There are many benefits to soaking oats overnight in yogurt before eating the next day. Whole grains contain phytic acid that makes the grains somewhat difficult to properly digest, preventing you from absorbing all the nutrients from oaks. As part of the soaking mixture, yogurt provides the necessary acid needed to neutralize this acid, and adds protein. In the morning, simply heat and enjoy.
Things You'll Need
- 1/2 cup raw rolled oats
- 1/2 cup cultured yogurt (any kind)
- 1/2 cup milk (your choice)
Combine oatmeal, milk and yogurt in a bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap or plate and leave out on the counter.
Allow the oats to soak in the mixture for at least eight hours, although 12 to 24 hours is considered ideal.
Drain any excess liquid after soaking.
Pour the oatmeal into a pot on the stove and add enough water or milk to cover that oatmeal.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to a simmer, stirring frequently. Serve hot, once the oatmeal has thickened to your desired consistency.
Tips & Warnings
- Add sugar, honey, or raisins to the oatmeal when heating it on the stove.
- Top with fresh fruit and ground or chopped nuts.
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