Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Baked Soaked Oatmeal



This healthy and easy breakfast is sure to become a favorite! You start by soaking the oats the night before, which helps you better absorb all the good nutrients from the oats, and bake it off in the morning.

AT NIGHT MIX TOGETHER:

4 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup melted coconut oil, or butter (coconut oil not only tastes amazing, it is soo good for you!)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/4 - 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk or yogurt.
        Or for a dairy free option: hemp milk, almond milk, soy milk with 1 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar added to it.

IN THE MORNING:

4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
frozen berries or nuts

The night before mix together oats, cinnamon, coconut oil and either buttermilk, yogurt, or hemp milk.  Remember, if you use hemp milk or some other milk alternative you need to add 1 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar to help break down the nutrients.  Cover bowl with a towel or plastic wrap and leave it on the counter overnight.

In the morning, preheat the oven to 350. To the oat mixture, add the eggs, vanilla, baking soda, cream of tartar and any nuts or berries.  If the mixture is really dry feel free to add in a splash more milk of your choice.  Grease a 9 x 13 dish and pour oat mixture in and bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown and firm.

We top ours with honey or agave nectar, shredded coconut, and hemp milk, but feel free to add whatever your heart desires!

2 comments:

  1. I am VERY unfamiliar with Cream of Tartar...what does it do for the dish? Can it be left out?

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  2. cream of tartar helps stabilize and give a fluffiness to the dish. if you don't have it, no worries, just omit both the cream of tartar and baking soda and replace those amounts with baking powder.

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