I’m not a huge fan of sweet oatmeal. Or sweet anything for that matter…
Growing up, my mom made me “Oatmeal Soup” as I called it. Basically it was oatmeal cooked in broth with a little extra liquid so it was soupy. This was seriously one of my favorite things to eat. Salty, and oh so tasty!
So I took this same principle and “poshed” it up a bit. Derek and I eat savory oatmeal on a fairly regular basis. I find oatmeal lends itself so well to a variety of flavors, but this is my favorite.
This recipe is for one serving.
- 1 cup bone broth, vegetable broth, or water
- 1/2 cup oatmeal (I like extra thick oats like these)
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- Dash of cayenne pepper
- Sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper (very important to activate turmeric’s anti inflammatory properties!)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil or butter
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- 1/4-1/2 avocado (sometimes I do a whole one depending on the current price)
- Sliced fresh tomatoes
- 1 egg fried or poached
- Nuts or seeds of your choosing (I seed cycle for fertility support)
- A sprinkle of celtic sea salt (for minerals)
- Combine broth, oatmeal, turmeric, cayenne, salt, black pepper, and olive oil or butter in a small sauce pan
- Bring to boil, lower to simmer and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened
- I don’t like mushy, over cooked oatmeal! Hate it actually. I basically cook my oats until just saucy. I like the chew.
- Stir in nutritional yeast then pour into a bowl
- Top with remaining ingredients and enjoy!
This is by no means the only toppings or flavorings you can put.
I’ve made it with chili powder, cumin, and tomato paste for more of a taco flavor.
This sounds like a super weird mix of ingredients. Derek was SO skeptical when I first served it to him. But seriously, just try it! It’s tangy, a little spicy, salty… It’s got that umami flavor they talk about… Seriously! Just try it!