Soaked Steel Cut Oatmeal
Author: Two Thirds Cup
Prep time: 8 hours
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 8 hours 5 mins
For soaking the oats:
  • 1 cup steel cut oats (not quick cooking)
  • 3 cups warm water
  • 1 Tbsp of an acidic medium such as whey, plain yogurt, cultured buttermilk, kefir, lemon juice, or apple cider vinegar
For cooking the oats:
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ tsp unrefined sea salt
  1. Put the steel cut oats in a glass bowl and cover with the warm water.
  2. Add in your acidic medium and stir to combine.
  3. Let oats sit on your counter at room temperature overnight or for 8 to 24 hours.
  4. When finished soaking, rinse the oats with water.
  5. Bring 1 cup of fresh water and sea salt to boil in a pot.
  6. Add in rinsed soaked oats and simmer on low.
  7. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until oats reach a desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
  8. Serve hot with a bit of real maple syrup, pastured butter, raw milk, or cream.
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