View Full Version : Raw Oat Groats - what can I do with them?
06-12-2007, 03:19 PM
I bought some raw oat groats this week but I don't know what to do with them!
They are good for sprouting with - so I'm guessing I should do that, but I don't know what to do with the sprouts!. I don't have a dehydrator and I'm off on holiday soon and the groats will only keep about 8 weeks!
I have 500g to get through. Any ideas anyone?
06-12-2007, 03:24 PM
soak oats in water over night, drain then add oats to a blender and add 1/2 cup warm water, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/4 cup raisins.
* I think credit goes to igor, from the 12 steps to raw*
06-12-2007, 03:29 PM
- Soak them overnight; the next day drain and then put into a food processor with some cinnamon, agave or raw honey (if you eat honey), raisins, dash of sea salt and pulse chop until desired consistency (you can add a little water or nut milk if needed) and enjoy a bowl of oatmeal/porridge!
- I've used oat groats instead of walnuts for taco "meat" by pulse chopping them in the food processor with a little tomato, onion, taco/Mexican seasonings, etc and you can have that wrapped in lettuce or other green leaves topped with homemade salsa, guac, nut cheeze, etc. It sorta reminded me of the TVP (textured vegetable protein) my family and I used to eat when we ate cooked vegan food but it's good and something to use if you don't want to use nuts.
- You can also soak it and season it with Asian spices/seasonings (nama shoyu, ginger, etc.) and have a "fried rice" type of dish.
- Grind it up in a coffee grinder and make refrigerator oatmeal cookies using any raw oatmeal cookie recipe (there's one in this forum somewhere) and instead of dehydrating, shape them (adding more "flour" if needed) and refrigerate so they'll firm up.
- If you have Alissa's book, use in the place of barley in her chili and/or the Spanish Rice recipes
06-12-2007, 03:47 PM
Thanks - you guys are marvellous.
ps - I was really surprised by their shape. Oats are more the shape of rice. I assumed they grew flat like what I now realise 'rolled oats' means! How did we get so disconnected from our food?
06-12-2007, 06:37 PM
Locs...If they are flat...does that mean they were heated to get that way?
I got some flat ones from the farm...and they said they were raw..but not sure if they knew what they were talking about. Cause it felt like I ate a brick when I made the cinnamon rolls. I think I am going to just make the cinnamon rolls with the almond flour...do you think they will be just as good?
06-12-2007, 06:50 PM
Shooting Star: You're very welcome
Zella Juice: Yeah, most pre-rolled oats have been steamed as well as having heat used to roll them and most oats sold in natural food stores (even whole or steel-cut oats) have been steam-treated as they say that oats go rancid quicker than any grain therefore have a short shelf-life. Not sure about the farm, though - I know the ones Alissa sells are rolled and said to be raw and they do have a "different" look than most rolled oats so...
So yeah, that could be what caused the upset tummy...personally, I don't have that problem when I eat steel-cut oats. But yeah, you can make them with just the nut flour - the dough may not be as stiff as with some kind of grain in it but it has been done with just nut pulp or nut pulp/nut flour so try it and see how it works for you. Also, you can try subbing with sprouted buckwheat flour or sprouted barley flour...just experiment as I did and you'll find your perfect match! :)
06-12-2007, 08:05 PM
cool...I just sprouted a bunch of barley and forgot what I was going to do with it. I will dry it tonight and try tomorrow. I LOVE your cinnamon rolls...I have to figure out something. My son has been taking them to school for lunch..he loves 'em too.
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