How's this for a busy night? What all is going on here? In the oven I had soaking: wheat berries (for sprouting- those are up front), the granola I love (back left), cashews (bottom shelf- for cashew cream), and under the towel is a bowl of pancake batter in one bowl and blueberry muffin batter in another. On top of the stove I have oats soaking for "Soaked & Ready Oats". And if you see back in the upper left corner of the picture is my jar of sourdough starter. When you have a small kitchen the oven can come in handy for nights like this!
I made the Soaked & Ready Oats because I am planning on making more No Bake Granola Bars, and I also want to make the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Ice Cream recipe from the Just Making Noise blog.
To make the oats all you need to do is soak 4 cups oats with 4 cups lukewarm water and 5-8 Tbsp. of whey (I used 6). Allow to soak for 12 to 24 hours, then drain in a sieve for 10 minutes.
Mine actually drained for a lot longer than 10 minutes because I walked away & got busy elsewhere!
Spread the oats out thin on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet (she suggests oiling the paper, but I didn't & it was fine). I put them in the oven at 250 and dehydrated them for about 4 or 5 hours (doing this at the same time as I dehydrated my granola on another rack, meant I was getting the most out of having my oven on that day).
This is the second time I have made them & this time they were still a little soft in the middle- I probably could have dehydrated them for longer, but I went ahead & processed them into oat sized pieces, put them in a container & now they are in the fridge waiting to be used.
P.S. I'll post more about the other recipes I had soaking later this week!
This post is a part of Tuesday Twister.