What does it mean to "soak" oatmeal?
Soaking simply breaks down grains and makes nutrients more available and easier to digest.
The recipe that follows is an adaptation of Lori's Brookies (breakfast cookies).
In a large bowl, combine and soak overnight (at least 7 hours, up to 24):
2 cups whole wheat
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup yogurt, kefir or other acidic medium
1 cup melted butter or coconut oil
To make things go quickly in the morning, in another bowl combine:
1 cup shredded coconut
3/4 cup dates or raisins (I like extruded dates)
1/4 cup craisins
3/4 cup sucanat or brown sugar
1 teaspoon each: salt, baking soda, and cinnamon
The next morning, add 3 beaten eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla to the soaked oats and wheat. Then add the other pre-measured dry ingredients.
I think parchment paper helps make prettier cookies. It definitely makes for easy clean up!
Bake in a preheated oven at 375 for 8 minutes, longer for larger cookies.