Fermented Oatmeal

Soaked and fermented oatmeal is a healthy breakfast option

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Does breakfast leave you feeling sluggish and full? Try making soaked and fermented oatmeal for a quick and easy breakfast. It’s the perfect way to start your day!


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp culture (see notes)
  • 1 cup water (chlorine free for soaking)
  • 1 cup of water for cooking


  1. Mix the oats with the culture and 1 cup of water in a glass container.
  2. Cover with a tea towel and leave to ferment in a warm location overnight or for up to 2 days.
  3. To cook, boil 1 cup of water and mix into the oats. If it’s not warm enough you can cook the oats for a few minutes in the microwave or on the stove top.


  • Usually, I make fermented oatmeal with milk kefir. You could also use other dairy cultures like buttermilk and yogurt.
  • For vegan oatmeal, culture with vegan yogurt or kombucha.
  • The kitchen counter is fine for soaked oatmeal. However, if you want a strong sourdough flavour, then stash your fermenting oats somewhere warm, like above your refrigerator, near a heater, or beside your hot water tank.

Keywords: soaked, prefermented, gluten free, vegan, wholesome, fall, winter