Since you asked me for my Baked Soaked Oatmeal recipe, Holly, this is for you!
Topped with fresh local blueberries and cream... yum!
Soaking oatmeal before cooking is a great way to neutralize phytic acid - an enzyme inhibitor present in most grains - and boost the nutritional value of your breakfast. Plus it just tastes better!
Baked Soaked Oatmeal
The night before, or up to 24 hours before (depending on how good at planning ahead you are), in an 8x8 dish stir together:
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup water
In the morning, add and stir together:
1/2 cup melted butter
1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
pinch of salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup "add ins" - fresh or dried fruit, coconut, almonds, chopped apples, even chocolate chips if you so fancy. Or just leave this out entirely.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. It comes out with a soft, almost bread pudding-like texture. Serve it up warm and treat it like you would oatmeal. Drizzle some maple syrup, pour on the cream, add raisins or berries and enjoy.