Dad's Oats | Premium Australian Rolled Oats, Steel Cut Oats & Groats

About Dad's Oats

Brekky doesn't get any better..

Brekky doesn't get any better..

...than a healthy bowl of porridge or muesli made from Dad’s Oats. Using the finest Echidna Oats known to grow in Australia, we produce Traditional Rolled Oats, Quick Oats and Groats. For five generations our family farm has grown oats which are nurtured from birth on the foothills of the Pyrenees Ranges in Dad's Paddocks, North Central Victoria, Australia.

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Why Dad's Oats

  • Single origin

    Grown on our family farm in North-Central Victoria, with just the right amount of rainfall and perfect temperate climate. The combination of good growing conditions and the very best farming practices results in a superior product on your plate.

  • No Sprays

    Many oat manufacturers aggregate their oats from all sorts of suppliers and farmers who use a variety of good and not so good practices. At Dad's Oats we don't apply any sprays (herbicides or pesticides) to our oat crops to ensure they are clean & green!

  • No GMOs

    Didn’t your mumma ever tell you not to play with the food on your plate? Ours did and we don’t. No need to muck around with it. Our oats are just simple and delicious, the way nature intended them to be.

  • Fresh is best

    As soon as you roll an oat, the oxidization process starts and the nutritional and flavour profile starts to break down. So if you eat them freshly rolled it ensures you get the maximum health benefits and also maximum flavour.

About our oats - Summary

How the oats grow 

The seeds are sown in the cool Autumn months. In June and July they pop up out of the soil and enjoy the cold but sometimes sunny winter days.

​They are pretty sleepy during these months though, just chillin’ out doing their thing, growing bit by bit. Then in Spring, its action time!  

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Where are the oats grown?

On our family farm at Natte Yallock. Natte Yallock has a population of 188 people, plus thousands of sheep & cows and a few trusty farm dogs. It is a small regional township located in the Pyrenees Shire, approximately 200 kilometres north-west of Melbourne (roughly between Ballarat and Bendigo). This is where Dad’s Oats come from.

What's the difference between Traditional Rolled Oats and Quick Oats?

Quick Oats are rolled a bit thinner and cut up more so that they cook slightly quicker than traditional rolled oats.

What are the health benefits of oats?

Oats are very low in sugar, have a Low GI (long burn/digestion, so you feel fuller for longer), help lower cholesterol, help stabilise blood sugar, enhance immune response to infection, help control appetite hormones, may boost nutrition profile of gluten free diets, reduce the risk of asthma in children, and help keep you regular! (see links to medical studies on the Wholegrains council, and the Worlds Healthiest Foods websites here & here.

How are Dad’s Oats different to the cheap brands in the supermarket?

For five generations our family has been growing premium quality oats. We’ve also picked out the very best 5% of our harvest so you get the absolute ‘cream of the crop’ in your brekky bowl. Not only is the quality tip top, but because the oats are from a single origin source (our farm) we can tell you exactly how and where they have been grown and how they have been treated along the way. This is very important when considering the nutritional content of what you are eating and how it has been treated in terms storage and pesticides and herbicides.

Do oats contain Gluten?

- Gluten Protein; Yep, all oats have their own special gluten protein (Avenin in oats Vs Gliadin in wheat). The gluten protein in oats estimated to be ~12-16% Vs ~69%+ in wheat. Australian Food Standards prohibit labeling oats 'gluten free', but in other countries (such as the US and UK), the same oats can be labelled ‘gluten free’.

- Segregation of the oats; Our oats are grown on our farm which does also grow wheat - so although the crops are segregated, there is a chance of some wheat growing in an oat paddock. The test samples taken when processing our first batch of Dad’s Oats (our best 5% of oats harvested), showed no wheat, but it doesn’t completely rule out the existence of wheat in the batch. The equipment used at the plant processing Dad’s Oats is exclusive for oats. Furthermore, the oats are 'screened/cleaned' to clear contaminants. However we can never claim 100% guarantee free from wheat contaminants.

- Gluten Intolerance; In a more practical sense, a lot of people that have a gluten intolerance can still eat oats, and use oats as an alternative/replacement to wheat based products. It is a case by case basis for each individual - as always inform yourself, and consult your doctor.

There is some great information for coeliacs on Coeliac Australia’s website here.

What are groats?

Groats are the raw oat from the paddock with the husk (shell) taken off and steamed to stabilise them.. Groats can be freshly rolled using one of our hand, stone oat rollers or used in cooking similar to brown rice

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