Friday, October 19, 2012

Soak your oats!

As you know, I've started to eat oats again. While they seemed to be helping me in some areas, I was still having some 'distress' after eating them. This time, I didn't want to give up ;)

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

Method:

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 ;)

Soaking



Post Soaking




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.

Simply delicious...



Enjoy ;)

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