It took a few days to put together; but sooooooo worth the wait. What is it? Yogurt made from oatmeal. Yes, oatmeal. Who'd a thought that?? Well... apparently in Finland it's a common practice and now in my household it's going to be too.
Basically, what you do is take rolled oats, the originally recipe at Scandifoodie used rolled oats and groats; but I just did it with the rolled oats and it turned out great.
Put them in a glass bowl ~ cover with water and let it soak. After 8 hours ... I let mine sit overnight ... you give them a swirl in the blender to make a nice smooth consistency.
Put it back into the glass bowl and cover.
As it sits, it begins to ferment. Like a starter.
Here's my slurry of oats on Day 2 :
Day 4 ... look at the beautiful bubble action going on. Fermentation is taking place ~ and a bit of a sour taste has taken on to the slurry.
I spooned out 2 soup ladles full into my blender. Added a few frozen blueberries, a spoonful of sugar substitute and a very small splash of vanilla flavoring.
Swirl away ... and wahlah!!!
Fresh ~ homemade ~ non-dairy ~ healthy ~
Oat Berry Yogurt
I can't wait to try this with other fruits. Yum.
I was really amazed at the texture of this. I have to admit ~ I was a bit hesitant, thinking that it may be mealy from the oatmeal; but was pleasantly surprised by the texture. It's just like the yogurt you buy in the store ... only better tasting!
I may never buy the stuff at the store again. Thanks Scandifoodie! She has the recipe on her website with more detail to measurements than I put on here.
I also can't wait to try this same starter in some muffins or bread. I'll update when I do.
Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.