Savory Steel Cut Oats For One

   

I attend an exercise boot camp three days a week. Whenever I get home I try to make it a point to eat something, even though I’m usually too worn out to want to prepare anything. Smoothies and shakes are an easy go-to fix for those mornings, but I’ve always been one to prefer savory breakfasts over sweet ones. While I have never been a fan of oatmeal, after I was introduced to steel cut oats I developed more of a tolerance for them. And that’s really all it was – a tolerance. Many mornings I would whip up a batch of sweet oatmeal with cinnamon and bananas, but it’s not really my thing. Then savory oatmeal came into my life and changed everything. I can honestly say I LOVE oatmeal when it’s prepared this way, and I never would have thought I’d say that I love oatmeal. The way I prepare it makes just enough for myself and has the good things I want after a workout, like protein and whole grain. Not to mention that it’s under 350 calories and is as easy to prepare as measure, stir, wait, and stir. Honestly this stuff is pretty fool proof and makes you feel like you’re eating a fancy pants risotto. That’s pretty cool if you ask me.

 

Savory Steel Cut Oats For One
Serves 1
Oatmeal with sausage and smoked cheese makes for a filling and simple breakfast.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup steel cut oats
  2. 1-1 1/2 cups vegetable stock (depending on how thick you like your oatmeal)
  3. 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  4. 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  5. 1 vegetarian sausage patty, cooked and chopped
  6. 1 oz smoked gouda, shredded
  7. 1/2-1 cup arugula or spinach
Instructions
  1. Bring stock to a boil then stir in oats and spices. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer uncovered for 20-25 minutes.
  2. Stir in chopped sausage, shredded cheese, and greens. Salt and pepper to taste then enjoy!
Calories
  1. 328
Variations
  1. You could use rolled oats in this recipe to dramatically cut down on the cooking time, but I think the steel cut oats provide a less “mushy” texture.
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