Oatmeal Muffins (soaked)

These muffins are awesome because the grains are first soaked (and they taste good!). Soaking in kefir or an acid breaks down phytic acid and prepares it for better digestion and nutritional benefits. After trying the original recipe a few times, I found the texture was best with just under 1 c oats and 1 c flour, as you can mix the liquids through more evenly, and it keeps it nice and moist! I like them with frozen blueberries or blackberries added to each muffin cup before popping in the oven!

• scant 1 cup rolled oats
• scant 1 cup white flour or whole wheat pastry flour
• 1 cup kefir or yoghurt (I usually mix 2/3 kefir with 1/3 filtered water)
• 1 egg
• 1/4 cup honey
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 tsp vanilla
• 1/3 cup melted butter, ghee or coconut oil
• Berries or raisins (optional)
• Raw cane sugar or chopped nuts to sprinkle on top (optional)

1. Approx 12 hours prior to baking, combine the oats and flour and drizzle kefir or yoghurt all over. Cover the bowl and allow the grains to soak.
2. When ready to bake muffins, preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease muffin tin (I use coconut oil). Add the other ingredients (sprinkling the baking soda & salt as evenly as you can over the batter). Stir to combine without over-mixing.
3. Fill muffin tins and bake 15 minutes until the muffins are set and lightly browned. Makes 12 muffins.


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