Ate My Words, and Ate Savory Oats

Hey guys! Happy Friday in t-minus three hours (at least here in the central time zone.):D

Don’t know about you guys, but I am SO ready for the weekend. I had a full week at the office, and then had clients to train every night this week (including tomorrow night!!) Plus the usual morning gym routine. It will all be worth it. Just gotta keep reminding myself that. And that this crazy schedule is only temporary. Luckily I’m pretty good at adapting. I do pretty well with a clear schedule and with a hectic one!

Tonight when I got home, I was SUPER hungry, but wasn’t sure what to make. I just wanted some comfort food and I wanted it fast.

Then it came to me, the craving. The craving I never thought I would ever have…

Savory Oats!

Whenever I’ve seen this on blogs, my stomach would turn. I fancy my oats with a banana, flax, stevia…well, you know 😉 I was afraid if I ever tried savory oats that I would hate them and it would ruin my liking for oats all together, thus ruin my most favorite breakfast ever!

But, like I said, the craving came a knocking, so I answered.

I answered with my very own bowl of savory oats!

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I just made my usual stove top oats, but instead of sweetening them up, I used:

  • 1 c. almond milk
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1/2 c. oats
  • 1/2 t. sea salt
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 3 T. nutritional yeast
  • 1 T. flax
  • 1/3 c. frozen, shelled edamame

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I just cooked together the first seven ingredients until the oats were done cooking, then stirred in the edamame at the end. And at last minute, I decided to add a couple heated up some Quorn Chick’n nuggets and added them on top:

 

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Surprisingly…VERY surprisingly, it worked! It was so delicious and creamy and filling! I had a side of chopped veggies and hummus alongside, but I couldn’t even finish them!

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I’ve always said I doubt I’d ever try savory oats for the reasons I mentioned above, alas I ate savory oats, and thus I ate my words 😉 I’m sure glad I did, too. I forsee experimenting with many different combinations of flavors for this dish!

 

Have you tried savory oats before? Or are you a sweet-oats-only type of oats eater? I never thought I would, but I did!