Sprouted Oat Groat Cereal & How to Sprout Oat Groats
This Sprouted Oat Groat Cereal is the first of the recipes I’ve tried using sprouted grains. I started with gluten-free, raw oat groats. This is what they look like when they’re raw and not sprouted.
I soaked the groats in filtered water overnight, rinsed them, and placed them into a sprouter (although not pictured in this tutorial, my current favorite sprouter is the Easy Sprouter.
- Purchase raw oat groats (gluten-free, if necessary).
- Soak the oat groats in water for 12 hours. Rinse them well.
- Put the groats in a sprouting device and place in a cool, dark location.
- Rinse and drain the oat groats a few times a day with cool, clean water.
- Once the groats have sprouted, you can move them out of the dark.
- Let the groats sprout until the “tails” are about 1/8″.
- Give the groats one final rinse and then serve or cook.
Here’s what the groats looked like after being soaked 12 hours, rinsed, and and sprouted for one day.
I was sooooo excited when the groats grew their little tail thingies:
At the end of the second full day of sprouting, the groats were definitely ready to be harvested. The white fuzzy stuff is totally normal; they’re called root hairs which sounds ick but they are harmless and get washed away when you rinse them:
I suppose one could technically eat the sprouted groats without cooking at this point, but I wasn’t taking any chances with my or my husband’s ability to digest them. So, I rinsed the sprouted groats one last time and then put them in my rice cooker on the “germinated brown rice” setting with about a cup of water. A simmer for a good 15-20 minutes on the stovetop will do the trick as well:
Sprouted Oat Groat Cereal
Sprouted Oat Groat Cereal is a delicious and hearty breakfast.
- Prep Time: 12 hours
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 12 hours 20 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Sprouting, stove-top
- Cuisine: Vegan, raw
- 1 cup raw oat groats
- 4 cups fresh or frozen berries
- 1/2 cup raisins
- Homemade almond milk (optional, for topping)
- Rinse your raw oat groats and place them in a medium-sized glass bowl or sprouting device. Cover with fresh, filtered water and a pinch of sea salt. Let sit for at least 8 hours or up to 12 hours.
- Use a strainer to rinse the oat groats thoroughly. Place the groats in a sprouting device. Rinse 2-3 times a day for at least two days or until the groats have sprouted.
- Rince the groats one last time and place in a rice cooker or a saucepan. Add one cup of water, raisins, and cook for 15-20 minutes. If serving right away, defrost the frozen berries in the microwave and serve with the oat groats. Otherwise, you can store the cooked groats in the fridge for up to 3-5 days or in the freezer.
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The last time I tried to eat cooked oat groats without sprouting them first, I got a terrible stomachache afterwards. Since I started sprouting and cooking, I’ve had no problem and I get to enjoy the fantastic nutritional benefits of eating oat groats, not to mention the chewy texture and warming, delicious comfort that comes from eating a bowl of whole grains:
I’d love to hear your input on this topic of soaking and sprouting. Let’s discuss in the comments section.