Savory Oatmeal with Vegetables (Vegan)

Packed full of healthy vegetables, this Savory Oatmeal is quick, simple and delicious – the perfect breakfast! It’s also vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

a bow of savory oatmeal with vegetables

A BREAKFAST BOWL THAT TICKS ALL THE BOXES

Oatmeal is the ultimate breakfast for any day. It can be enjoyed hot or cold, and it’s healthy, quick and cheap. While many tend to think of oatmeal as a sweet breakfast (like these Overnight Oats, for example), did you know that you could make your oatmeal a savory dish?

Savory oatmeal is very satisfying and comforting. In my opinion, its saltiness makes it taste more like real food than sweet oatmeal. If you want to include oats in your diet but aren’t a fan of sweet breakfast, or need a change from the traditional sweet toppings, you’ll love this savory oatmeal with vegetables. And, of course, the fact that it takes just 15 minutes to cook.  Very manageable in the morning!

WHAT’S IN THIS SAVORY OATMEAL?

This savory oatmeal recipe uses rolled oats because they cook fast enough and hold their shape pretty well. However, you can use instant oats if you already have them. Note that the texture will be different.

As for vegetables, you’ll need asparagus, kale and shiitake. Each of these vegetables offers a different texture and flavor, but they’re all delicious. Then, there’s the garlic and salt that makes this dish as tasty and satisfying as it is.

A GREAT WAY TO INCREASE YOUR DAILY FIBER INTAKE

Oats are very nutritious and a good source of carbs and fiber themselves. But rolled oats with asparagus, kale and shiitake – that’s gonna take your fiber intake game to a whole new level. If you can get your greens in early in the morning, there’s no reason not to, right? Fiber is great for your digestive system and definitely going to keep you full until lunch.

two bowls of savory oatmeal with vegetables

SUITABLE FOR MANY DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

This savory oatmeal is dairy free, gluten free, vegan and vegetarian – making it a great choice for anyone cooking for a family with a variety of dietary requirements.

For those who want some extra protein, you can top this oatmeal with a fried/boiled egg. If you feel you need meat, you can add some chicken (or any type of meat you want) after the garlic is fragrant and cook it before you add the vegetables.

two bowls of savory oatmeal with vegetables

PRO TIP

You want to add the asparagus once the oats reach your desired texture and consistency so that it remains crunchy.  Adding it too early will make it soft.

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Savory Oatmeal with Vegetables (Vegan) Recipe

a bow of savory oatmeal with vegetables

Packed full of healthy vegetables, this Savory Oatmeal is quick, simple and delicious – the perfect breakfast! It’s also vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

  • Author: Cooking with Nart
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
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Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1 cup chopped shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped asparagus
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and saute the garlic and stir until fragrant.
  2. Add the kale and mushrooms and stir for 2 minutes or until the kale is wilted.
  3. Add water and oats and bring to a simmer, stirring frequently.
  4. Once the oats reach your desired texture and consistency, add the asparagus and stir for another minute.
  5. Season with salt to taste and serve.

Notes

Asparagus should be added when the oats reach your desired texture and consistency so that it remains crunchy.

Keywords: savory oatmeal, oatmeal breakfast bowl

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Jere Cassidy
    January 13, 2020 at 12:14 am

    I have never had savory oatmeal, this looks amazing with the mushrooms, asparagus and kale. What a nice and hearty dish.

    • Reply
      Nart
      January 13, 2020 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks so much! You should definitely try it 🙂

  • Reply
    Raquel
    January 22, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    I love the idea of adding veggies to oatmeal. Mainly because I had never heard of it until you shared this recipe!

    • Reply
      Nart
      February 9, 2020 at 8:47 pm

      Thank you so much, friend!

  • Reply
    Beth
    January 22, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    I much prefer a savory breakfast to a sweet one and know I’d enjoy this very much! (I can’t get anyone else in my family interested, though, so I’m going to try a half batch.)

    • Reply
      Nart
      February 9, 2020 at 8:45 pm

      Hope you enjoy it!

  • Reply
    Ang
    January 22, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    I love how unique this is, I have never heard of savory oatmeal.

    • Reply
      Nart
      February 9, 2020 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks! It’s really good 🙂

  • Reply
    Simone
    January 23, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    I’ve never had a savory oatmeal for breakfast… this looks really delicious!

    • Reply
      Nart
      February 9, 2020 at 8:44 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    Sonila
    January 23, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Wow a savory oatmeal recipe, love this mix with vegetables and flavors. Have to try it! Plus, it’s vegan!!

    • Reply
      Nart
      February 9, 2020 at 8:43 pm

      You have to! 🙂

  • Reply
    Jacqueline Debono
    January 23, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    This is such a great way to start the day. I much prefer savoury breakfasts to sweet!

    • Reply
      Nart
      February 9, 2020 at 8:43 pm

      Thanks! Same here!

  • Reply
    Lathiya
    January 27, 2020 at 3:45 am

    This oatmeal sounds a hearty, wholesome meal. With the nutritious vegetables and fibre rich oats. Can’t miss this one.

    • Reply
      Nart
      February 9, 2020 at 8:43 pm

      Thank you!

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