Homemade Flaked Sprouted Oats
There aren’t a lot of grains that I use in raw food preparation, but raw, sprouted flaked oats can really provide interesting texture, taste and substance, without all the fat and calories in nuts. And oats are energy producing powerhouses full of health benefits.
Oats are a great source of heart healthy fiber and nutrients. Because of their high-fiber, they remove cholesterol from the digestive system that would eventually get into the blood stream. Oats have unique antioxidant properties that help fight against oxidation, one of the biggest health issues we face. Oats contain beta-glucan that not only fights cholesterol, it also enhances your imune system! Another benefit? How about the ability of oats to stabilize blood sugar? Sounds like a winning combination to me.
This is the FlicFloc. It works by forcing dried grain through two steel rollers.
Breakfast from raw oats (recipe below) is another way to enjoy these delicious little grains. The muesli recipe is one of my favorite ways to use oats. It is refreshing and gives your brain the healthy carbs it needs for optimum functioning. I have also included a recipe for my favorite nut milk, Cashew-Almond Milk.
Oats are gluten free but if you have a severe gluten intolerance, you need to make sure you get your oats from a certified gluten free facility. Some oats are processed in the same place as wheat, and cross contamination can occur.
Making sprouted oats takes a little time but the actual hands on time is minimal.
Oat Resources: Sprouting Oats
Grain Flaker: FlicFloc Flaker
makes about 3 1/2 cups flaked oats
- 2 cups organic raw oat groats
- filtered water
- Place oats in sprouting jar and fill with water.
- Soak overnight or for 12 hours.
- Drain water and rinse 2 more times in the next 12 hours. 24 hours in total.
- Dry oats in dehydrator at 115 degrees or if it is a warm dry day, outside in the sun on screens.
- Grind through grain flaker
- 1/2 cup flaked sprouted oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup nut milk (see below)
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- chopped pecans
- maple syrup (optional)
- Mix oats, chia seeds, cinnamon and nut milk together. Let sit for 1/2 hour.
- Add fruit and optional nuts and maple syrup. Stir and enjoy!
- I have included a link to my favorite oat flaker above. You can find flakers that are less expensive.
Cashew Almond Nut Milk
- 1 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 5 cups water
- Put all ingredients in blender and blend very well,
- Strain through nut-milk bag or cheese cloth.
You can reserve the nut milk pulp and make flour out of it. See here: Almond Flour