Savoury Oats is quite trendy at the moment. I first spotted a few recipes a good couple of years ago online and I was wondering if this will even catch on as a food trend. Most recently I noticed in the July issue of the Woolworths Taste Magazine a feature with some delicious savoury oats recipes.
I am sure that you also thought: “What the hell?” My idea of breakfast oats is that it is served with honey, nuts, cinnamon – sweet and decadent. So it is a bit of a mindf8ck. But let’s give it a bash!
This is actually very much like a buddha bowl. (Check out my recipe for a buddah bowl with roasted butternut chickpeas and curry yogurt from my blog “Life is Too Short to Eat Lettuce: Buddha Bowl)
Adding bits of goodness as you go along, and to your own taste – so there actually isn’t really a ‘recipe’ for savoury oats, but I think this is a good starting point for a good breakfast bowl.
I started with 1 cup of cooked oats, and topped it with fried bacon bits, mushrooms, a fried egg (with some Robertsons Smoky Brazilian Rub) and grated cheese.
Yes, that’s it – super easy huh?
You can actually add so many things – roasted peppers, pesto, tomatoes, fried onions, roasted butternut, etc.
Savoury oats can be an option for a light lunch or dinner. So will you be keen to try it? I must be honest, I enjoyed it – but it does take some getting used to (in my mind I still expected sweet breakfast oats). And I didn’t add enough salt to my oatmeal, which is totally my fault. Get the basics right Roelia! I am keen to try this again – would love to experiment with a few more ingredients/toppings. What would you add to your savoury oats dish?