AuthorLeah St John, CHN
RatingDifficultyIntermediate

This wonderfully tangy cultured Oat Groat Yogurt requires minimal ingredients and it is easy to make yourself! You could make a parfait, add it to baked goods, or use it in salad dressings or sauces... the possibilities are endless!

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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time14 hrs 5 minsTotal Time14 hrs 20 mins

 Water
 200 g oat groats200 g = about 1 1/4 cups
 2 tbsp plain unsweetened cultured plant-based yogurtor 1/4 tsp probiotic powder (or contents of 2 probiotic capsules)

1

Soak the oat groats for 6 hours - overnight.

An image of soaking oat groats.

2

Once soaked, drain and rinse the oat groats. Add them to a high-speed blender with 3 cups of cool water (for every 200g of oat groats used), and blend until it appears smooth (about 1 minute).

3

Over a saucepan, use a fine-mesh strainer or nut milk bag to separate as much liquid as you can from the pulp (the pulp can be saved for making crackers, wraps, cookies, etc).

An image of oat groat pulp.

4

On the stovetop, heat the milk on medium, and stir continually with a whisk until it has thickened (about 4-5 minutes).

5

Transfer the mixture to the inner pot in your Instant Pot. Allow it to cool to about room temperature, and if it's too thick add in some extra water 1-2 tbsp at a time and whisk it well until there are no lumps. Whisk in the cultured yogurt, and secure the lid on the Instant Pot.

An image of oat groat yogurt before incubation.

6

Press the "Yogurt" button and input 14 hours.

7

Once the yogurt is finished, whisk the yogurt while it's in the inner pot (it will have formed a skin on top). Transfer to a clean glass jar or dish, and store covered in the fridge for up to 7 days.

An image of oat groat yogurt after incubation.

Notes
8

Using 200 grams of oat groats will make about 3 cups of yogurt.

9

Make sure you keep a few tablespoons of your yogurt as a starter for the next batch you make.

10

Add any "extras" to your yogurt after it has been incubated in the Instant Pot and you have removed enough of the plain yogurt for a starter. Extras can include maple syrup, vanilla, lemon juice, etc.

11

This yogurt could be used sweet or savory.

12

For every 2 tbsp of yogurt that would have been added, you could use 1/4 tsp probiotic powder (or contents of 2 probiotic capsules) instead.

Ingredients

 Water
 200 g oat groats200 g = about 1 1/4 cups
 2 tbsp plain unsweetened cultured plant-based yogurtor 1/4 tsp probiotic powder (or contents of 2 probiotic capsules)

Directions

1

Soak the oat groats for 6 hours - overnight.

An image of soaking oat groats.

2

Once soaked, drain and rinse the oat groats. Add them to a high-speed blender with 3 cups of cool water (for every 200g of oat groats used), and blend until it appears smooth (about 1 minute).

3

Over a saucepan, use a fine-mesh strainer or nut milk bag to separate as much liquid as you can from the pulp (the pulp can be saved for making crackers, wraps, cookies, etc).

An image of oat groat pulp.

4

On the stovetop, heat the milk on medium, and stir continually with a whisk until it has thickened (about 4-5 minutes).

5

Transfer the mixture to the inner pot in your Instant Pot. Allow it to cool to about room temperature, and if it's too thick add in some extra water 1-2 tbsp at a time and whisk it well until there are no lumps. Whisk in the cultured yogurt, and secure the lid on the Instant Pot.

An image of oat groat yogurt before incubation.

6

Press the "Yogurt" button and input 14 hours.

7

Once the yogurt is finished, whisk the yogurt while it's in the inner pot (it will have formed a skin on top). Transfer to a clean glass jar or dish, and store covered in the fridge for up to 7 days.

An image of oat groat yogurt after incubation.

Notes
8

Using 200 grams of oat groats will make about 3 cups of yogurt.

9

Make sure you keep a few tablespoons of your yogurt as a starter for the next batch you make.

10

Add any "extras" to your yogurt after it has been incubated in the Instant Pot and you have removed enough of the plain yogurt for a starter. Extras can include maple syrup, vanilla, lemon juice, etc.

11

This yogurt could be used sweet or savory.

12

For every 2 tbsp of yogurt that would have been added, you could use 1/4 tsp probiotic powder (or contents of 2 probiotic capsules) instead.

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