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Monday, September 1, 2014

Oat Groats- it's what's for breakfast

Last week I told you that I would share with you all what I am doing for breakfast. Well I am trying to incorporate 2-4 pieces of fruit. And then I am eating oat groats. So you may be wondering what  groats are and how would you cook it?

First we will look at what groats are:
 
Groats, are the hulled kernels of various cereal grains such as oat, wheat, and rye.
 Groats are whole grains that include the cereal germ and fiber-rich bran portion of the grain
as well as the endosperm (which is the usual product of milling).
from  Wikipedia 
 
And now we will look at how to cook them. These directions I got from my sister.
 
Take 1 cup of grains, any combo will work
(I like to at least use oat groats - then what ever else I decide on - or I do all oat groats.)
Rinse and then soak all day.
Then drain the water off the grains. Put the grains in the crockpot and add 4 cups of water. At this point you can add 1/2 tsp. of salt or you may wait and add some salt when you are going to eat the groats.
Put in the crockpot overnight on low.
You may want to spray the crockpot - before you put the stuff in. I have totally forgotten the 2 times I have made this so far and it is fine. It just might make it where you need to soak the pot in water a while before cleaning it.
 
I have been dividing this into 4 servings.
 
What I don't eat the first day - I put into a Tupperware container.
 
I put some salt on it - and then it is time that you can dress it how ever you want to. You can put a little sweetener - what ever sweetener that you use. Then maybe put some nuts - sunflower seeds is my favorite so far. What ever else toppings is fine. I also put a little milk in mine.
 
Like I said this makes enough for at least 4 days - unless you want bigger servings and that is fine. Eating the whole grain like this - helps give you more fiber and that is great for you. Will stick with you longer.
 
Anyway this is what I have been doing. Just play around with what you put on your groats - to find the way you like it the best.
 

3 comments:

  1. Very interesting! Is it filling? It sounds very healthy which is what I'm interested in now that I've recently lost weight.

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  2. Glad to see you are doing well. I am so going to try oats groats. Besides looking yummy and healthy, I love the name!! :)

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  3. I have never ever tried groats! Didn't know how to cook them, but now I just may have to try them!

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