Healthy Oat Groats
This is a recipe on how to prepare healthy, traditional oat groats oatmeal for breakfast. The method of soaking your oats, or any grain overnight is a wise traditions ancestral practice and supports digestive health.
WHOLE GRAIN OAT GROATS
Oat Groats (also known as whole oats) are the whole oat. When the oat is sliced it is referred to as Steel Cut Oats. When the oat is rolled and flattened, they are known as Rolled Oats (what most people know as Oatmeal).
With this is mind, you can see and understand that oat groats is the least processed, most traditional form of the oat.
Oat groats retain the beneficial bran and germ. Just like with any grain, the more processed oats are, the more their flavor and nutrients are compromised.
If you are looking for more health supportive nourishment and more flavor in your breakfast, reach for oat groats.
OAT GROATS NUTRITION & BENEFITS
- Oats are a blood and chi (life force energy) tonics
- Supports overall chi circulation in the body
- They support kidneys, stomach, heart, lung and large intestines
- High in protein, they have an amino acid content similar to that of wheat
- Naturally high in fat, they support high stamina and warmth in the body
- Oats retain more of their original nutrients than refined wheat products
- Considered an adaptogen grain, they improve resistance to stress and support being in a healthy state of balance
- Oats help stabilize blood sugar, regulate thyroid, soothe the nervous system & digestive system, and reduce cholesterol
HOW TO COOK OAT GROATS
Traditional, ancestral food preparations recommends washing and soaking grains before cooking. This recipe is the traditional version, sharing with you how to soak and cook your oat groats.
Simply add 1 cup of whole oat groats to a medium bowl. Cover with water and let them sit out overnight.
When ready to prepare the oats, strain the oats and water through a sieve. Add oats to a medium pot with 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then down to a simmer. Simmer for 25 minutes, or till the oats are soft and most of the water is absorbed. Turn off heat. Cover with lid. Let sit for 5 minutes. Remove lid, add to a bowl and enjoy.
Consider adding the following toppings listed below to your bowl of cooked whole oats groats.
To learn more about the benefits and tradition of washing and soaking grains, visit The Weston A. Price Foundation.
TOPPINGS FOR OAT GROATS OATMEAL
- Ground flax seed
- Psyllium husk
- Yogurt, kefir, raw milk or raw cream
- Frozen or fresh fruit like blueberries, strawberries, cherries and peaches
- Nut butter such as almond, cashew, peanut butter
- Dried fruit such as cranberries, raisins or currents
- Chopped nuts
- Steamed spinach or chard
- Olive oil, melted ghee or butter
- Flaked sea salt
- Bee pollen
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Healthy recipe to make traditional oat groats for breakfast for digestive ease.
- 1 cup organic oat groats
- 3 cups water
- Soak your oats overnight or for 8 hours.
- Place 1 cup of oats in a large bowl. Cover with water. Place on the counter to soak overnight.
- When ready to cook, drain oats through a sieve and discard water.
- Place oats in a medium pot. Add 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then down to a simmer. Let cook for 25 minutes or till oats are plump and water had almost evaporated. Turn off stove, cover pot with a lid, and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Enjoy with toppings such as ground flax seed, nut butters, fresh or frozen fruit. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for meal prep up to 7 days.
If you don’t have time to soak your oat groats, you can still prepare them. Follow this Breakfast Oat Groats Recipe.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hi, I’m Whitney Aronoff, a Holistic Chef based in Laguna Beach, California. I graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Communications, and went on to the health supportive culinary school, The Natural Gourmet Institute, in New York City. I work as a personal chef and teach cooking classes, with a focus on healthy, whole foods cooking.
My goal is to help people feel their best by sharing the delicious, healthy recipes I prepare weekly for my clients. I want you to have the energy to live your best life and fulfil your dreams.
As we become more conscious and make more quality food choices, our body, mind, soul and the planet benefits.