These are the whole grain oat groats that have been minimally processed, with the inedible outer layer removed and the remaining groat cut into small pieces. They retain much of the nutrients of the whole oat groats, but their smaller size allows for a quicker cooking time. They have been lightly toasted to preserve freshness and improve flavour. No additives or preservatives are added.Stir 1 cup steelcut oat groats into 2 cups boiling water. Simmer covered for 40 minutes, stirring frequently. For a quicker breakfast, soak 1 cup oats in 2 cups water overnight, discard soaking water, cover with milk or fresh water and simmer for 5 minutes.