My favorite soaked Oatmeal

There are a gazillion soaked oatmeal recipes out there. I am a big fan of oatmeal, and this is a great, quick breakfast for those of us who have banned the dreaded box of cereal from the house 🙂

My Favorite Soaked Oatmeal

Advance preparation: you are soaking the oatmeal for 24 hours, so start this meal 1 day before you actually want to eat it. You can make a large batch if you like, as it reheats very well.

2 cups rolled oats or steel-cut oats

3 cups pure water

1/4 cup whey (or buttermilk, kefir, or yogurt)

Mix in a stainless steel or glass saucepan and leave out on the kitchen counter for 24 hours. The grains will soak and develop a wonderful flavor. The soaking also reduces the number of phytates in the grain. Phytates are an anti-nutrient. Meaning they carry vitamins and mineral out of the body.

Place saucepan on burner and turn on medium heat. To the pot add:

1/3 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup walnuts

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup raw maple syrup

dash of salt

Cook 10 minutes. I don’t know what it is about this particular combination, but I can’t get enough of it. It is creamy, but crunchy. Sweet, with a vague hint of sour. I love the tartness of the cranberry mixed with maple. Who knew a person could get so excited about oatmeal 😉

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