View Full Version : sprouting oat groats
11-27-2006, 02:13 PM
i've seen lots of posts about soaking and processing oats for breakfasts and i do this myself quite often.
just wondering... anyone ever bother to sprout the groats like you would wheat or rye? if so, how did it turn out and in what ways did you use them? TIA :)
11-27-2006, 02:20 PM
Shelah, unfortunately most oat groats sold in HF stores are said to not be truly raw...they've been steamed to preserve them and therefore, will not sprout. But some of us still choose to include them in our diets. But there are some truly raw (handrolled) oats available on Alissa's site if you're interested in those.
11-27-2006, 03:01 PM
thanks for answering so quickly!
i purchased really raw, sproutable oat groats from sunorganics and have been using it by soaking and blending into porridge. just wondering about the sprouting uses. any ideas?
11-28-2006, 12:24 PM
I've found them hard to sprout (compared to wheat, buckwheat and smaller seeds like fenugreek and alfalfa. My batch went smelly and refused to do anything. I assumed they's been heat treated and threw them into the garden.... where they grew beautifully.
I'd been interested in any sprouting tips too. The oats from the same packet that I hadn't spouted were made into Juliano's oat cookies.
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