Has anyone else been searching for an easier way to make soaked granola? I have tried soaking it, then dehydrating it, then making the oats into granola. What a long, unnecessary process! Although the benefits of soaking grains is vital to making all the nutrients bio-available; it need not be a 3 or 4 step process. When eating grains that are unsoaked, it’s like getting only 50% of the nutrients in the grain. However, when you soak them and allow a natural fermentation process to break down anti-nutrients, in effect creating more nutrients ready for absorption, you get almost 100%. With just a little bit of planning, who wouldn’t want more nutrition from the same food?
Apple Cinnamon Soaked Granola – chewy kind
makes enough for a small army
- 2 cups coconut oil
- 2 cups (about) raw honey
- 2 tsp Real Salt
- 2 heaping Tbs cinnamon
- 1/4 c raw apple cider vinegar
- 8 – 9 cups oats
- Pour everything except the oats into a large stockpot.
- Mix well make sure they are melted, but not past 110 degrees.
- Add oats and stir until well coated.
- Scoop/pour mixture into (2) 9×13 parchment lined pans.
- Cover w/ wrap or something to keep moisture in.
- Leave overnight (8-12 hours).
- Next morning, preheat oven to 325.
- Taking off covers, bake granola in oven for 15 minutes.
- Stir granola, then let bake another 5-10 minutes until golden.
- Take out of oven, stir to break up clumps ,if you like.
This is a basic recipe. Have fun experimenting with it to add your own flare – coconut, nuts, dried fruits, fresh berries…