Soaked Granola Muffins

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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.)

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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.

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These Soaked Granola Muffins are very easy to prepare and versatile too! One batch of batter usually makes me a dozen muffins, a 9×13 inch dish of bars, and a dozen cookies! That’s breakfast, snack, and dessert all covered at once. ;) Easy win for mom!
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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:
1/2 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 9×13 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 thoughts on “Soaked Granola Muffins

  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. ;)

  2. 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
    !

  3. 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.

  4. 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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