Groats refers to the hulled grains of various cereals, such as oats, wheat, barley and rye. Commercially milled flours have the germ of the grain removed to extend their shelf life.
By milling your own grains you use the germ and bran and retain the nutritious oils, vitamins and fibre. You'll find oat groats at health shops.
Use groats in our recipe for buttermilk oat scones with strawberry jam and vanilla cream.