What are Oat Groats?

Oat groats, also known as kiln oats or heat-treated oat kernels,  are celebrated for their nutritious qualities. The heat treatment inhibits enzymes that could affect the end-product and the outer hulls from the oat kernels are removed without any added chemicals. Oat groats retain their bran, germ, and endosperm layers, making them a powerhouse of essential nutrients, including dietary fibre, vitamins, and minerals. 

What can Oat Groats be used for?

Heat-treated oat kernels are incredibly versatile and offer a multitude of uses within the food and nutrition industry. They can serve as one of the foundational raw materials for various end products, which undergo further refinement. Oat groats boast a hearty, nutty flavor, making them a versatile ingredient. In food and beverage applications oat groats contribute to:

Creamy Texture: Oat groats provide a natural creaminess to products, such as oat milk, when blended, resulting in a smooth and pleasant mouthfeel.

Nutritional Value: Oat groats are rich in nutrients like dietary fibre, vitamins, and minerals, making them an excellent choice for producing nutritious products that appeals to health-conscious consumers.

Natural Sweetness: Oat groats have a naturally sweet and mild flavor, reducing the need for added sugars or sweeteners in production.

Clean Label: Using oat groats aligns with the clean label trend, as they are minimally processed, free from additives, and recognized as a natural, wholesome ingredient.

Oat groats as a base ensure consistent quality in flavour and texture over time, building brand reliability.

Sustainable production process

The products from Lantmännen Biorefineries are produced and refined from selected high-quality non-GMO grains grown in the EU. The process is responsible and sustainable where all process streams are taken care of and used.


The production at Lantmännen Biorefineries is certified according to:

  • BRC
  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001
  • EU Organic production

Lantmännen Biorefineries' Oat Groats are: 

  • EU origins
  • Kosher
  • Non-GMO
  • Halal