Article by Tara Rayburn
When prepared properly and coupled with the right ingredients, oatmeal is a very satisfying and nutrient rich choice for breakfast. When soaked overnight, oats will cook as quickly as the instant kind, and are much easier to digest.
I like to serve oatmeal with coconut oil, real butter, ghee or cream, as adding fat actually assists with digestion. Fat is your friend. Fat from clean sources that is. Fat consumed from real, organic grass fed butter is utilized by the body far more efficiently than fat from a breakfast doughnut.
In my household, this “Awesome Gluten Free Oatmeal” recipe is a breakfast favorite. To soak, we use warm water with fresh-squeezed lemon (see actual recipe for instructions). If you tolerate dairy you can use a spoon of kefir or yogurt.
Please note that while oatmeal is naturally gluten free, it can become cross-contaminated with other grains that do have gluten while being processed and packaged. If you follow a gluten-free diet, I recommend choosing a brand of oats clearly labeled as gluten free.
Enjoy this nutritious old-fashioned oatmeal recipe and start your day filled with energy.
Awesome Gluten Free Oatmeal Recipe Recipe (Serves 2-3)
from Essential Gluten Free Recipes – page 73 by Tara Rayburn and Mary Vars
- 1 cup of gluten free steel cut oatmeal or organic slow cooking oats
- 1 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice or 1-2 drops of Young Living Lemon Essential Oil
- Dash of sea salt
- Dollop of coconut oil Splash of organic dried fruit such as raisins, currants, or blueberries
- Drizzle of stevia, raw honey or raw maple syrup
- Sprinkle of shredded coconut
- Splash chia milk or coconut cream with pro-biotic powder
- Soak overnight to improve “digest-ability” and to decrease cook time.
How to soak oatmeal:
- In a glass bowl, add 2 cups of warm, filtered water.
- Squeeze 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice or add 1-2 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
- Dairy option: use 1 Tbsp farm fresh yogurt or kefir)
- Add 1 cup oats. (Serves 2 or 3) Ratio is 1 cup oats to 2 cups water.
- Stir, cover with clean dishtowel, and sit out on counter until morning.
How to cook old-fashioned oatmeal:
- In the morning, drain off water and add 2 cups of clean, filtered water.
- Ratio of oats to water is (1:2).
- Pour into pot, and cook at medium heat. Cooks in 5-10 minutes.
- Simmer and serve with a soft boiled or poached egg on the side for brainpower!
- Weston A. Price Foundation
- Essential Gluten Free Recipes, available from Life Science Publishing
- Soaking Grains with Sarah Pope, The Healthy Home Economist
Tara Rayburn, The Healthy Habit Coach, is a speaker, author, blogger and Mom-on-a-Mission of empowering herself and others with uplifting habits for the mind, body and soul. To learn more about creating healthy habits visit her at The Healthy Habit Coach website, or on Twitter: @TaraRayburn, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thehealthyhabitcoach or Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/tararayburn
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