Organic Rolled Oat Flakes


Organic BiologiqueOur organic Rolled Oat Flakes are high in iron, a high source of fibre, and sodium-free.  They are organic and non-GMO. Made in a nut and peanut free environment with no traces of soy or dairy. Milled in an oat-only facility.

Healthy Organic Rolled Oats

Old Fashioned Large Rolled Oat Flakes High In Iron And Fibre

Organic Rolled OatsOur organic Rolled Oats Flakes are high in unsaturated fats, yet are easy to store because they have a natural antioxidant that actually delays rancidity. Before the discovery of synthetic preservatives, commercial bakers often added a pinch of ground oatmeal to bread and cakes to stave off staleness. A package of oats should have a shelf-life of up to a year when stored in an air-tight container, and longer still if the temperature is moderately cool. These taste so good, however, that you will have eaten them long before then.

As well, to help the oats to retain all of their elements without spoiling quickly, the oat groats or kernels are lightly heated with steam to stabilize the enzyme lipases, which cause the breakdown of fats. This enables the oats to be stored at room temperature and also gives them a delicious, lightly toasted flavor.

To make Rolled Oat Flakes, the outer hull of the oat, which is not easily digested by humans, is removed then the groat is steamed and rolled flat. The process enhances the digestibility of the oats but does not destroy the enzymes or vitamins.

Although oats contain gliadin (a protein that contributes to the formation of gluten) we have many clients with gluten-sensitivities who are able to enjoy our oats. Our oats are milled in a dedicated, oat-only facility, meaning that our oats are free of contamination from other high gluten products such as wheat. However, we always recommend that you conduct your own trials to determine what foods are right for your specific condition and diet. You can read more about oats and gluten here.

Directions: Stir 1 cup of Rolled Oats into 2 or 3 cups of boiling water. Cook on low for 10 to 20 minutes. Stir frequently. Serves 2.

Chai Oatmeal

For those who love Chai tea and warm spices, try this flavorful twist on your regular oatmeal!

1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 teaspoons honey
1/8 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
3/4 cup Highwood Crossing Organic Rolled Oats
2 tablespoons oat bran

Pour the milk into a medium-sized saucepan. Add the salt and the spices, and whisk to blend them into the milk. Place the pan over medium heat. Just before the milk comes to a boil, lower the heat, and let the milk simmer, about 5 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and honey, and whisk until the honey dissolves.

Sprinkle in the oats and oat bran, and stir once or twice. Cover the pan, and leave it over low heat for about eight minutes, stirring occasionally. When the oatmeal has thickened to your liking, serve it hot, with a topping of chopped dried fruit or nuts.

Makes 2 servings