Dad’s Perfect Not-Mushy Oatmeal

Here is my dad’s recipe for the perfect oatmeal!  This ain’t no mushy, inedible, anemic looking porridge. This is flash steamed perfect oatmeal!!

The quick cooking process allows the oat to retain its beautiful shape. The oats are simply lightly softened to make a beautiful little fluffy, nutrient rich & delicious meal for breakfast or a soothing low-fat nighttime snack. Add your favorite sliced fruit, some agave nectar, and non-dairy milk for a healthy and sweet-tooth satisfying treat.

See how the oats still look like oats? YAY! No mush!

See how the oats still look like oats? YAY! No mush!


1 Cup Dry Rolled Oats

About 3 Cups Water

Pinch of Salt


1. Fill a large sautee pan with about 1 in of lightly salted water, bring to a boil.

2. Once boiling, pour in the desired amount of plain oats (1 cup?) into the water. Gently sautee-shake the pan to make sure the oats are all covered with the boiling water.

3. Immediately turn off the burner, let oats sit for about 30 seconds-1 minute. The oats should be slightly softened but still holding their individual shape. They should look pretty much the same as raw oats, only slightly larger due to a bit of water retention.

4. Strain the oats through a wire mesh strainer to discard excess water. Serve immediately!

Mix-And-Match These Ingredients in Your Perfect Oatmeal!

Soy Milk/Almond Milk/Coconut Milk/Oat Milk (if you just want mega oats :))/Hemp Milk/Rice Milk

Agave Nectar

Brown Sugar

Maple Syrup

1 Tblspn Peanut Butter/Almond Butter/Other Nut-Butter

Fruit- White Peaches, Bananas, Pears, Nectarines, Strawberries, Rhubarb, Mango, Figs, Blackberries, Blueberries, Coconut Flakes etc etc

A scoop of your favorite Non-Dairy Ice Cream!

A Tablespoon of your favorite Fruit Preserves!

Vegan Marshmallows

Vegan Chocolate Sauce <– Make your own by melting your favorite vegan chocolate bar or chips with soy milk and 1 tablespoon agave nectar in a pan on your stovetop!

2 thoughts on “Dad’s Perfect Not-Mushy Oatmeal

    • That’s a great question! Honestly, I just use plain Quaker. I get a huge tub from Costco and eat oatmeal for like a month 🙂

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