No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

A no bake oatmeal cookie recipe that uses soaked oats can make healthy and easy oatmeal cookies!

To get the best nutrition from your no bake oatmeal cookies, you'll have to get rid of as much of the phytic acid in oats as possible.

Then you can make your easy oatmeal cookies however you so desire.  You can even make your no bake oatmeal cookie recipe with no processed sugars!

Why Soak Your Oats?

Oats have a fairly high amount of an anti-nutrient called phytic acid or phytates.  And this anti-nutrient will bind to important minerals like magnesium and prevent their absorption - which is quite a shame.

This can lead to some pretty major health problems.

Minimizing phytic acid can include sprouting, soaking, and culturing to help get rid of anti-nutrients like phytic acid and to also release beneficial nutrients found in oats.

This also makes your easy oatmeal cookies more digestible.

A natural enzyme called phytase (not phytates) will be present in varying degrees in grains.  When phytase is properly activated, it will help to break down phytic acid or phytates.

Sprouting, soaking, and culturing (aka souring) are the basic methods used to help eliminate phytic acid using the phytase enzyme.

If you want to skip the sprouting process because you only have rolled oats, you can soak and culture rolled oats to help get rid of phytates.

How to Soak Oats

For every one cup of rolled oats (not instant) soak in 1 cup of warm filtered water with 2 Tbsp. of Raw Yogurt or Kefir

Let oats soak for 12 to 24 hours on a warm kitchen counter (in a glass jar that's cap)

You would then make an oat flour by drying your soaked oats in a dehydrator according to the directions of Cheeseslave.

No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Organic Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 cup Organic Flaxmeal
  • 1/2 cup Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup Organic Honey
  • 1 tsp. Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup of Organic Mini Chocolate Chips

Instructions:

Combine your ingredients in a glass bowl and mix well.

Roll approx. 1 tablespoon of the cookie dough into a small ball.

Place balls on parchment paper and freeze for one hour.

Transfer to an airtight container and store cookies in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

I liked that she used honey in her no bake cookies.  However, I would use a raw honey to make this cookie more digestible.

I would also use dehyrated soaked rolled oat flour to make this no bake oatmeal cookie recipe because of the anti-nutrients found in rolled oats.

You could also try dried fruits, various nut butters, and spices to create tasty oatmeal cookies.

Remember, you should make oat flour with soaked rolled oats for your easy oatmeal recipes.

Simply just using regular oats will become a problem because of the anti-nutrients found in rolled oats.


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