Cooking Guide – Sprouted Hulless Oats

Cooked Sprouted Hulless Oats

Sprouted hulless oats are a protein packed sweet cereal grain that can be enjoyed any time of the day! For breakfast, hulless oats make a hot bowl of oatmeal, especially when topped with your favourite granola and fruit. For lunch, it can make a wonderful cold whole grain salad with chopped fresh vegetable and a light vinaigrette. For dinner, use hulless oats in a savoury whole grain dish with roasted root vegetables. 

Hulless oats are hearty and contain protein, fibre and complex carbohydrates. The sprouting process activate enzymes within the seed to help break up dense carbohydrate into simple sugars and protein chains into simpler amino acids.  Both of these conversions aid our ability to digest the whole grain. Better digestion is one reason why we sprout hulless oats, but it also helps to increase their natural sweetness and reduces the cook time!

There are many methods you can use to cook sprouted hulless oats unfortunately we cannot list them all on the package.  See below for a few comprehensive cooking methods. We hope you enjoy your sprouted goodness!

Stovetop Instructions

  1. Measure desired amount of sprouted hulless oats
  2. Place in strainer and rinse
    • Rinsing helps to remove tiny fibers surrounding the hulless oat kernels. These are naturally occurring fibers present on the hulless oat plant 
  3. Place rinsed hulless oats in pot and add water (1 part hulless oats to 3 parts water)
  4. Bring to roiling boil
  5. Turn burner to low heat, cover slightly and let simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until desired texture is reached. The oats will be cooked when they are soft and there is no white starch left uncooked in the middle of the oat kernel. Please note, hulless oats will remain intact when cooking so it is best to taste in order to determine if they are ready or not.
  6. Strain any excess water and rinse.

overnight oat Instructions

  1. The night before, measure desired amount of sprouted hulless oats
  2. Place in strainer and rinse
    • Rinsing helps to remove tiny fibers surrounding the hulless oat kernels. These are naturally occurring fibers present on the hulless oat plant 
  3. Place hulless oats in pot and add water (1 part hulless oats to 3 parts water)
  4. Bring to roiling boil for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the pot from heat and cover. Allow to sit in the water overnight at room temperature or cool then place in the fridge. 
  6. In the morning, strain excess water and rinse well.
  7. Return to the pot with your favourite milk (or milk alternative) and heat until the mixture thickens.

instant pot Instructions

This method of cooking is great when you would like to set it to cook and forget it.  

  1. Measure desired amount of sprouted hulless oats. We suggest cooking 1 cup or more for best results.
  2. Place in strainer and rinse.
  3. Move oats to Instant Pot and add 3 parts water to 1 part sprouted oats.
  4. Set the Instant Pot to pressure cook (manual) for 15 minutes and let naturally release for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from Instant Pot, strain and rinse.

Storage Instructions

Dry Sprouted Hulless Oats:
Store in your pantry at room temperature in a dry environment. After sprouting and drying, sprouted hulless oats have an approximate shelf life of 2 years. The lot code printed on your bag will indicate the exact date.

Cooked Sprouted Hulless Oats:
If you are not planning to consume your cooked sprouted oats soon after preparing, store in an airtight container in your refrigerator for 3-5 days.

Still have questions? Contact us any time!