No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Recipe and How to Soak Oats
A no bake oatmeal cookie recipe that uses soaked oats or sprouted oats will make a healthier and more digestible oatmeal cookie!
To get the best nutrition from your no bake oatmeal cookies, you will have to get rid of as much of the phytic acid and other anti-nutrients as possible.
Then you can make your oatmeal cookies however you so desire. Some people prefer to bake their oatmeal cookies and some people prefer not to. And you can even make a no bake oatmeal cookie recipe without any 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 calcium and magnesium to prevent their absorption - which is quite a problem.
This will lead to some pretty major health issues. Like bone and tooth problems!
Minimizing anti-nutrients can include soaking, sprouting, and culturing to help get rid of oat's phytic acid, lectins, and oxalates.
Yes, oats have many anti=nutrients!
Properly preparing oats also releases beneficial nutrients found in the oats.
This will makes your no bake oatmeal cookie recipes more healthy and digestible.
How to Soak Oats
For every 1 cup of Organic Rolled Oats (not instant) soak in 1 cup of Warm Filtered Water with 2 Tbsp. of Lemon Juice, Whey, or Kefir.
Add 10% gluten free flour High in Phytase like Buckwheat Flour (about 1 heaping Tbsp.)
Let oats soak for 12 to 24 hours on a warm shelf in your kitchen in a glass bowl covered with a kitchen towel.
*You can make an oat flour by drying soaked oats in a dehydrator according to the directions of Cheeseslave.
A natural enzyme called phytase will be present in
varying degrees in certain grains.
When phytase is properly
activated, it will help to break down phytic acid or phytates very effectively.
Unfortunately, the phytase enzyme is not really present in oats. However, this enzyme is abundant in buckwheat which is also gluten free.
soaking, and culturing (aka souring) are the basic methods used to help
eliminate phytic acid using the phytase enzyme.
However, you will have to skip the sprouting process if you don't have whole grain
Luckily, you can soak and culture old fashioned rolled oats to help get rid of phytic acid.
1/2 cup Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter or Sprouted Organic Almond Butter
1/3 cup Organic Raw Honey
1 tsp. Organic Vanilla Extract or 1 Fresh Vanilla Bean
1/2 cup of Organic Mini Chocolate Chips
Combine cookie ingredients in a glass bowl and mix well.
Roll about 1 tablespoon of the cookie dough into a small ball - almost a golf ball size.
Place cookie balls on parchment paper or on a greased pan. Freeze cookies for about one hour.
Transfer hardened cookie balls to an airtight container and store cookies in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
I liked that she used honey in her no bake cookies. However, I would use an organic raw honey to make this cookie more digestible.
And I would only use soaked or sprouted oats to make this no bake oatmeal cookie recipe because of the anti-nutrients found in "regular" rolled oats.
I would also ditch the peanut butter and use a soaked or sprouted nut butter to get rid of more anti-nutrients. You could also swap the chocolate chips for chopped dried fruit.
And if your like me, I'd throw in at least 1 raw pastured or organic egg to get the "real" raw cookie dough experience. Do you know someone who eats raw cookie dough? LOL
Remember that just simply using rolled oats that have not been properly prepared will become a problem because of the anti-nutrients found in oats and also found in nuts. And remember that you can make an oat flour from your soaked rolled oats (organic please) for healthier oatmeal cookie recipes.