BASIC PLAIN SOAKED OATMEAL
This is a "base" recipe that, once perfected, you can dress up with any flavor you can dream of!
Servings: 12 servings
- 6 cups oats NOT quick oats. If you are gluten free be sure to get a brand that labels GF – like Bob’s Red Mill GF Oats
- Juice of 1 lemon for soaking
- Filtered water to cover oats plus another few cups for cooking
The night before you want to cook the oatmeal, combine the oats and lemon juice in a mixing bowl with enough water to cover the oats.
Set under the light in your oven or warm spot in your kitchen over night. This soaking breaks down the phytic acid in the grain helping it digest better.
The next morning pour the oat mixture into a large pot and add a few cups of water to cover the oats.
Bring the oats to a bubble and simmer for about 5 minutes. If you want thicker oatmeal you can simmer longer.
At this point you can either add your favorite mix-ins or store plain in the fridge up to a week.