Savory Steel-Cut Oats

Preparation info
  • Makes 5 cups ,


    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Kick Diabetes Cookbook

By Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina

Published 2018

  • About

Here’s a tasty twist on standard steel-cut oats. It makes an enticing breakfast for people who prefer savory over sweet. If you have a slow cooker, this recipe can cook overnight while you sleep and will be hot and ready when you wake up. Simply omit the greens and add them in the morning.


  • 3 cups (750 ml) water or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup (250


Put the water, onion, mushrooms, oats, bell pepper, optional tamari, optional garlic, and optional herbs in a large saucepan and stir to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, decrease the heat to low, cover, and cook for 25 minutes. Stir in the greens and beans and cook, stirring frequently, until heated through and the greens have softened, 2–3 minutes. Season with pepper to taste if