This is take 2 on this post. I am not quite sure what happened with the last post but something went pear shaped. Thanks to those who alerted me.
There is something quite comforting about Oats. Perhaps it is a childhood thing? - who knows, but something about eating them makes me feel cosy and satisfied. As a great way to start the day whether young or old, it is nice to add some variation to mix it up a little in comparison to the regular dish up as per this combination. We have been making the most of all the luscious stone fruit such as peaches, apricots & nectarines before they disappear. The peached found their way into this oatmeal and paired very nicely with the hazelnut meal. The kids went nuts over it eating it not only for breakfast but morning tea as well so I guess this one will be on the cards again sometime soon. I highly recommend soaking the oats before making this. It is not hard at all (see below) The reason why and in short is that soaking oats or any grain for that matter is important so that phytic acid is removed which can block the absorption of valuable vitamins and minerals. For further information please refer to the extract below from Nourishing Traditions Otherwise I hope you enjoy making this and getting creative with your own variations if you dare. I would love to hear about what you come up with.
All grains contain phytic acid (an organic acid in which phosphorous is bound) in the outer layer or bran. Untreated phytic acid can combine with calcium, magnesium, copper, iron especially zinc in the intestinal track and block their absorption. This is why a diet high in unfermented whole grains may led to serious mineral deficiencies and bone loss. The modern misguided practice of consuming large amounts of unprocessed bran often improves colon transit time at first but may lead to irritable bowel syndrome and, in the long term, many other adverse effects. Soaking allows enzyme, lactobacilli and other helpful organisms to break down and neutralize phytic acid. As little as seven hours of soaking in warm acidulated water will neutralize a large portion of phytic acid in grains. The simple practice of soaking cracked or rolled cereal grains overnight will vastly improve their nutritional benefits.
The Night Before:
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