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Thick and Chewy Oats                          Download printable version

This recipe produces cooked oat with a chewy consistency that’s not pasty. Fruit adds a little sweetness, almonds add nutty flavors, and flaxseed gives a nice crunchy texture.

Ingredients for one serving.
Dash of salt (for low sodium diets, omit salt)

  • ½ cup Thick Rolled Oats
  • ½ cup+ 1 tbsp  water
  • 2 tbsp whole golden flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp dried blueberries or craisins or raisins
  • 1 tbsp shaved almonds
  • ¼ cup milk

Bring water to a boil and add all dry ingredients. On my electric stove, I turn it to the lowest setting as soon as it boils and remove it from the burner for 3 minutes to allow the electric burner to cool. Return pan to cooled burner on low for 7 minutes. Options: Substitute fresh fruit ½ cup fresh blueberries, cut-up banana, strawberries, peach, pineapple… for dried fruits. Stir in fresh fruit during the last minute of cooking. Serve in a large bowl with ¼ cup milk. Enjoy!

I prefer Extra Thick Rolled Oats from Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods; however, lately, I’ve been using Quaker Old Fashioned Oatmeal, which is more widely available and less costly.

Oats – The World’s Healthiest Foods
​Lower Cholesterol Levels. A bowl of freshly cooked oatmeal is the perfect way to start your day, especially if you are trying to prevent or are currently dealing with heart disease or diabetes. Oats and oatmeal contain a specific type of fiber known as beta-glucan. Cereal beta-glucan from oat induces various physiological effects that positively impact health. Oat beta-glucan has been studied for its effects on blood glucose regulation in test subjects with an excess of cholesterol in the bloodstream.

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