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Oat Groats: Minutes or Hours?

Agordo | Sep 19, 201108:38 PM

I found some oat groats for sale- not sure of their freshness but they are dated for next January so I am holding out hope. Theyre from an organic farm co. and I found them at a farmers market; the salesperson had no idea what they were nor how to cook them (I live in China).

I searched online for the best way to cook them and I am leaning towards pressure cooking. My plan is to rinse them 2-3 times (using bottled water), let them soak in bottled water overnight, then pressure cook the next day with 3:1 water: groats. I plan on cooking enough for 4-5 breakfasts.
In the mornings- I will nuke a portion of the cooked groats together with some mixed muesli for a few minutes. Then add a chopped banana and voila. Im using the dreaded microwave since i have about 3 minutes every morning to eat my breakfast after the gym and before leaving for work.

My question is: googling on the web, i have found recipes for pressure-cooking groats calling for anywhere between 15 minutes and 1 hour. 1 hour in the pressure cooker seems extreme but a few pages recommend this adding "the groats will be pleasantly caramelized".

Does anyone have any experience with this? Any advice on making these?


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