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Thick and Chewy Oats                          Download printable version

This recipe produce cooked oat with a chewy consistency that’s not pasty. Fruit adds a little sweetness and flaxseed gives a nice crunchy consistency.
Dash of salt (for low sodium diets, omit salt)

  • 1 cup Thick Rolled Oats
  • 1-¼  cups water
  • 3 tbsp whole golden flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp dried blueberries or craisins or raisins
  • ¼ cup milk

Bring water to boil add all dry ingredients. On my electric stove I turn to lowest setting as soon as it boils remove from burner for 3 minutes to allow electric burner to cool. Return pan to cooled burner on low for 7 minutes. Options: Substitute fresh fruit ½ cup fresh blueberries, cut up strawberries, peach, pineapple… for dried fruits. Stir in fresh fruit during the last minute of cooking. Serve in 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 it is more widely available and a lot less costly.

Oats – The World's Healthiest Foods
​Lower Cholesterol Levels. A bowl of fresh cooked oatmeal is the perfect way to start off 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  induce a variety of physiological effects that positively impact health. Oat beta-glucan have been studied for their effects on blood glucose regulation in test subjects with excess of cholesterol in the bloodstream.