These delicious Overnight Soaked Pancakes are prepared using a centuries-old method called “soaking.” It’s a method our ancestors all over the world used in order to make their grains easier to digest. Unfortunately, in today’s fast-paced society, this practice has been largely forgotten.
What are Overnight Soaked Pancakes?
The process of soaking is very simple and just requires a little planning ahead. Here we combine whole wheat flour with our liquid and something acidic (vinegar or lemon juice), and leave it overnight at room temperature. That’s it! The next morning you proceed with your recipe.
Why should I soak my flour?
- Flour contains a substance called “phytic acid“, which inhibits our body’s ability to absorb calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc. When we soak the flour, we activate an enzyme called “phytase”, which breaks down the phytic acid in the flour, therefore making it easier for our intestines to absorb these nutrients.
- Soaking the flour breaks down complex starches and difficult-to-digest proteins. For many, this may lessen their sensitivity to grains.
- It gives baked goods a delicious flavor.
These pancakes are light and fluffy, yet filling and satisfying.
You will notice a big difference when soaking your grains- rather than feeling heavy and sluggish after eating grains, it will leave you feeling energized and satisfied. Give soaking a try and see how it makes you feel!
Sweeten with pure maple syrup or honey rather than artificial syrup, to avoid unhealthy refined sugars.