5 from 4 votes

Soaked Oatmeal: The Original Instant Oatmeal

Our family soaks many, not all, the grains we consume. Soaking not only improves digestion and absorption of vitamins and minerals, but also allows for oats to cook quickly. The original instant oatmeal.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword oatmeal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 895 kcal
Author Kristin Marr


  • 2 cups rolled oats not instant
  • 2 cups water warm
  • 2 TB pure maple syrup
  • 2 TB plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup whole milk


  1. Mix together: oats, 2 cups water, pure maple syrup, and acidic medium in a large bowl. Cover and let sit on the counter overnight.
  2. In the morning, bring 1 cup milk, 1 cup water, salt, and oat mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and allow to simmer around 5 minutes. Watch carefully as these oats cook quickly.
  3. Spoon into bowls and top with a healthy fat such as grass-fed butter or coconut oil. We also top ours with chopped walnuts, ground cinnamon, berries, raw milk, and raw honey or pure maple syrup.