The following article was written by Carissa Leventis-Cox of Mama in the Kitchen, and she ain’t cookin’!
I don’t know how my family would have transitioned into a less processed diet without our family’s staple 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 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!
2 cups raw oat groats
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 cup dates, seeded (can also add crushed walnuts to taste)
1 cup raw nuts, soaked overnight, rinsed and drained (optional)
3 apples, cored (no need to peel)
1 cup water or soymilk
- Soak the raw oat groats overnight, then rinse and drain well.
- Blend all the ingredients together in a food processor (chunkier) or a high-speed blender (smoother and creamier).
- Serve topped with other seasonal fruit (optional).
Makes 4 servings