And the bonus? Traditional method of soaking oats overnight is super easy! We tried it this morning with whole oats and loved it. We also shredded in an apple (using a box grater), honey & cream. Seriously, delish. (Traditional oatmeal is best served with liberal amounts of butter and/or cream for optimal assimilation of minerals.) Another good thing to know. Btw- we buy our organic whole oats at Fred Myers in the bulk section.. I have found it is the least expensive. Follow the link for the recipe or watch the video. I'm copying it here... Soaked Oatmeal (recipe makes a lot I made 1/2 but you could easily store the rest for a quick warm up during the week)
After making it this way, we will not go back to the other way. I truly felt way better after eating it this morning.
Soaked Oatmeal2 cups rolled organic oats
2 cups filtered water
2 TBL lemon juice (or you can use apple cider vinegar or yogurt)
1/2 tsp sea salt
Mix the oats, water, and lemon juice in a pot. Cover and leave on the counter (NOT in the refrigerator) for at least 7 hours or overnight. If you have trouble digesting grains, feel free to soak for as much as 24 hours.
When soaking is complete, bring 1 additional cup of filtered water to boil with the salt and add the soaked oats mixture. Cook for 5 minutes.
Traditional oatmeal is best served with liberal amounts of butter and/or cream for optimal assimilation of minerals. A natural sweetener, nuts, raisins or other fruit may be added as desired.