Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Soaked (?!) Baked Oatmeal

I made this for dinner tonight.  Well, to be fair, I started this about 20 hours ago.  It called for soaked grains.

You see, as I've given up bread and most grains most of the time (rice and pasta still come out 1-2 times a week and we make tortillas as a family on Sundays), I've noticed that when I do have grains I go from barely able to hold up my jeans to bloating over the top of my jeans very quickly.

Grains are actually pretty hard to digest!  My family isn't ready to go 100% grain free at this time (not feasible... you should see the amount of food my 3 toddlers put down!), but there are some ways that can make grains easier to digest.  Soaking and using sour dough are two of the best (from what I've read) because they break down the phytic acid (an anti-nutrient.  Plants produce this so you're more likely to pass the seed unharmed through your digestive tract... ahem).

So I tried this recipe for soaked baked oatmeal today.  Yum!  Not too sweet (I used less sweetener), and I added 5 chopped apples to the batter.  Sort of like a mix between apple crisp and apple cake.  The girls both asked for seconds.  I'll be making this again regularly!

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm, this is a tasty one. I've made it before and everyone loved it! I confess I haven't gotten into the soaked grain thing. Do you notice a difference between soaked and not soaked?