That Old Groat!

Motivational speaker Joel Osteen would sometimes joke about the “old goat” referring to a long time spouse walking out on a marriage, leaving for someone younger. Without trivalising the pain of abandonment, the old goat – the one leaving – doesn’t deserve your love and affection, at all!

But jokes aside, it’s easy to take the other person for granted especially when you’ve been married for decades. To criticise and point out all of their obvious shortcomings and overlook our own. Perhaps, if they were perfect, they probally wouldn’t have picked us, in the first place?

Point is, nobody’s perfect.

My topic of choice for today is the old groat. The old oat groat to be precise, which is to me, a step up from steel cut oats.

Still on the topic of eating wholesome foods, as is, in their original state, we cannot ignore the fact that steel cut oats come from oat groats – the wholegrain. And what better way to consume it except in its entirety. Usually, only the husks are removed leaving all of its natural nutrients intact.

Now you must be thinking, if steel cut oats take 20 minutes to cook then the oat groat must take forever! Haha! You’re not wrong BUT there is a way out!

This method of enjoying the oat groat porridge that I’m about to share with you is so simple, I wonder why I never thought of it before.

Best part is, you can also use this same method to cook steel cut oats and just about anything because it really saves you time!

Some would call it the thermal magic pot, while others call it the wonder pot.  Regardless, it does magically cook your food to a wonderful perfection without gas or electricity. So you don’t have to worry about it overcooking and destroying all the healthful nutrients.


Again, this recipe Serves 1:-

Remove inner pot from insulation

Bring 1 cup of distilled water to a rapid boil

Add ¼ C of oat groat

Add any other ingredients

Let it simmer for 5 minutes

Turn off the flame.

Stir in seasoning/maple syrup/honey to taste

Remove the inner pot from stove and straight into the insulated outer container and leave it to cook overnight.

It’s that simple!

Come next morning, your pot of oat groat porridge will be slightly warm but light and fluffy and ready to eat!

I’m so gonna try cooking other dishes in like manner and if you have healthful oat groat recipes, pray share!

Lynette Tan

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Lynette Tan is Mrs Singapore Universe 2016 and she believes in being beautiful and healthy, naturally. Her mantra? You're most beautiful, when you're You!

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