Raw Breakfast – Apples, Sprouted Oats & Honey Recipe
Get rid of that gooey, cooked mush they call oatmeal, and keep it simple with a raw breakfast! Try this delicious recipe, because it contains only 3 simple ingredients. Dump the cooked, processed foods, and start your day with this healthy alternative
It's so easy. You’ll only need apples, sprouted oats, and honey (learn more about health benefits of honey here).
Raw breakfast alternative for cooked oatmeal
I always enjoyed oatmeal in the morning. But since I switched to a raw diet, I needed plenty of new options.
A few months ago I bought a 25 pound sack of raw oats, and a bushel of Jonagold apples. So I had to find something to do with all that goodness.
This recipe came to me as I was thinking about those processed oatmeal packets that contained oats, dried apples, brown sugar, and preservatives. I simply switched out their dried and manufactured ingredients and replaced them with raw, whole food. I fell in love with my new recipe on the spot.
I have been hooked for over 2 months. I never seem to get tired of it! In fact I am looking forward to having it again today.
Simple raw recipe - 3 & 3
This recipe is so simple. It and takes less than 3 minutes to prepare & 3 natural ingredients.
I found this great company on Amazon that sells oat groats. Here is the 25 pound sack I bought, yeah it's big.
But they also sell smaller sizes so you can test it out for yourself.
Oat groats are also gluten free. Which is a big bonus for many people.
If you don't have an orchard or farmers market nearby, go out and treat yourself to organic apples.
The bushel of Jonagold's cost me $20. Let me tell ya, it's a lot of apples. I've filled both of my vegetable crispers with apples, and I have more out on the shelf in my kitchen.
As for the honey, I use raw, unpasteurized Wildflower Honey From Georgia Honey Farms. They have many types. Plus you can buy directly from their website. Or, look in your local Costco, that is where I found my jar.
In nature, as the oat plant matures, the oats fall to the ground. Overtime, with rain and sun, the oat nestles into the earth and begins to grow. First as a seedling, then building it’s root system to support the new plant. The important thing is that there is a protective outer shell on the oat. This is called the hull.
Oat groats are the kernels of oats that are hulled. That means the tough outer shell (hull) has been physically removed. Since groats no longer have the tough outer shell, they can actually be sprouted quite simply. This process can occur in just 1-2 days.
These are the simple steps to sprouting your own oats:
1. Soak the oat groats in filtered water for about 8-12 hours.
2. After the alloted time period, drain all the water, and rinse one more time.
3. Leave the oats in a warm place, ideally 70-80 degrees F. The warmer the oats are, the faster they will sprout.
4. Next, plan on rinsing them twice a day, morning and night.
5. Within 1-2 days you will see a short white tail - that is the seedling beginning to grow.
Congratulations you now have sprouted oats.
Keeping Oats Warm: I have found that the back part of the refrigerator (external, not in the refrigerator) is typically warmer due to the compressor coils and fan motor. Sometimes I leave the oats near that area. You can also try leaving them in an oven that is off with the light on. Sometimes the heat of the light provides enough warmth to help them sprout.
Recipe: raw apple, sprouted oats, and honey
To create your tasty and simple raw apple-oat-honey breakfast follow this simple recipe.
1. Wash, and remove the core from 1 or 2 apples.
2. Chop the apples into small bite-size pieces and put in a mixing bowl
3. Add into the bowl 1/4 - 1/2 cup of sprouted oats
4. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of honey on top of the oats and apples.
5. Mix up all ingredients so the honey covers the apples and oats.
6. Sit down, give thanks, and dive into this delectable treat.
There are endless options that you can add to your base apple-oats-honey combo. Here are 2 that I do.
- sometimes I don’t like to wait for the white tail on the sprout. After soaking 8-12 hours and rinsing the oats I use them at that time. They are very chewy, and very tasty.
- sometimes I add 1/8 teaspoon of any or all of the following spices to the mixture:
nutmeg, allspice, ginger or cardamon
How about a chocolate raw treat. Try this one!
- sometimes I sprinkle on 1 teaspoon (sometimes more), of raw cacao powder. This creates a raw desert that tastes like a chocolate covered granola bar. I mean really, it doesn't get any better than this!
Simple and tasty
There you go. I hope you enjoy this simple, tasty, and nutritious breakfast treat as much as I do.
So what are you "tossing into the mix" to make it your "signature breakfast"?