Cheated by the Quaker Oats Man
You see, even the Quaker Oats Man had to lose some weight to convince the public that he is still a symbol of healthy breakfast. Well not anymore, consumers are becoming smarter now…
According to Wikipedia:
Groats are the hulled grains of various cereals, such as oats, wheat, barley or buckwheat (which is actually a pseudocereal). Groats are whole grains that include the cereal germ and fiber-rich bran portion of the grain as well as the endosperm (which is the usual product of milling). Groats from oats are a good source of avenanthramide.
Buy the whole grain! It does not matter if it is oats, buckwheat, wheat or barley! Buy GROATS! Don’t be misled by buying the cereal and then the bran separately. Buy whole food!
In their natural form (as in whole grain), they are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, oils, and protein. However, when refined by the removal of the bran and germ, the remaining endosperm is mostly carbohydrate and lacks the majority of the other nutrients
I am going to make oatmeal/buckwheat pancakes tomorrow…using the recipe below..however, instead of rolled oats.. I pre-soaked 1 cup of oat groats and 1 cup of buckwheat together (because buckwheat have high level of enzymes called phytase which will unlock all the nutrients in both grains)…For soaking I did not use yogurt/buttermilk, I used 1/8 tsp of Vitamin C powder in 1 cup of distilled water. The grains has been soaked for 24 hours at room temperature and is also resting for 12 hours now in the fridge.
Tomorrow, I will just have to add in the wet ingredients (e.g. egg, butter)..