This post is a long time coming. I have been making savory oatmeal for my boys for about 3 years. It is adapted from one of my favorite blogs, Happy Healthy Long Life. Whenever I bring this oatmeal to a potluck several people ask for the recipe. I love making a big batch of savory oatmeal and enjoying the leftovers for several meals. Preparing this oatmeal was one of the easiest ways to get vegetables into my kids for about two years. It was my youngest boy’s favorite food for over a year. The boys would eat it for breakfast lunch or dinner. I got out of the habit of making it for a few months when we first moved and sadly the kids are not as excited about it as they used to be. I still make a batch about once every two weeks. It is a great way to use up all of my greens and have a hearty side dish.
Over a year ago, before we moved to Santa Rosa, a couple of good friends helped shoot a video of me making the oatmeal. It was up to me to edit and upload the video. Since I have serious technical deficiencies I put off editing the video for months. But this video was always lurking in the back of my mind. I set a goal several times to complete the video but never completed it until today. Yay! It’s hard watching myself on video and I could edit and cut forever but then the video would never get done. So now I offer you my first ever video. Please be kind. I hope there will be many more and my editing skills will improve with each one. You have to start somewhere, right?
Recipe is below video.
Savory Oatmeal Recipe:
First, water sauté the following ingredients.
1 small onion*
2 cloves garlic*
2 cups of mushrooms (any kind you like)
1/3 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes (look for the un-sulfured kind)
4 cups of greens (kale, spinach, bok choy, swiss chard, etc…)
Then add the seasonings.
1 tablespoon of seasoning (tandoori or cajun or southwest)
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
1/2 teaspoon of chipotle powder (if you want to spice it up)
1/2 cup of lemon juice (optional, you can add at the end)
2 cups steel cut oats
4 cups water
1/2 cup of nutritional yeast
* You can use onion powder and garlic powder if you do not want to use fresh onion or garlic.
Stir frequently! Once it thickens it likes to stick to the bottom of the pot. The oatmeal could take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes to cook. The cooking time depends on the type of steel cut oats you use. Follow directions on the box.
Enjoy for breakfast, lunch or dinner!