- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 cups water, divided
- 1 tablespoon plain yogurt, whey, or lemon juice
- 1 handful raw nuts of choice
- Warm water
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons – 2 tablespoons coconut cream concentrate
- Dried fruit, fresh fruit, or dried shredded coconut, optional
- Ground cinnamon, optional
- Honey, to taste
The night before, soak the cup of oatmeal in 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon yogurt (or other listed ingredients if allergic to dairy). In a separate bowl, soak the nuts in warm water. Soaking the oats and the nuts is very important! It breaks down the phytates which keep the body from absorbing their nutrients properly. An added bonus is that it drastically quickens the cooking time.
In the morning, place remaining cup of water with a dash of salt on the stove. Bring water to a boil. Once boiling, add soaked oatmeal. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Cover and let sit for a few minutes.
In individual bowls, combine the oatmeal with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and the soaked nuts in each bowl along with coconut cream concentrate and any dried or fresh fruit or coconut. Ground cinnamon is also a nice addition. Drizzle on some raw honey to sweeten it up a bit, and you have a hearty, healthy breakfast!
Recipe submitted by Anita, Memphis, TN