If you've never tried making our 4 ingredient raw oatmeal recipe, you have been missing out! It's so tasty, uses some of the same great ingredients we use in our OatMEAL Cups, and is super easy to make. I used to make a big batch once a week and keep it in the fridge for snacks and dessert. During the pandemic and hustle of preparing so many meals, I forgot all about this family favorite. That is, until another health foodie mom made it last week and raved about it on Instagram. I always have the ingredients on hand, so I went straight to the kitchen, did the only prep work that is required (soaking almonds in water) and whipped up a batch a few hours later. We had a big container of this creamy, dreamy puree of goodness ready for snacks and dessert bowls all week. Like our baked OatMEAL Cups, this raw oatmeal is naturally sweetened with bananas, a good source of vitamin B6 (a mood booster!), potassium and packed with fiber to keep your energy levels steady and your digestion moving. We like to eat this raw oatmeal topped with berries and a drizzle of raw honey. It's also great with a little dollop of jam (preferably no sugar added).
A few notes about this recipe:
- The ripeness of the bananas will effect the taste. Use overripe bananas if you like sweeter foods. If you’re going for lower sugar content, use bananas that are still slightly green.
- This recipe has been tested in everything from Black and Deckers (quite inexpensive) to the holy grail of the blenders, THE Vitamix (quite expensive but #worthit). You can use any blender that does a decent job with a smoothie and the raw oatmeal will still come out well. The Vitamix and other high powered blenders will make the raw oats extra luscious, but any blender will get it done.
- The skin should be left on your apple if you like extra fiber in your diet (who doesn’t like extra fiber?!?).
- This recipe is best made ahead, as in the day or night before you eat the raw oatmeal. You can eat it right away, but it will be slightly warm from the blending.
- This raw oatmeal will get thicker as it sits in your fridge so if it looks too thin when you’re blending it, know that it will firm up a bit.
Like overnight oats but better! This creamy, dreamy raw oatmeal is great for breakfasts, snacks and dessert bowls.
- Gluten-free old fashioned oats - 2 1/2 cups
- Filtered water - 2 cups
- Raw almonds (soaked) - 1/2 cup
- Green apple - 1 medium
- Bananas - 2 medium
- To soak almonds: Place almonds in a jar or other container and cover with water. Soak almonds in water for at least 2 hours (or overnight) in the fridge. Drain and rinse almonds and set aside.
- Add 2 cups filtered water to blender. Next add oats, bananas, apple and soaked almonds. Cover and blend on high for about 1 minute, or until smooth and creamy.
- Refrigerate until ready to eat. Will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge. Top with your favorite toppings, such as berries, raw honey, sliced bananas, maple syrup, or no-sugar jam.