Oat groats would make my list for essential raw food ingredients. To have on hand presoaked and dehydrated nuts, seeds, and groats helps cut back on the time it takes to prepare raw food recipes. Twice this week I made blueberry cobbler in about 5 minutes, because I had presoaked and dehydrated oat groats ready for use. I’ll share the cobbler recipe soon : ) Oat groats are a great source of fiber, protein, B vitamins, folic acid, calcium, and iron. (Raw Food Real World 268)
For this recipe I wanted to demonstrate how versatile raw food can be. I took the porridge recipe, added a couple extra ingredients, and dehydrated it. These did not last long around my family! Instead of using soaked oat groats, you can go ahead and make an oat flour with dehydrated oat groats. Just make the oat flour and add water to the recipe. A coffee grinder or high speed blender work great to make flour.
Raspberry Breakfast Bites
1 c coursely chopped Brazil nuts
Combine ingredients in a food processor. Dollop onto parchment paper. Top with raspberries. Dehydrate overnight on 105〫F.
Next week: mint chocolate chip creamsicles