Good Old Fashioned Kicked Up Oats

Good old fashioned kicked up thick-cut rolled oats on this rainy Saturday morning…and a gorgeous vibrant pink Mountain Rose Apples! 🌹🍏
Oats are packed with vitamins and minerals, high in fiber and help lower cholesterol. This hardly needs a recipe, but serves as a good American favorite comfort breakfast food reminder  

Ingredients

 

  • 2 1/4 cup Oats
  • 3 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1-2 T chia seeds
  • 1/4-1/2 t salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or just plain cinnamon if you like)

Cooking tip: If you like more textured Oats heat water to boiling before adding other ingredients. If you like them creamier, my preference:

Directions

 

  1. Add all ingredients together in pot and heat on medium high heat until bubbling.
  2. Then turn down to simmer. Stir while cooking so as not to burn the bottom.
  3. Oats are cooked in 5-7 minutes depending on their thickness.
  4. Top with milk of your choice, nuts, dried and fresh fruits!
Sometimes people advocate cooking with milk, but I prefer water in the first step because it’s less gummy. Check out my previous cooked oatmeal or even overnight oats posts!!