So I wanted to make oatmeal for the week. It’s been super cold and snowy and I wanted to try soaking it again (why to soak grains). The first time I soaked it was a fail. I used yogurt as the acid and that was unpleasant. This time I soaked the groats with apple cider vinegar and rinsed it real good after a 12 hr soak (I was originally going to soak it for 24 hrs but I really wanted some oatmeal!). As I was rinsing all that milky goodness down the drain I thought that is probably really good for skin…..
3 cups of groats
3 tsp apple cider vinegar
warm water to cover
2 cups Coconut Milk (from Trader Joe’s- thanks Jess! much better than the watery coconut “drink” from So Delicious…so NOT delicious)
2 tbs coarse ground almonds
pinch sea salt
2 tbs unrefined coconut oil
Add 1st three ingredients into a glass bowl. Place in a warm spot for 12+ hours (I placed mine in the oven with the light on since it is cooooold in the house). Once you are done soaking rinse in warm water until you can’t smell the vinegar anymore (about 3 times did the trick). Toss soaked grains into a pot on the stove with the coconut milk, ground almonds, and sea salt and cook until soft (it took about 30 mins). Stir in coconut oil.
Yuuuum! This was so good warm and coconuty…next time I will probably add some vanilla and cinnamon but this weeks topping is brought to you by mom’s homegrown frozen figs cooked down with some blackberries.