Savory Oats & Other Breakfast Ideas

Savory Oats with Butternut Squash, Cilantro, Kale and Salsa
Savory Oats with Butternut Squash, Cilantro, Kale and Salsa

Pairing oats with anything other than blueberries or bananas may seem odd to a lot of folks.  My husband in particular said: leave MY oatmeal alone! This after I told him what I was doing this morning.  I made his standard breakfast, his favorite, then set out to make mine.

Simply stir in to your regular oatmeal:

  • 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast to make them cheezy
  • 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash’s table blend
  • top with the toppings of your choice. Today I used:
  • cubed butternut squash
  • cilantro
  • kale
  • salsa

You can add broccoli, diced peppers or any other veggie you like.  Use your imagination!  We love ‘farmer bowl’ type breakfasts that are loaded with things like hash browns and veggies – so the variation on the morning oatmeal is done with those bowls in mind.  We once had an amazing breakfast bowl at St Francis Fountain in San Francisco.  It was called the Nebulous Potato Thing.  We make a really healthy variation of it now as well.  It’s great for dinner or breakfast.

The Nebulous Potato Thing - at St Francis Fountain in San Francisco - the week before we started Engine 2.
The Nebulous Potato Thing – at St Francis Fountain in San Francisco – the week before we started Engine 2. This one was loaded with earth balance and soy cheese and fried in oil.

The base for our healthy version of the Nebulous Potato Thing is shredded potatoes, mixed veggies, red peppers, and kidney beans.  We then top it with green onions, salsa, cilantro and now and then avocado.

The rainbow hash browns we use as the base fo our healthy version of the Nebulous Potato Thing.
The rainbow hash browns we use as the base for our healthy version of the Nebulous Potato Thing.
One variation of tofu scramble for breakfast
One variation of tofu scramble for breakfast – multi- color potatoes with spinach, peppers and mushrooms
another tofu scramble variation
another tofu scramble variation – peppers, corn, black beans and potatoes.

So use your imagination when it comes to breakfast – think outside the cereal box and get unconventional!

One thought on “Savory Oats & Other Breakfast Ideas”

  1. I have been needing some new ideas for breakfast here in Senegal!! These are perfect and can not wait to see what else I can find here to add to these!! :)

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