12 March 2011

Eating Raw Oatmeal

I used to think it was bad to eat raw oats

But it occurred to me that I used to sneak spoonfuls of raw oatmeal from the 
Quaker canister when I was younger because I loved the taste and chewiness

For Breakfast I sliced 2 Bananas in a bowl 

And poured Silk Unsweetened Soy Milk over top

It's good to know that you don't have to cook oats to safely enjoy them :)

Question: Who else loves eating raw oats?


Anonymous said... [reply]

I enjoy them so much more puffed up! Dont raw oats have phytic acid which inhibits the absorption of some nutrients? I thought you at least needed to soak them.. Hmm... Need to read.

Anonymous said... [reply]

I love raw oats -- and I eat them like cereal too! I don't eat yogurt anymore, but when I did, raw oats was a nice mix-in as well.

Have a nice weekend Kelsey!

Missy said... [reply]

I love muesli!

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

I haven't eaten them raw really. I guess I need to try it some time.

Chelsea said... [reply]

I like raw oats too, but not quite as much as I like them cooked!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I actually had raw oats this morning :) I love them!

Anonymous said... [reply]

it may be "safe" but i can't eat a lot of it raw or else my stomach says oh no! haha. this morning i had chia pudding soaked overnight in almond milk + cinnamon yum!

Stefanie Mockler said... [reply]

I love raw oats! Sometimes I like them better than cooked--it just depends on my mood! :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

mmm like muesli! I read that raw oats are actually better for you than cooked.

Kayla (Little Miss Healthify) said... [reply]

I had that EXACT SAME meal (banana + chocolate chips with raw oats and milk) a few days ago!! So delicious, and one of my first times eating raw oats!

Unknown said... [reply]

yes ma'am! I love raw oats in goat yogurt! So good! I am right there with ya, chewy!!

Joanne said... [reply]

You know, I can't say I've ever even thought to eat raw oats! Obviously I just haven't been thinking hard enough. That bowl looks GOOD.

Elizabeth said... [reply]

I love muesli, which is basically raw oats. I love the big banana slices and chocolate chips. With tons of protein from that soy milk, you have yourself a power breakfast!

Mary said... [reply]

I love eating them raw! They have such an awesome chew.

Jess said... [reply]

I LOVE raw oats!!

elk said... [reply]

There will always be a place for uncooked oats in my life. I used to like eating them dry, sprinkled with sugar, as a child (I still do sometimes...shhh...) They have such a nice taste! I never realised that people didn't eat them raw until I came across "are raw oats ok to eat?" on blogs.

And raw jumbo oats...oh so chewy...

Meri said... [reply]

I always snuck raw oatmeal too when I was a kid :) Now for the weirdo confessions: I also occasionally sucked on small amounts of uncooked rice (Pica? who knows) as a small child. I was a vegetarian then too and maybe I was craving something that I got from it, maybe I was just a weirdo, who knows.

But I like oats in all of their forms now!

Ayla said... [reply]

I do! At first I thought it was weird but then I realized that I use to always eat cookie dough that had raw oats in it.. and hey, I'm still alive! Now I want oatmeal cookies.. chocolate chip oatmeal cookies to be exact.

Light Delight with Tou Tou said... [reply]

You have a bowl of comfort food! I like to eat raw oats, especially old fashion one (how odd :-p). Also I couldn't eat too much because it is so dry. But I find a great way : just toast them in the oven for 10 min, then I can eat them directly from the box, no milk needed, no cooking needed! haha ;-)

Anonymous said... [reply]

ME ME ME! Actually I love them any which way...but with bananas and chocolate? Uh - YES PLEASE :)

Hayley said... [reply]

I like raw oats, but usually mixed into something like yogurt or pumpkin puree so that they soften up a little. I actually might like them even better than cooked oats. Lately, though, I've been soaking my oats in water and lemon juice before eating them anyway. This helps get rid of the phytic acid so we can better absorb the nutrients...its kind of annoying though. I need to think to do it in advance because I don't like having to wait for anything!
I'm with you on the chewiness though. I love chewy textures too :)

Sara said... [reply]

I like blending raw oats into a smoothie - it makes it super thick and slightly chewy/doughy :)

Tine said... [reply]

I love raw oats in soy yogurt.
With lots of fruits (dried!)

