Oats are one of those comfort foods that remind us of childhood. This porridge goes a step beyond the old-fashioned rolled oats with brown sugar and cream that Grandma used to make. Instead of cooked rolled oats, soaked oat groats are used. Cinnamon Oatmeal is excellent served alone or with warmed Almond Milk and apricots or bananas.
1 cup (250 ml) oat groats
½ apple, chopped
2 Tbs purified water
½ tsp (2 nl) ground cinnamon
3 Tbs raisins
Pinch of sea salt or Himalayan pink salt
- Soak the oat groats for 8-12 hours in 3 (750) cups of purified water
- Drain the groats, rinse, cover again with fresh water, and allow to soak for another 8-12 hours. Drain and rinse the oats once more. Use the groats immediately or store them in a sealed container in the the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- To make the oatmeal, combine the soaked groats, apple, water, and cinnamon in a food processor fitted with the S blade and process into a coarse porridge. Add the raisins and salt and process for 10 seconds longer. Serve immediately.
From The Raw Food Revolution Diet: Feast, Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Feel Younger, by Cherie Soria, Brenda Davis, RD, and Vesanto Melina, MS, RD