I have no idea what these are. Toasted oat gnoats. I have a pound of them. Went to some eccentric food store today that had a rather interesting selection of arcane grains, food bits, fruits, vegetables, and odd smelling potions.
I really wanted some raw spelt, but alas none to be found. It was all flour and I didn't want to fight with the mush. But I did find these things called Toasted Oat Groats. Initially, I thought it was a spelling error. But no, apparently an groat is not just an oat but just a rhyme. There's buckwheat groats too.
So I have come to learn that a groat is a huskless oat. Why a groat, which sounds like some sort of benign bladder tumor found in swine, and not a "husked oat" or maybe a hoat, I don't know. I didn't name the thing.
I am thinking these might be some sort of substitute for Simpson's golden naked oats, or "gnoats". So, can groats work in place of gnoats? What flavor, what percentage of grist, and what kind of cereal mash works if you've tried it? They smell slightly sweet, subtle oaty. They taste, raw, a touch nutty and sweet.