Lucia’s Simple Oat Groats

A wonderful way to use intact oats! This recipe makes a hot cereal consistency where the oat kernels are burst open but still a little chewy. You can add another 1/2 cup of water and cook for 50 minutes, allowing the Instant Pot to depressurize naturally, for a mushier, softer, version that is more like porridge. Experiment and see which you like better! Nutrition facts below were calculated with a yield of 3 1/4 cups cooked, but they will stay the same for 1/4 of the recipe – using either amount of water.

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Lucia’s Simple Oat Groats

How to prepare whole oat groats as a cereal
Course Breakfast
Cuisine GF, Vegan, vegetarian
Keyword hot cereal, oat groats, oats
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 3/4 c. servings
Calories 138kcal
Author Lucia Tiffany MPH


  • Instant Pot



  • Measure then rinse the oat groats.
  • Place groats in Instant Pot with water and salt.
  • Use the "Manual" setting and set for 40 minutes at high pressure. Close the vent to seal it.
  • Allow pot to depressurize on its own before removing lid. Takes 10-15 minutes, depending on pot and recipe size.
  • Serve hot.

Serving Ideas

  • Top with ground flaxseed, chopped fresh fruit, some pumpkin or sunflower seeds and unsweetened non-dairy milk.


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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