Cooking Groats in a Thermos
Whole Oat Groats
Whole oats groats are oats in their least processed form. All that is been done is the husk has been removed. Groats have a nice chewiness and great nutty flavor.
Ratio: 1 part oat groats to 3 parts water
Salt: To taste (put the salt in after the oatmeal is cooked)
Boil enough water to fill up your thermos. I like to use an electric kettle, but use the stove or whatever else you have. While it’s heating, get your ingredients ready. Once your water boils, fill up your thermos, close the lid, and set aside. Measure out your water, keeping a 1:3 ratio. But make sure to leave room in the thermos for the oats to expand. For my 5 cup thermos I was using 1.5 cups oats and 3 cups water and it was too much. Leave at least a cup of expansion room. Boil your measured water. When your water is about ready to boil, pour the water out of the thermos. Put the oats in the thermos and pour the boiling water over them, close it up, give in a few shakes, and lay it down on the counter. Because the oats are in whole form they need to cook overnight.