Organic Hulled Oats Grain (Oat Groats) - Bulk Foods
Oat Groats as a Garden Plant
Oat groats will not sprout. If you are interested in planting oats in your garden check out our unhulled oats product page for more information.
Oat groats are commonly used in breakfast dishes and can be served with sweet or savory ingredients. Oat groats can also be used as a rice substitute in stir frys or soups. Additionally, oat groats can be milled into flour and used in baking
Steel coat oats, or Irish oats, are oat groats that have been sliced into smaller pieces and toasted. This allows for a shorter cooking time and a pleasant texture.
- Breakfast dishes
- Soups and stews
- Rice substitute
- Baked goods
A groat is simply the hulled kernel of a number of different cereal grains. Groats include the cereal germ, endosperm, and bran of the grain. Oat groats, and the groats of other cereals, are found in Kasha, a popular dish found in Eastern Europe and Asia.
Oat groats can also be found in black pudding sausages and groaty pudding. Groaty pudding is a classic in England, and includes soaked oat groats, leeks, beef, and beef stock, and is baked for over 12 hours before serving.
Because oat groats still contain the bran (outer skin) they are high in fiber, B vitamins, and antioxidants. Thanks to the presence of the germ, protein, polyunsaturated fats, and a number of minerals are also found in oat groats. Fiber’s ability to lower cholesterol is the reason why whole grains, like oat groats, are labeled ‘heart healthy’.