Mar 02

Savory Steel Cut Oatmeal

By tarakemp

March 2, 2018

Did you know that oatmeal is just as delicious (if not even more) when eaten savory style?! Give this recipe a try for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. We think you'll be surprised to find just how much you like it.

(Photo by Nina Gelbke of Naturally Nina)

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yields: 3 servings


1 cup steel cut oats

1 cup shiitake mushrooms, chopped

1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

1/2 cup shredded zucchini

1/2 cup red onion, diced

1/2 tsp turmeric

1 tsp garlic powder

2 cups chopped spinach, swiss chard, or kale


1Place 1 cup steel cut oats + 3.5 cups water into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.

2After the oats have simmered for about 15 minutes, add all the remaining ingredients with the exception of the chopped greens. Cook for another 15 minutes.

3Stir in the chopped greens, and remove saucepan from heat.

4Optional - Top with any of the following: low-sodium salsa, freshly ground black pepper, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, or a sprinkle of nutritional yeast.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1.5 cups
Calories241.7 kcal
Protein9.4 grams
Total Fat3.8 grams
Total Carbohydrates46.9 grams
Dietary Fiber7.8 grams

About the Author

Tara Kemp is the Director of Nutrition Education at Mastering Diabetes. She has been active in the field of health and nutrition for many years, including working with Forks Over Knives, Engine 2, and Dr. Neal Barnard and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Tara has a bachelor's degree in Education from Bucknell University, a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell, and is a Certified Food For Life Instructor through the Physicians Committee.