Oatmeal is a staple in the breakfast pantry and a great source of fiber. You can top it with anything from berries to nuts. Want to learn how to take your oatmeal game to the next level? Try making savory oats! Don’t worry, we went into the Food Monster App for you and found 15 unique and fun savory oat recipes to try for tomorrow’s breakfast, lunch, and even dinner to celebrate National Oats Month!
1. Eggplant and Carrot Oat Stack
Need a bit of whimsy to your dinner? This Eggplant and Carrot Oat Stack fits the bill — it’s delightful, filling, and unique. The easy carrot oat patties are made from rolled oats combined with carrot juice and savory spices like smoked paprika and thyme. The eggplant is perfectly roasted and paired with tender zucchini and a tomato hoisin sauce. Then, there are carrot fries on the side for dipping in sauce. Yum!
2. Black Bean, Tempeh, and Oat Burgers
This Black Bean, Tempeh, and Oat Burger is a hearty, plant-based patty at its finest! Black beans, tempeh, and oats are combined, seasoned with garlic and nutritional yeast (among other things) and then baked until firm. Apart from being delicious, they are also freezer-friendly, so go ahead and make a big batch!
3. Savory Kale Oatmeal Cups
Oatmeal is a favorite breakfast for most of us, and sneaking the green into this whole grain makes it a hearty breakfast or brunch. What’s a better combo? Try making these Savory Kale Oatmeal Cups!
4. Masala Oatmeal
With flavorful spices and tender vegetables blending in, you won’t believe these Masala Oats can kick start your day in such a delicious and unique way.
5. Chinese Oatmeal
Have you ever imagined eating oatmeal with chopsticks? It’s so much fun! After discovering this Chinese Oatmeal recipe you’ll want to try all sorts of new and creative ways to get your oats in!
6. Mushroom Steel Cut Oatmeal Risotto
There’s more than one way to get your daily dose of oats! This Mushroom Steel Cut Oatmeal Risotto has the perfect al dente texture and has a b vitamin boost from the nutritional yeast. Don’t forget oats are good for heart health and your blood sugar!
7. Savory Oatmeal Lentil Taco Bowl
Step up your savory breakfast game with this Savory Oatmeal Lentil Taco Bowl. A blend of red lentils and rolled oats create something similar to a ground beef and they’re spiced up with taco seasoning. Once you’ve made your oats, you can top the bowl with the same items you would use to top a taco. The best part about eating your tacos in bowl form is that you can add as many toppings as you want, without worrying about it fitting it into a tortilla.
8. Savory Mushroom Oats
A hearty recipe perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This meaty, Savory Mushroom Oats recipe is easy to make, uniquely delicious, and low in fat. The perfect combination for a healthy, warm meal on a cold day.
9. Savory Oatmeal Pancakes With Coconut Peanut Chutney
This recipe for Savory Oatmeal Pancakes With Coconut Peanut Chutney is simple, easy, delicious, and super-filling — a great alternative to store-bought breakfast! Oat and semolina pancakes spiced with chili powder are topped with savory tomato, onion, fresh green chili, and a sprinkling of cilantro for a unique breakfast experience.
10. Healthy Spelt, Oats, Chia, and Flax Seed Crisps
These Healthy Spelt, Oats, Chia, and Flax Seed Crisps are a nice change from the store-bought kind. Made with three different types of seeds, spelt flour and rolled oats, they’re good for you and are high in fiber. To make these crisps you don’t need a dehydrator, just a basic oven, a rolling pin and a baking sheet. They taste great alone or you can enjoy them with dips, soups or as hors d’oeuvres topped up with your favorite savory foods.
11. Oat Lentil Loaf With Tomato Glaze
This Oat Lentil Loaf With Tomato Glaze is a hearty, wholesome, and healthy meal that is far better than any old meatloaf. The tomato glaze recipe is made with just 3 simple ingredients; ketchup, yellow mustard, and brown sugar. Even picky eaters will love this sauce on top of your lentil loaf!
12. Black Bean Meatballs With Tomato Coconut Sauce
These Black Bean Meatballs With Tomato Coconut Sauce pic are made with oats and are full of umami flavor and protein! They are paired with a creamy sweet yet savory tomato and coconut milk based sauce that has a surprising crunch from cashews and carrots with bursts of sweetness from the raisins. Serve this recipe over a bed of rice or your grain of choice and you’ve got a showstopper on your hands.
13. Salchichas: Spanish Oat and Protein Sausages
Making your own meatless sausages at home has never been easier, thanks to this delicious recipe. Made from oats, vegetable protein, and a blend of savory spices, these Salchichas are deceptively meaty and delicious. Once done, they’re ready to be thrown on the grill at your next barbecue or you can freeze them for an easy weeknight dinner.
14. Lentil Loaf With Cauliflower Mash
This Lentil Loaf With Cauliflower Mash is filled with carrots, celery, oats, lentils topped with creamy cauliflower mash. and warm gravy… You couldn’t get a more perfect lentil loaf! It will instantly become a favorite in your household. So, don’t let the steps scare you away. We promise you, it’s easy, it’s delicious, and it’s oh-so-comforting as we get further into this wonderful fall season. If you prepare it on a lazy weekend afternoon, then all you have to do it reheat and eat!
15. Spinach Tofu Burgers
This recipe is a single batch, but feel free to double it and freeze your burgers to have on hand for a quick meal. The mix in these Spinach Tofu Burgers addresses the veggie burger texture dilemma thanks to the addition of mushrooms and oats.<
Never have boring oatmeal again, try something new and exciting so you can eat it all day long! It’s good for you, after all. We have tons of feel-good recipes, all which can be found on our Food Monster App. With over 10,000 recipes and new recipes being added daily, you won’t be running out of ideas anytime soon. It’s available on iPhone and Android so you can conveniently have it with you everywhere you go. Check it out!
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