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Does anyone know how to make oatmeal thick



  • Christine_72Christine_72 Posts: 16,074Member Member Posts: 16,074Member Member
    I use the quick oats. 80g oats with 300ml milk microwaved for 180 seconds, turns out perfect every time.
  • TR0bertsTR0berts Posts: 7,785Member Member Posts: 7,785Member Member
    Reaverie wrote: »
    I thought that only my daughter was helpless when it came to oatmeal. It seems pretty straightforward to me. More oats or less liquid. She makes me make it cause its soupy if she does and no matter how often I tell her to use common sense and lessen the water, she still drowns it.

    Oatmeal issues do come up for different reasons... I finally figured out how to not blow it up in the microwave. I cook it 30-45 seconds less than recommended. Works just fine now and I don't have to clean out the microwave. :D

    Someone mentioned weighing the oats with the measuring cup. Really best to weigh them on the scale by grams. Liquids by the cup, solids on the scale is far more accurate. That might be part of some of the issues that come up with oats?

    I either use a bigger bowl than normal, or only cook it for one minute at a time, stir, repeat until I like the consistency. Yeah, more of a PITA than just putting it in for a few minutes and coming back, but it works. I have to do that with grits, too.
  • nickhinds88nickhinds88 Posts: 43Member Member Posts: 43Member Member
    Egg whites and coconut flour
  • Francl27Francl27 Posts: 26,391Member Member Posts: 26,391Member Member
    I usually use 3/4 of a cup of liquid for a serving of oats. And sometimes use protein powder to thicken it afterwards (Quest works for that, don't know about the others).
  • Jnny21Jnny21 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    More oats but you can add protein powder.
  • jm1420jm1420 Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
    I do one cup steel cut oat to 3 cups water (recipe calls for 4), because I like it thick and chewy. I use long cooking steel cut. It cooks for about 35 minutes and then I cool and put it in Tupperware and heat it with milk and frozen blueberries every day. Keeps for about 5/6 days.
  • mirapeerancemirapeerance Posts: 12Member Member Posts: 12Member Member
    Stirring and stirring, as well as a higher proportion of oats to water, over low heat makes it thicker and smoother. I like mine very thin, more like thick soup--1/2 cup oat bran to 2 1/2 cups water. Then I stirstirstir over very low heat to get it nice and smooth and add a bit of spinach or leftover cooked vegetables or leftover chopped meat or an egg...This is a high protein way to start the day. I also like to add tamari. Then I let it sit off the heat with a few more stirs for about 5 min.

    I live in Scotland where oats are a staple of the diet. Stirring is the Scottish secret to deliciousness....all the rest is eccentric. Oat bran is high protein/low carb and has more soluble fibre which is good for the heart. I don't like sugar in the morning hence the tamari (tastier than salt).
  • kellyjellybellyjellykellyjellybellyjelly Posts: 9,480Member Member Posts: 9,480Member Member

    He posts how he makes his oatmeal. This guy has a lot of fun looking oatmeal bowls.
  • gabrielcezarmmgabrielcezarmm Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    4llenramos wrote: »
    As the title says does anyone have a good oats to water ratio for thick oatmeal???

    Use xantham gum
  • Analog_KidAnalog_Kid Posts: 435Member Member Posts: 435Member Member
    Combine 1 cup of rolled oats with 1 cup of water. Microwave for 60 seconds, then stir. Microwave another 60 seconds. Stir again until thick and pasty!
  • katarina005katarina005 Posts: 227Member Member Posts: 227Member Member
    Longer you cook it, stir it will thicken. Also, let it stand covered after its finished it will thicken. Thats why if you leave in microwave it gets thicker.
    If you let it soak in water before cooking, it will shorten your cook time too.
  • GreenValliGreenValli Posts: 836Member Member Posts: 836Member Member
    Yes, besides adding the right amount of water, I add chopped raisins, cinnamon, and chopped walnuts to the oatmeal.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 8,425Member Member Posts: 8,425Member Member
    Xanthan gum.
  • amusedmonkeyamusedmonkey Posts: 9,998Member Member Posts: 9,998Member Member
  • katarina005katarina005 Posts: 227Member Member Posts: 227Member Member
    My mom sent me a recipe where they use some of the oats ground up and other part whole, and supposedly makes it thick and more creamy.
  • hesn92hesn92 Posts: 5,838Member Member Posts: 5,838Member Member
    I do half water, half milk. (following the instructions, so 1/2 c oats, 1/2 c water, 1/2 c milk) It's the perfect creamy consistency for me. I also add in half a mashed up banana, and some chopped nuts. (banana nut oatmeal!) Plenty thick. Steel cut tends to be thicker than old fashioned, but I personally hate steel cut oatmeal. I can't stand the consistency.
    edited March 11
  • slbbwslbbw Posts: 320Member Member Posts: 320Member Member
    1/2 cup oats 3/4 cup water 2 min in microwave.
  • Diatonic12Diatonic12 Posts: 4,152Member Member Posts: 4,152Member Member
    If it's just for me, I don't even cook it. ;) I just pour old fashioned oats in the bowl and add nut or regular milk to taste. Might add nuts and/or dried fruit, coconut flakes. I like your recipes, I'll try them for others. <3

    edited March 17
  • mary_lou_riosmary_lou_rios Posts: 34Member Member Posts: 34Member Member
    Yes follow the ratio for the serving I use 1 cup of almond coconut milk and 1/2 cup oats the almond milk adds a bit of sweet and I add chia seeds and almond butter and top with fruit - lots of natural fats but the healthy kind- filling and delish x2pv8wb7vbgt.jpeg

    This morning I added Sugar-Free chips instead - so yummy
    edited March 19
  • mullanphylanemullanphylane Posts: 70Member Member Posts: 70Member Member
    Let it cook a minute (or more) longer than the recipe calls for. This gives the oats time to absorb more liquid as well as increases the time available for evaporation. I use more oats or less liquid because I prefer the consistency of rolled oats without them being mooshy.
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