Something Savoury

I’ve always been curious about the whole savoury oatmeal craze. In theory, I could see how it would work – oats are just a grain, so why not turn them into a savoury dish? Yet at the same time, my brain just felt it was so wrong. How could I give up my sweet morning oats when they are just so darn good? I had seen many variations on savoury oats, but none of them compelled me to try them.

Until I saw Angela from Oh She Glows whip up some cheezy savoury oat goodness.

Yes, cheezy – because they involve using nutritional yeast to give a cheese-like flavour. Just so happens I have some nutritional yeast, and never really know what to do with it. Now I had the perfect solution! I just had to wait for a night when I was on my own to create dinner.

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Of course, I did have to put my own spin on things. I mixed up the seasonings, and simplified the toppings, and added some corn to the mix. And they weren’t vegan, since we only had regular milk.

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My seasonings of choice were garlic, dill, parsley, and black pepper, to go along with the vegetable bouillon and turmeric in the recipe. Topped only with some ripe avocado.

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These definitely give you a creamy, decadent bowl of oats. It’s reminiscent of risotto really. Even with the 1 tbsp of nutritional yeast in Angela’s recipe, I didn’t quite find the “cheeze” flavour strong enough for me – I think I’d up the nooch next time. And there will be a next time.

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I would like to give cheezy broccoli oats a try sometime – I bet it would be a great combination. Or even go a more traditional risotto (risottoats?) route with mushrooms. Mmmm. But I’m glad I tried out some savoury oats. Not only do I have a great use for nutritional yeast, but I have another quick, filling dinner option at my fingertips! Go out there and make your own 😀

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6 Comments on “Something Savoury”

  1. March 19, 2010 at 2:52 pm #

    I looooove savory oats! I’ve only had mine with a veggie burger and hot sauce but this version sounds delish!

  2. March 19, 2010 at 3:12 pm #

    I was afraid to try savory oats too…but once I did, I developed a slight addiction to them! Broccoli-cheese is one of my favorite combos too.

  3. March 20, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    I’ve been wondering about these savory oats things as well. hmmm. Maybe I’ll have to give it a try. I do need some nutritional yeast, then I’ll have it for popcorn too. 🙂

  4. March 20, 2010 at 5:31 pm #

    I would agree that savoury oats are really good. I don’t know why I don’t make them more often…

  5. March 20, 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    Savoury oats are da bomb. As a matter of fact, I had them for dinner tonight! As an even cooler matter of fact, I specifically had the nooched up oats as well! I added a BIG heaping spoonful of the cheesy good stuff and topped it with hummus and salsa. Seriously savoury oats rule. I always do them at dinner though, morning has got to be oats and sweet!

  6. March 21, 2010 at 4:21 pm #

    I have never thought of a cheesey type oats for dinner. But this looks delish! I want to try that now=)

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