Monday, February 3, 2014

Savory Oatmeal with Kale, Sweet Potato & Black Eyed Peas Recipe [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

I finally broke free from of my fruity comfort zone and branched out to savory oatmeal. Savory oatmeal is a great way to fit lots of veggies and protein into breakfast without doing the typical omelet or tofu scramble.

Keep reading for the recipe.

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Savory Oatmeal with Kale, Sweet Potato & Black Eyed Peas [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Total Time: 25 min
Serves: 4


  • 1 small onion
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 1 12 c sweet potato
  • 1 12 c chopped kale (I used frozen for convenience.)
  • 12 c black eyed peas (I used frozen.)
  • 1 c steel cut oats (gluten-free optional)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • sage
  • thyme
  • 2 12 c water + extra for sauteing 
  • olive oil


  1. Saute onion in 1-2 TBS of water in a large skillet over high heat. Cook until soft and translucent.
  2. Add garlic cloves. Saute for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add sweet potato, kale, and peas.
  4. Stir in seasoning. Add 2 1/2 cups water.
  5. Add oats and stir everything together.
  6. Reduce heat to medium low and cover.
  7. Cook for 15 minutes, stir occasionally.
  8. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil, freshly ground black pepper, and a sprinkle of sea salt.

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Plan To Eat

  • Using the same cooking method, make this with your favorite veggies and seasonings. Get inspired by the savory oatmeal recipe roundup at The Kitchn. 
  • Leave out the beans and serve with a poached egg or tofu over. 
  • Nuts can be used in place of beans too. 

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1 comment:

  1. I've been wanting to try savory oatmeal for SO long. I'm glad I finally
    tried it! What other savory ways do you enjoy oatmeal? I wanna try more!

    Zespri New Zealand Kiwi fruit



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