Where’s My RAW Oatmeal?

4 May

I don’t know how my family transitioned into a less processed diet without our family’s staple raw breakfast: raw oatmeal. Made from oat groats, apples and dates, I was inspired to create this porridge from my old Muesli recipe. It really is delicious and when first transitioning into a more unprocessed and raw based diet, my husband would lovingly say, “I don’t want the cooked oatmeal, I want to eat the RAW oatmeal”.

When Karen Ranzi, author of Creating Healthy Children through Attachment Parenting and Raw Foods, had breakfast at our house one day, she wrote down the recipe immediately after eating two bowls. She said it would be the first thing she would make for her family when she returned home.

Needless to say, we eat it at least once a week. I hope you and your family enjoy it too!

Soak overnight, rinse and drain well:

2 cups raw oat groats (if you can’t find whole oat groats, you can use steel cut or rolled oats but these are not raw)

Blend in food processor (chunkier) or high speed blender (smoother and creamier) with about 1 cup of water and the rest of the ingredients:

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tbspn lemon juice

1 cup dates, seeded

1 cup raw nuts, soaked overnight, rinsed and drained (optional)

3 apples, cored, no need to peel

Serve topped with other seasonal fruit (optional).


12 Responses to “Where’s My RAW Oatmeal?”

  1. Damaris @Kitchen Corners May 5, 2011 at 1:38 am #

    o.k I’m going to make this. we love oatmeal in our home and this will be a good way to introduce some raw meals to our diet.

  2. Sara June 7, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    Made this this morning. My blender is pissed, it refused to work. So it turned out…. interesting

    • Mama In The Kitchen June 7, 2011 at 10:40 am #

      Oh Sara. Thank you for trying it out but I’m just so sorry to hear about your blender. Is it a high speed blender? I make it every week with my Vitamix. I also have done it with my food processor – it is chunkier and not as smooth, but it will still do the job.

  3. Ali June 19, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    I tried this recipe this morning and while my kids liked it, my husband and I thought it was good but REALLY sweet. Too sweet. Maybe I used the wrong kind of dates? I’ll have to try it again and adjust. Also made your green smoothie today – delicious!

    • Mama In The Kitchen June 19, 2012 at 11:27 pm #

      Hi Ali, sorry to hear it was too sweet. What kind of oats did you use? I use oat groats soaked overnight. If you use oat flakes, you will probably have to use much more than 2 cups. 1 cup of pitted dates, any dates. If the apples are small, I use 1 more. Let me know. We use this recipe at least once a week. My hubby doesn’t like sweet all that much, but this is his fave. You can also add more lemon juice.

      • Ali June 20, 2012 at 8:54 am #

        I used the trader Joe’s rolled oats. Do you think that was the problem? I’ll try it again with oat grouts and let you know!


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