This hearty and satisfying savory oatmeal recipe is sure to become your new favorite breakfast – and maybe even lunch and dinner, too. Thank you to McCann’s Irish Oatmeal® for sponsoring this post!
Oatmeal is one of my absolute favorite breakfasts (and, let’s be honest, dinner on occasion), but lately I’ve been wanting to mix it up from the usual sweet oatmeal. Enter: savory oatmeal.
This recipe is incredibly easy and really delicious – you’ll feel like you’re having a decadent mushroom risotto for breakfast. It’s easy to reheat later, too – just store the base oatmeal in the fridge, then rehydrate with a splash of milk or water and pop it in the microwave when you’re ready to eat. Toppings are up to you, but clearly I recommend a runny yolk fried egg and a couple of my other faves, avocado and arugula. 🙂
The star of this recipe, though, is the oats! I used McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal, which I love because of its rich, nutty taste and stellar ingredient list – minimal processing, nothing added or artificial, just 100 percent whole grain Irish oats. Sweet! Steel cut oats are always a fun way to mix it up from rolled oats, too – such a nice chewy texture.
McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal has just earned its first Non-GMO Certification from the Non-GMO Project for three of its core products — Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal in the 28oz. Tin, Quick & Easy Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal in the 24 oz. Canister, and Quick Cooking Rolled Oats in the 16 oz. Box. You’ll see the “Non-GMO” label on the front!
This recipe is easy to throw together and would be a great one to make as a weekend breakfast and then enjoy the leftovers of through the week.
The first step is to sauté your onions, mushrooms, and garlic. Once they have softened, add the oatmeal and water, bring to a boil, then simmer for about 25 to 30 minutes. If you’re tight on time, feel free to use either the quick & easy steel cut oats or the quick cooking rolled oats I referenced above – they won’t take as long to cook! 🙂
Once the oatmeal is ready, add the toppings of your choice, salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy!
Here’s the full recipe. Let me know how you like it!
For the oatmeal
Toppings, for serving
Have you ever tried savory oatmeal before? What are your favorite toppings?
McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal has been warming the hearts, minds and souls of the most discriminating oatmeal lovers for more than 150 years. You can find McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal at a wide variety of retailers, including Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. To find where it is carried near you, click here. Want more McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal inspired recipes? They have a ton on their website.