When cooked properly, oats aren't hard.. they're creamy with a bit of chew.
Or chewy with a bit of cream, depending on the oats.
Thing is, we can give you advice on what to eat & how to cook it but, like everything, it takes practice & experience. I baked many a loaf that would be perfectly at home mortared into a stone wall before being able to wake up on a Saturday morning, pull out the bread bucket & mix up the dough for a week's worth of loaves by feel.
Start with the basics. Soups & stews are pretty foolproof.