Most mornings my breakfasts are sweet. There are days when I want something savoury in the morning, but I still want it to be hearty and filling. My go to breakfast in the morning is generally oats, because it healthy, filling, quick to prepare and you can flavour the oats in so many ways. So a few weeks ago it clicked to me" why not make your oats savoury?" I know the concept seems a bit out there, but trust me, the oats has a very creamy and velvety texture which makes any savoury oats taste so good!
Savoury oats reminds me so much of risotto, of course minus the rice and wine. So who wouldn't want to have risotto for breakfast? Plus you don't have to add cream or cheese to achieve that creamy texture the oats does all of that for you, with no extra calories added.
I generally prepare my oats in bulk for 4 servings, I will refrigerate the oats or freeze it and warm up a serving in the morning. Most recipes I read online for savoury oats cook the raw oats with the savoury ingredients. I prefer adding my savoury ingredients to my cooked oats. Each morning I can add different ingredients to create different flavours for my savoury oats.
Leave me a comment if you would like me to create more savoury oats ideas.
Creamy spinach and garlic savoury oats
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
1T/ 15ml oil
½ medium onion (finely chopped)
1 garlic clove (minced)
1t/ 5ml ginger (grated)
1t/ 5ml dried mixed herbs
1 vegetable or chicken stock cube
Black pepper to taste
3 handfuls of chopped spinach
3 cups/ 750ml cooked oats
In a pot heat oil and add in onion, garlic and ginger. Cook for 1 minute until onions are translucent and the ginger and garlic are fragrant.
Add in herbs, stock cube, pepper and spinach. Cook for 5-8 minutes until the spinach is cooked.
Add in your cooked oats, mix well and allow the oats to simmer for a few minutes to warm the oats through. If your oats is thick, add in water or milk to thin it out.
Serve the oats warm with a sprinkle of chopped spring onion or chives.
Why not try... replacing the spinach with mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, zucchini or green beans. Whatever vegetables you have laying in your fridge will work. You can even add in cooked chicken, beef, fried egg or vegan meats to make your oats meatier.
Note... cook your oats according to the package instructions, but do not add in salt. The stock cube has enough salt to flavour the oats. If you feel that the oats needs more salt, add in salt to oats after adding in the stock cube.
Ps: All weight loss starts in the kitchen...