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Monday, February 11, 2008

Real Food Recipes - Baked Oat Breakfast Pudding

Baked Oat Breakfast Pudding
6 cups oats
2 1/4 cups whole pasteurized milk – not homogenized or ultra-pasteurized

2 1/4 cups filtered water
2 tablespoons plain whole milk yogurt
1 1/4 cups organic, raw agave nectar
1 cup butter or coconut oil, melted
4 eggs
4 tsp. baking powder – non-aluminum
1 tsp. Redmond Real salt or real sea salt (gray in color)
1 tsp. cinnamon

Up to 24 hours before baking, combine oats with milk, water and yogurt in a bowl*. Cover bowl and let soak 8-24 hours in a warm place. In morning, combine the rest of the ingredients and pour into a greased 9x13-inch pan. Bake at 375° for 45-55 minutes until lightly browned. Serve with maple syrup and cream or half and half. This recipe makes a very large pan of oatmeal. Leftovers can be cut into squares and refrigerated. Can be eaten cold like a bar cookie or reheated.

Raisins: Add 1 c. raisins when you prepare the oats to soak the day before.
Nuts: Add 1 c. pecans, walnuts or other nut of choice to batter before baking.

*A Real Food Lesson:
Oats are soaked to remove the anti-nutrients, specifically something called phytic acid. Phytic acid is in all seed-type foods. It protects the viability of the seed so that when it is planted, it still has locked within it all the nutrition it needs to feed upon while its roots are setting down. Within the first few hours of being in the ground, the phytic acid in the seed also draws minerals from the ground to the seed, another needed element for the health and productivity of the plant. After the seed has been in the damp ground for 7 hours, the phytic acid is neutralized and the nutrients are released to feed the sprouting seed.

Phytic acid left in the seed (we harvest the oat seed and it is rolled to flatten, thus rolled oats), acts the same way in our bodies as it does in the ground. It locks the nutrition into the oats and out of our bodies. It also acts like a magnet to bind minerals in our bodies to itself. The minerals are then flushed out through elimination.

Farmers, before the industrial revolution, tied theirs bundles of oats or wheat or other grain into sheaths and left these bundles in the field for a few nights, allowing the dew to settle on the grain. This process neutralized the phytic acid. The grain was then taken to the miller and ground into flour. Since this is no longer happening, soaking the oats in a bowl, in essence, accomplishes the same thing.

For the same reason, when buying breads it is also good to consider the ones that are made from sprouted wheat, rye or other grains (soy beans are not a good food choice because of all the anti-nutrients they contain). Alvarado Street is one such bread and Trader Joe's also has their own sprouted bread. These are much healthier alternatives to even the whole grain varieties that are out there.



Anonymous said...

Dear Sharon,
I've just made the switch to sprouted breads and my husband agrees that they are much more filling and give him more energy then the other bread we used! He loves it! I can't wait to try the baked oatmeal! Thank you so much for all of the great receipes and great nutrition information!

Anonymous said...

Hi there Sharon,
Thank you for this post. I am going to look into it. Since John is fighting the possible re-occurrance, he is trying to eat better and he joined a sports center and I will be doing the same.

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