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Chia Seed Oatmeal

This deliciously chewy, seedy and delightfully doughy recipe for chia seed oatmeal is simple to make and will leave you feeling satisfied for hours thanks to fiber-rich chia seeds, flax seeds and hemp seeds. 

chia seed oatmeal

When I was pregnant with Rhett back in 2020, we spent a couple weeks in Florida at my parents’ place during the summer. It was a summer filled with lots of beach and pool time, lizard catching, family fun and OATMEAL. My parents eat a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast most mornings and my mom has perfected a recipe for the best chewy, seedy, deliciously satiating bowl of oatmeal around. I cannot tell you how many bowls of her super seed chia seed oatmeal I ate that summer.

chia seed oatmeal

Back in the summer of 2020, I was ginormously pregnant and in a weird phase of pregnancy where I started to feel almost apathetic toward food. It was no longer making me nauseous (thank goodness) but it didn’t excite me like it usually does which bummed me out. And then this oatmeal entered the picture. What in the world!? How is it that a bowl of oatmeal made me excited about breakfast again!? I’ve made oatmeal for years but my mom’s super seedy oatmeal was different. It was chewy and doughy and overflowing with so many seeds — chia, flax, hemp — and I was in heaven.

chia seed oatmeal

The chia seed oatmeal was also the perfect vehicle for whatever toppings I was feeling that day. Brown sugar? Heck yesss. Fresh berries? Sign me up! A drizzle of creamy nut butter? Of course. A touch of sweetness from maple syrup or honey? I’m in!

chia seed oatmeal

When we found ourselves in Florida for a month again this summer, the super seed chia seed oatmeal entered my life again and when I asked my mom if she would mind sharing the recipe with me, she was kind enough to measure everything out. She said she initially got the recipe from a Jazzercise friend but now just eyeballs everything and no longer had the exact recipe so this is my mom’s version and it’s our family’s favorite!

Here’s what you need to make a giant 6-cup batch of chia seed oatmeal:

  • Thick cut oats: Regular oats will work but thick cut are where it’s at if you love a chewy, thick, extra doughy bowl of oats!
  • Chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds: ALL THE SEEDS
  • Dried cranberries or raisins: To give the oats just the right amount of sweetness!
  • Brown sugar (optional): I typically wait to add any sweetness to my oatmeal until after the oats are cooked (I’ll sometimes sprinkle a little brown sugar on top) but you may add it into the recipe if you like a sweeter bowl of oatmeal.

Chia seed oatmeal is a great one to prep on a Sunday night and keeps well in the fridge all week long for easy weeknight breakfasts. Whenever I polish off a bowl of chia seed oatmeal I love feeling like I’m giving my body a bowl of the GOOD STUFF to start the day! I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

Chia Seed Oatmeal

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chia seed oatmeal

Chia Seed Oatmeal


  • Author:
    Julie

  • Prep Time:
    5 minutes

  • Cook Time:
    5 minutes

  • Total Time:
    10 minutes

  • Yield:
    6 cups oatmeal 1x

  • Category:
    breakfast, oatmeal

  • Method:
    stove top

  • Cuisine:
    American


Description

This deliciously chewy, seedy and delightfully doughy recipe for chia seed oatmeal is simple to make and will leave you feeling satisfied for hours thanks to fiber-rich chia seeds, flax seeds and hemp seeds.


  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups extra thick cut rolled oats (regular oats will also work but thick cut make it extra chewy!)
  • 1/2 cup hemp hearts
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseeds
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup dried cranberries (or raisins)
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon brown sugar


Instructions

  1. Bring four cups water to a boil in a large pot.
  2. Add oats, hemp hearts, flax seeds, chia seeds, dried cranberries and brown sugar (if using) to the boiling water and mix over high heat for one minute, stirring regularly.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to sit and cool a bit as it thickens. (The mixture will grow a bit and you’ll have about 6 cups of super seedy oatmeal.)
  4. Serve with milk, almond milk or yogurt and top with your favorite toppings. Refrigerate leftovers in an air-tight container.


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