 servings of oatmeal that is perfect. It's so much better than Holiday Inn Express stuff.
This keeps me going til I get my salad at 1:20pm and my half hour break.

kneecap said...

Thanks Patti, that sounds great. I love pumpkin flavored things! I think you would be best to stick with the steel cut oats in this recipe, not the oat groats. I'll be traveling in a few weeks. I will bring this recipe along!