Savory Steel Cut Oats Recipe

I am not a big fan of sweet breakfast, especially I do not like my oats to be sweet, that’s why I always search for new recipes. So, here is a delicious twist on hot steel-cut oats. Optional toppings might be pumpkin seeds, sunflower, hemp seeds, flax, chia or sesame seeds, nutritional yeast, sprouts, chopped green onions, parsley.


  • 3 cups water or broth
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats,
  • 1 small red pepper, chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
  • 1 tsp herbs such as basil, oregano, thyme, tarragon, or turmeric (optional)
  • black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • 2 cups chopped leafy greens (kale, collards, etc.)
  • 1 cup beans or chickpeas, cooked or canned


  1. Firstly, place water, onion, mushrooms, oats, red pepper, tamari, garlic, and optional herbs and pepper in a large pot.
  2. Secondly, stir, bring to a boil, then simmer on lowest heat for about 25 minutes.
  3. Stir in the greens and beans and warm through (2 to 3 minutes). Serve hot. Refrigerate leftovers to be warmed for another meal.

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