raw oatmeal

too hot for oatmeal in the summer? try this amazing, cold version of oatmeal and a traditional breakfast staple.  this is a version of muesli, from switzerland, made vegan.

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ingredients: 

2 c raw steel cut oats

4 c water

1 lemon

2 apples

¾ c dried fruit

1 c red grapes

1 c blueberries

1 banana

1 c raw nuts

8 oz vegan yogurt

3 T maple syrup

¾ t salt

1 t cinnamon

a few springs of mint

 

tools:

medium bowl. large bowl. colander. rubber spatula. cutting board. sharp knife. plastic wrap.

 

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rinse raw oats in colander under cold running water. place rinsed oats in medium bowl and cover with 4 cups of water. cover this bowl with plastic and soak the oats overnight.

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the next day, rinse soaked oats in colander again. transfer oats to the large bowl.

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wash all fruit. juice lemon and pour liquid into the large bowl with oats.

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shred apples and immediately combine with lemon and oats in the large bowl. mix well.

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cut grapes in half and dice banana for oatmeal. chop raw nuts.

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combine all fresh and dried fruit in the large bowl along with maple syrup, yogurt, salt and cinnamon.

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mix oatmeal thoroughly.

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serve chilled and garnish with mint. oatmeal can be stored in a sealed container up to 5 days. 

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