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Mary's Nest Soaked Oatmeal Recipe
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How to Make Soaked Oatmeal Using Oat Groats

Using Oat Groats to make soaked oatmeal is not only nutritious, it's also very affordable.  Of the three types of oats that you can purchase—Flaked Oatmeal, Steel-Cut Oats, and Oat Groats—the oat groats will be your best buy. So the next time you are out shopping or ordering online be sure to look for oat groats and add them to your cart.  You will be able to make a delicious and budget-friendly breakfast that is easy to make.
Cook Time10 mins
Soaking time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Americana
Keyword: Breakfast, Oat Groats, Oatmeal, Soaked Oatmeal
Servings: 4
Author: Mary's Nest


  • 1 cup Oat groats
  • 4 cups Water divided
  • 1 tablespoon Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Sea salt coarse ground
  • 4 ounces Unsalted butter optional
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon optional


  • Place the oat groats on a parchment-lined baking sheet and place into a 350°F oven to toast for no more than 5 minutes.
  • Remove toasted oat groats and allow to cool. Once cooled, transfer to a small grinder. Grind oat groats to a consistency of half powder and half chopped groats.
  • Add oat groats to a small sauce pan, which is either enameled cast-iron or stainless steel. Cover oat groats with 2 cups of the water. Also add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. If you do not have apple cider vinegar, you can use lemon juice or whey.
  • Allow oat groats to soak overnight or for approximately 8-12 hours.
  • After soaking, place the saucepan containing the oat groats on the stove burner on medium high and add the remaining water and the salt. Bring the oat groats to a simmer and turn the heat to medium low, continually stirring to prevent the oat groats from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • After about 10 minutes, the oat groats should have thickened. Now add the butter and cinnamon, if using, and stir until combined. The oatmeal is now ready to be served.



This oatmeal can be topped with any combination of a variety of seasonal fruits, chopped nuts and seeds, cream, honey, and maple syrup, or simply served plain.
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