Soaked Oatmeal Muffins
1 ¼ cups kefir or cultured buttermilk
1 ½ cups freshly ground whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup quick oats
Combine kefir, flour and oats. Cover and let sit for 12 to 24 hours.
¼ cup honey
2 T butter, melted
1t baking soda
1t baking powder
½ t salt
In a small measuring cup or bowl combine honey, egg and melted butter. Mix this with the flour, oat/kefir mixture until well combined. Add baking soda, baking powder and salt. Divide batter between 12 greased muffin cups. Bake at 350 for 18 to 20 minutes.
Why soak your grains?
All grains and beans have a substance called “phytic acid” that binds up many of the minerals and we can not absorb those minerals like we should. Soaking neutralizes the phytic acid and allows us to be able to use those minerals. Also soaking increases enzymes we need to properly digest the grains. Soaking also increases the vitamin content of the grains, especially B vitamins.