Mix up your usual morning oatmeal with these cheesy, savory vegan oats! Plain oatmeal is a blank canvas, allowing you to build all kinds of flavors. I discovered this recipe a few years ago and it’s one of my favorites. Though savory oats may sound odd, they’re similar in flavor to cheesy grits and thicker in texture.
This recipe makes one serving. If you’re serving multiple people, feel free to multiply the recipe as needed. These oats can be boiled on the stovetop or cooked in the microwave, using rolled or quick oats. Using vegetable broth in this dish builds a more complex flavor, however water works just as well to make this dish a satisfying, savory breakfast.
½ cup rolled oats or quick oats
1 T nutritional yeast
1 T soy sauce
⅔ cup vegetable broth or water
1 Tsp chives
Add oats and vegetable broth or water to a large bowl.
Microwave the oats for 1- 2 minutes. The oats are cooked when they have absorbed the water or broth and are thick in texture.
Remove the bowl from the microwave and add the nutritional yeast and soy sauce. Stir the oats until all ingredients are incorporated.
Top the oats with chives and enjoy!
Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. Add the oats and reduce the stove to medium heat.
Cook the oats for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat when the oats have absorbed most of the water or broth and are thick in texture.
Add the nutritional yeast and soy sauce. Stir the oats until all ingredients are incorporated.
Top with chives and enjoy!