Great Holistic Health

Soaked Muesli


This recipe is from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon.  It’s one of my favorites.  Perfect for the cooler weather.  Soaking the oats for 7-24 hours helps enhance the enzymes and lactobacilli, also breaks down harmful phytic acid in the oats.  Start the soaking process in the evening before you go to bed, and in the morning it just takes a few minutes.  


1 cup rolled oats/or gluten free oats

1/4 cup almond slivers

1/4 cup dried unsweetened and unsulfured coconut

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1-1/2 cups warm filtered water plus 2 TBSP whey, yogurt, kefir, or buttermilk

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1 cup filtered water

1/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries

1 TBSP flax seeds (optional)


Mix together oats, almonds, cinnamon, and coconut.  Prepare warm water mixture, pour warm water mixture over the dry ingredients, cover and let soak at room temperature for at least 7 hours and as long as 24 hours.  In the morning, bring 1 cup of water to a boil with sea salt.  Add soaked oat mixture, reduce heat, cover, and simmer several minutes.  Remove from heat when thick and creamy.  Serve with butter, ghee, or coconut oil.  Also add maple syrup, honey,  sesame seeds, hemp seeds, nuts, seeds, berries, etc. to taste.

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