According to Bob’s Red Mill, “quite simply, ‘groat’ is the old Scottish word for the entire oat kernel (minus the husk). Steel cut oats are whole oat groats that have been cut into two or three pieces. That’s it.”
So simple…if you like steel cut oats, you have to try oat groats. They’re chewy and delicious, plus nice and creamy after cooking. Absolutely wonderful.
I have actually found them pretty tricky to locate in my area though, so I order them online. I think they’re worth the extra time it takes to cook them, and using a pressure cooker makes the process very easy.
PRESSURE COOKED OAT GROATS
1 cup oat groats
3 cups water
1 tablespoon cinnamon
To serve: fresh and/or fruit, plus a splash of almond milk
Combine oats and groats in an Electric Pressure Cooker (I use one made by Zavor that I love.)
Lock lid in place, and seal valve. Select High Pressure with the timer set for 35 minutes.
After the cooking is complete, use the quick release method to release remainder of the pressure. When valve drops, carefully remove lid.
Stir in cinnamon. Serve warm with additional fresh and/or frozen fruit, and a splash of almond milk.
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