Monet said... [reply]

You are brave! I don't even like cooked oats (I know...this is a terrible thing!) But thanks for sharing, sweet girl! I hope you are having a splendid Saturday night. Take time to relax and rejuvenate tomorrow. Hugs from Austin!

Annie said... [reply]

oh i must try raw oats!

Paije said... [reply]

I love raw oats! I love how you put chocolate chips with yours though - YUM!! Eating them raw reminds me of sneaking oatmeal raisin cookie dough when I was little :D

Miso said... [reply]

I really love raw oats!!

Ashlei said... [reply]

Yum! I love muesli! :)

Gina; The Candid RD said... [reply]

I don't think I would have EVER thought to eat my oats raw. I mean, I will eat them sprinkled on top of things like casseroles or bread, but just raw with milk and fruit? Nope, I never would think to do that! I'm actually eating oats as I write this, but I love them cooked, hot, and creamy :) As it gets warmer, however, I may have to try this!

Leanne@sothisonetimeatfatcamp.wordpress.com said... [reply]

Gotta love raw oats, in fact I think I like them better than cooked!

Muesli is just the best :)

Erica said... [reply]

I love overnight oats...but I always kind of consider their time in the fridge to be "cooking." Looks like a tasty breakfast to me though! Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog

Anonymous said... [reply]

ive seen so many people eat them raw! but i have never taken the plunge- you sure got me craving chocolate chips though!!!!!

Katie said... [reply]

Hi love!!! I hope all is well! I was so HAPPY to see a comment from you! I missed you!

I actually was thinking of raw oats the other day! I gave up cereal for lent, and thought hey maybe raw oats with some yums will remind me of it!! I like this combo you did! Happy Sunday! xoxo <3

The Teenage Taste said... [reply]

I giggled to myself when you said you used to sneak spoonfuls of raw oats because I still do that! I am a fan of the texture of raw oats. It's just so much better than cooked.

Jessica said... [reply]

I eat raw oats all the time actually, I just added them to a recipe for PB+J Energy Balls I made yesterday! Check them out on my blog!



Miri Leigh said... [reply]

What a perfect way to start the day. Thanks for sharing!

Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner said... [reply]

LOVE that breakfast!! Specially the dark chocolate chips:)

Raw oats are so GOOD and TOTALLY underrated!! BUT for me oatmeal still wins! :P

Kath (My Funny Little Life) said... [reply]

I think the fine ones are better for eating raw than the big ones, although it's not unusual to have those as well (for some people, that is). I often see them in müsli mixes at the supermarket.

Joy | The life of Joy said... [reply]

Thank you Kels! All the sweet words you write me everytime and I have barely enough time to write you back. I am so so sorry!

Like this post loos delicious. Have you ever tought of having your own restraurand? You would be great <3

Anonymous said... [reply]

I love raw oats! And your toppings are the best :) This is definitely a winner of a breakfast in my book!

Jenny said... [reply]

I love mixing raw oats in a mixture of cottage cheese and yogurt. Give me oats any way they come!! :D

Christin@purplebirdblog said... [reply]

I totally eat raw oats!!! I love the chewy texture. I put them in yogurt or just pour milk over the top, or put a spoonful in some peanut butter... yum!

Laury@The Fitness Dish said... [reply]

I've been known to sneak some raw oats in my day ;-)

Kate (What Kate is Cooking) said... [reply]

I usually just eat the raw oats with my fingers when I'm making oatmeal :)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

I have only had raw oats in vegan overnight oats ... they are great!!!!

Lee said... [reply]

needs more bacon

Emily said... [reply]

i haven't eaten raw oats in a while! this summer i used to make overnight oats, which were fantastically delish. :)

Justine said... [reply]

I love raw oats too! WHen I stay with my grandparents, I sprinkle them ontop of frozen yogurt that they ALWAYS have in the freezer. Raw oats just evoke sweet memories for me. :)

slyvvia said... [reply]

I love oatmeal :D

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