Raw Sprouted Oatmeal
This ain't your Momma's oatmeal! (not that there is anything wrong with mom's oatmeal...hehe)
Raw Sprouted Maple Walnut Oatmeal
1/2 cup raw sprouted oats, measured after sprouting
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon dried currants
1 teaspoon grade B maple syrup, or sweetener of choice
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, or to taste
1.) Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and enjoy!
Of course, any fruit/nut combo would be delicious with these sprouted oats:) I even want to try a chocolate variation:) I love them because they are sweet and fresh tasting with a soft chewiness to them. Yum!
If you prefer a "mushier" texture, you can grind the sprouted oats in the food processor fitted with the "S" blade with a splash of nutmilk or water.
I will also dehydrate some sprouted oats and grind them into flour for use in cookies and other lovely treats.
Ummm...that uhhh...chocolate oatmeal sounded so good I had to make it!
Oats, cocoa powder, sliced almonds, cacao nibs, sweetener. Oh yeah!
To sprout the oats:
Soak them 8 hours or overnight in a jar of fresh water. I used about a cup and a half of oats and 4 cups of water in a sprouting jar.
Drain and rinse in fresh water 2-3 times daily for 2 or 3 days, until little tails form, about the length of the seed. I keep the jar slanted down in a dish drainer rack.
Drained, sprouted oats can be stored in the fridge for several days in a mason jar.
Here are a few pictures of the oats sprouting:)
Starting to sprout
Cute lil tails:)
I was so happy to find truly raw, sproutable oats!
Sirova* is a growing online raw food supplier.
If some of you are not yet familiar with this wonderful company, check out their website, they even have recipes! When they were getting started, one of the owners, (and raw foodie blogger) Joanna, asked if there was anything we would want her store to carry. Right away I said really raw oats that will sprout. (You may know that most oats, like the ones in stores, are heat treated.) I was thrilled to see that Joanna found them!
*Since publishing this post, the Sirova company sadly no longer exists, but Sproutpeople is a great source for sproutable oats!
I ordered two packages along with some other raw goodies like cacao butter, gorgeous Brazil nuts, and something new, Sea Spaghetti:) Inside there was a packing slip with a beautiful handwritten note from Joanna and the Sirova team, thanking me for my order and telling me exactly how to soak the sea spaghetti. So sweet! Thank you Joanna:)
OK...I am off to enjoy the sunshine while it lasts...I hope you all have a wonderful day:)