Oatmeal has been the hot breakfast of choice for centuries. Few things are as hearty on a cold winter’s morning. Add some honey, cinnamon and butter and your tummy will feel yummy all day long. Now, the crock-pot fans have upped their game even more by developing overnight oats for those rushed mornings, taking comfort food to a whole new level.
Oats have properties that make them the perfect breakfast food. From plant-based protein to fiber, magnesium, potassium and no artificial sugar – it’s just what you need to keep your blood sugar levels stable until lunch time. Unfortunately, some people have a hard time digesting raw oats. That’s where these soaked oats come in handy!
Why You Should Try Overnight Soaked Raw Oats
Prepare a grab-and-go breakfast by soaking your oats in a small jar with a lid overnight. Simply place your oats and add-ins in a jar, shake or stir it, and place it in the fridge overnight. In the morning, grab your oats and dig in. You can save quite a bit of time by not waiting for it to cook on the stove, or cleaning the over-boiled oats from the microwave and waiting for it to actually cool down.
Whatever flavor combinations you can dream up, you can create with raw oats. From cinnamon-raisin to pumpkin pie, banana, choc chip, strawberry, or peanut butter, the sky’s the limit!
It’s Much Easier to Digest
The digestibility of oats improves greatly when they soak overnight in non-dairy milk or yogurt. The starches break down, and the phytic acid reduces, which makes it easier for them to be absorbed by the body.
Best of all, it tastes like dessert for breakfast!