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Soaked Granola Muffins

Soaked Granola Muffins | www.raiasrecipes.com

Muffins are definitely a favorite breakfast at my house. We've tried many varieties of muffins (and we pretty much love them all), but these soaked granola ones are probably my favorites.

Soaked Granola Muffins | www.raiasrecipes.com

Despite our muffin-love, we rarely eat grains in my family. Grains contain anti-nutrients, such as phytic acid and other enzyme inhibitors, making them hard for our bodies to digest. This can lead to allergies (hello gluten intolerance...) and all sorts of digestive issues. Soaking grains helps break them down, making them easier on our bodies to digest and increasing their vitamin content. (For more info on properly preparing grains, check out this WPF article.)

Soaked Granola Bars | www.raiasrecipes.com

Since switching over to soaked grains, I can say without a doubt that I notice a difference in my digestion! Remembering to properly prepare grains can be a little daunting at first (and annoying when you forget), but it really is worth it.

Soaked Granola Bars | www.raiasrecipes.com

These Soaked Granola Muffins are very easy to prepare and versatile too! One batch of batter usually makes me a dozen muffins, a 9x13 inch dish of bars, and a dozen cookies! That's breakfast, snack, and dessert all covered at once. ;) Easy win for mom!

Soaked Granola Cookies | www.raiasrecipes.com

One final reason to make these: the taste amazing with butter - but I guess there aren't many things that don't.... ;)

Soaked Granola Muffins | www.raiasrecipes.com

Interested in more soaked goodness? Check out my Buckwheat & Millet Granola, Buckwheat & Sorghum Pancakes, Cranberry Apple Muesli, these Granola Bars, or for a more international dish, my Indian Idli.

If you don't care about soaking, but you're all about muffins, try out some my other muffin recipes!



{Soaked Granola Muffins}
Free of gluten, refined sugar, and dairy, with egg-free option.

Soak Together:
1 T. cinnamon
1/2 t. sea salt
1 c. applesauce 
1/3 c. honey
1/3 c. whey (for dairy-free, just sub this out with the same amount of water + 1 T. apple cider vinegar)
2 c. milk of choice or water (I like to use my homemake coconut milk)
1 t. vanilla (I like to make my own)

Add In:
4 free-range eggs or 1/4 c. flax meal 
1 c. raisins
1 c. diced apple
1/2 c. dairy-free chocolate chips (optional)
1 t. baking soda

Combine soak together ingredients in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit on your counter overnight, or for at least 7 hours. When the soaking period is over, preheat oven to 375, and stir in add in ingredients. For muffins, scoop 1/3 cupfuls of batter into greased or lined muffin tins, for granola bars pour batter into a couple greased or parchment lined 9x13 inch dish, or for cookies place heaping tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes for muffins and bars, 12 minutes for cookies, or until golden-browned.

36 comments:

  1. These look yummy and moist. I may try this and sub out the whey. Pinning to my Simple Pleasures board. =)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and pinning Jessica! :)

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  2. These muffins sound delicious. I have to try this soaking grains overnight thing. I will make a batch on Saturday :) And recipe is Pinned.

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    1. Thanks, Anna! They're pretty easy to whip up before bed, but if you forget you could always soak them in the morning and have them for dinner. ;)

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  3. My goodness those look delish! Thanks for sharing & linking up at the Bloggers Brags Weekly Pinterest Party

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    1. Glad to share, Tamara! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. These look fabulous! I'm sharing a link to them in my My Week on Wednesday post this week! :)
    ~ Christine @ Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

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  5. I've been wanting to try soaking my grains and I LOVE the look of these muffins! I'm trying it this weekend! Stopping in from the Let's Get Real Blog Hop party
    !

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy them! :)

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  6. Sounds great. I pinned this - thank you for sharing!

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  7. These muffins sound delicious and they are also very pretty! Stopping by from Get Him Fed party.

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  8. This looks delicious Raia. I like that you've soaked the oats for this recipe. Thanks for sharing this during the Let's Get Real Link Party. I shared this on my G+ page and pinned it.

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    1. Thanks so much, Nicky! I hope you enjoy them if you get a chance to make them. :)

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  9. G'day! Looks terrific!
    Viewed as part of Pretty Pintastic Party #1
    Cheers! Joanne
    http://whatsonthelist.net

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  10. Thanks for sharing and linking up with us at the #WWDParty. Have a wonderful week ahead.

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    1. Glad to share, Antionette! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  11. Great recipe and boy do they look delicious. Will share on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays Blog Hop.

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  12. Thanks for sharing on Mostly Homemade Mondays! Be sure to stop over today and link up a few of your most recent or most popular posts:

    http://www.thesustainablecouple.com/2014/05/mostly-homemade-mondays-week-79.html

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  13. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing over at the Homeacre Hop! Please join us again this week!
    Mary :)
    www.homegrownonthehill.com

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  14. I have my first craft fair this month and I think I'm going to make these to bring. They look like a good alternative snack. Greetings from Unprocessed Fridays.

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    1. Yay! I hope you like them, Melissa!

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  15. I like the coconut and how moist these muffins look... so glad you brought them to foodie friday.

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    1. Thanks, Diane! I'm glad to share. :)

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  16. Congrats! Your recipe was voted most popular! I'm liking how moist these muffing look too. Looking forward to what you share this week at Five Friday Finds. :)

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  17. These look amazing! While soaking, should the mixture be refrigerated or can it be left out?

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    1. It should be left out. :) I'll make sure to specify that... thanks! :)

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