Horse Chow

Helen said that this was a staple in their home. I’m not sure if it would be in ours. We are going to try it tonight, and I’ll let you know what we thought.

I did not care for it as is. I mixed in some maple syrup and put it over yogurt. That was much better!

Greek yogurt with maple syrup horse chow

Horse Chow

This recipe is on page 88 in Helen Nearing's Simple Food for the Good Life
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American


  • 4 cups rolls oats whole oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil add more if needed


  • Mix all ingredients together
  • Eat in a wooden bowl with wooden spoons


The recipe doesn’t say to let set for any amount of time. I let ours set 1/2 hour.
Keyword Oats, olive oil, raisins, salt

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