Since I don't do well with cooked oats, I was eating them raw. Is there something in the middle? Kind of. Not in regard to heat but rather consistency.
So I thought, maybe I should soak them overnight in something like coconut milk so that they are a little bit softer and easier to digest.
And then I Google'd: "soaking raw oats." And found 'Soaking Oats' on Nouveau Raw. I adapted from this method.
I didn't think about the phytic acid component but the reasoning made sense. Regardless, this method really worked for me AND tasted AMAZING!
I just fell in love with oats all over again ;)
Soaked Oats (for one serving)
(Note: If you are celiac or gluten-sensitive always buy certified gluten-free oats as there is a risk of cross-contamination in the farm fields and in the processing plants of those that process glutenous grains)
1 cup gluten-free raw oats (I use Bob's Red Mill Certified GF Whole Grain Rolled Oats)
2 cups warm/room temperature water
Pinch of sea salt
Soak the oats in the water and salt overnight (at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours). Rinse thoroughly before eating. Prepare as you like ;)
I had mine with a light coconut milk (from the can not carton), a tsp of honey, some blueberries and a few raisins and walnuts.