Hearty Oatmeal

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Hearty Oatmeal
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This is not the instant variety. It will actually take 4 minutes longer to cook, but the hearty flavor with the addition of walnuts, flax and raisins will have you hooked.

Yields: Serves 2-3


For the Oatmeal:

2 cups water or soy, rice, or almond milk

1 cup rolled oats*

Pinch of salt

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup olive oil (optional)

1-2 T walnuts pieces

2 T flax meal

Top it off with:

Additional rice, soy or almond milk

Agave nectar, maple syrup, brown rice syrup


Boil the water. Add oats, raisins and a pinch of salt. Stir and reduce heat to medium low. Continue stirring for 4-5 minutes until thick. Take off burner and mix in oil, walnuts and flax meal.

Sweeten if you desire with agave nectar, maple or brown rice syrup and serve with rice, soy or almond milk.

Additional Tips

Depending on how thick you like your oatmeal, increase or decrease the amount of oats. Also letting it stand for a few minutes before serving will increase the thickness a bit.

You may also wish to make the base recipe a bit sweeter by adding a tablespoon or two of sweetener during the cooking process.

*Check product listings for gluten-free oats.

Recipe by
Karna Knapp