Activated Rolled Oats with Apples, Cinnamon & Raisins

 The smell of cinnamon combined with the warmth of creamy oatmeal makes you feel instantly cozy and happy. You can also enjoy it cold on a hot summer morning. I either chop an apple in small pieces or grate it- either way, it tastes wonderful!

Make sure you activate the oats overnight as they contain a very high amount of physic acid (see my post on activation http://plantbasedhappy.com/?p=6272 and iron deficiencies http://plantbasedhappy.com/?p=6875). The easiest way is to activate oats is to soak them overnight in plant-based milk or water with a tablespoon of plant-based yogurt that contains live cultures and a tablespoon of buckwheat or rye flour. Both grains contain large amounts of phytase, the enzyme that breaks down phytates (physic acid bound to minerals).

Fill leftover oats in a jar, drizzle with maple syrup and store in the fridge- it makes a wonderful morning snack.

Rolled oats with apples, cinnamon & raisins
Serves 4
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Prep Time
12 hr
Cook Time
2 min
Prep Time
12 hr
Cook Time
2 min
Ingredients
  1. Start to prepare the oatmeal the night before. It will save you the cooking time. You can eat it cold or warm it up.
  2. Ingredients
  3. 2 cups rolled oats
  4. Almond milk
  5. 1 tbsp plant-based yogurt with living cultures
  6. 1 tbsp buckwheat or rye flour
  7. 1 tbsp cinnamon
  8. 1/2 tsp salt
  9. 1/4 cup raisins
  10. 1/2 apple, chopped or grated and/or blueberries
  11. Maple syrup
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine oats, cinnamon, milk, raisins, flour and yogurt.
  2. Cover and leave overnight.
  3. Enjoy the oats at room temperature or heat them up.
  4. Next morning, transfer the oats to a small saucepan and warm up gently while constantly stirring.
  5. Divide among bowls, top with apples and berries and drizzle with a very small amount of maple syrup.
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