Savory Cuban Oatmeal
This recipe creation & post has been sponsored by Quaker. All opinions are 100% my own.
When Quaker Oats invited me to Chicago for the Quaker Gluten Free Blogger Summit I really had no huge oatmeal expectations. Up to that point I was all about oatmeal for breakfast, and in baking but my eyes were opened to savory oatmeal! I guess I had never thought about combining oatmeal in savory dishes and meals.
Quaker asked me to come up with a recipe using their new Quaker Gluten Free Quick 1-Minute Oats. I came home and started experimenting right away! After adding a few of my favorite ingredients to the pot, I made this Savory Cuban Oatmeal one day for lunch and fell in love!
I pulled out my new Quaker Gluten Free Quick 1-Minute Oats and all of my other ingredients. I used canned black beans this time but you can use left overs if you have made them recently. I love this Crockpot Black Beans recipe.
In a 2 quart or larger sauce pan sauté the peppers, onions, and garlic in 1 tbsp of olive oil. Just until the onions are translucent. Takes about 3-5 minutes.
Pour in the Chicken stock, oats, and black beans. Stir. I also added in about a tsp of balsamic vinegar. This adds and authentic flavor to this dish that can’t be beat! It only takes 1 minute until it is ready!
Once the oats are finished, spoon into a bowl and top with some more diced onion. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. This bowl is so full of flavor and incredibly filling. It is the perfect gluten free lunch! Plus it gets bonus points for being meat free too! It is a great way to fuel your day whether this is lunch or a quick dinner!
Savory Cuban OatmealPrint Recipe
- 1 Cup Quaker Gluten Free Quick 1-Minute Oats
- 1 3/4 Cup Chicken Stock or Broth
- 1/4 diced green pepper
- 1/2 cup diced onion divided
- 1 cup of canned black beans rinsed and drained
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- In a 2 quart or larger sauce pan sauté green pepper, 1/4 cup of onion, and garlic in olive oil until onion is translucent.
- Pour in the chicken stock, vinegar, beans, and oats. Stir. Cook for 1 minute over medium heat stirring occasionally.
- Spoon into a bowl and top with additional diced onions as desired.
You can learn more about Quaker’s Gluten Free Oats and the process behind them in my post about the Quaker Gluten Free Blogger’s Summit!
Plus download this FREE Oatmeal Recipe Booklet with tasty recipes from the other Quaker Gluten Free Recipe Bloggers.
Quaker is providing one A Few Short Cuts reader with a wonderful Quaker Gluten Free Recipe Inspiration Kit (Valued at approximately $60)! It will include…
- A Chic tote bag, perfect for grocery shopping
- A Custom “Love Oatmeal” Spoon
- An apron to wear while making your own Oat-inspired dishes
- The perfect portable microwavable oatmeal bowl
- Quaker Gluten Free Oats (Quaker Quick 1-Minute Standard Oats – 18 oz Canister, Quaker Instant Gluten Free Oatmeal in both Original & Maple Brown Sugar Flavors)
Quaker is providing the prizes of this program at no cost to me. This program is not administered by Quaker or its affiliates, but solely by A Few Short Cuts.
How to Enter
Leave a comment on this post telling me what unique oatmeal mix-ins you would like to try!
Giveaway will end January 15th at 11:59 pm est. Winner will be notified via email.
I’d like to try blueberries and strawberries.
I always add applesauce, That The oatmeal warms iot up and it tastes so good on a cold morning. It doesn’t hurt that our kids always have applesauce in the fridge. My mix-ins are usually limited to that. I think butterscotch chips would be a great thing to add as well. It would be like an oatmeal scotchie.
I would love to mix in cranberries and nuts into mine. I love oatmeal for breakfast and I would have never thought to mix a savory oatmeal. Great giveaway!
I love adding Chia or Flax Seeds, Dried Fruits, and Cocoa Powder or cinnamon to my oatmeal to jazz it up!
I would like to try onions , peppers and chicken stock in mine. It sounds interesting.
I can’t even think of one. So today I am going to make your recipe. I don’t eat meat, so I look for extra protein everywhere. I just don’t eat meat because of my love for animals, and have signed so many petitions to stop the abuse. I will use veggie stock, and I’ll let you know how that turns out.
This sounds delicious! It has never occurred to me to make a savory oatmeal. I almost feel like “Duh!” I usually add dried fruit like apricots and figs with a sprinkle of coconut sugar
@Amanda, My husband reminded me that he puts peanut butter in his.
I don’t think I have ever had savory oatmeal, I usually like fruits in my oatmeal, but it might be interesting to mix in somefinely chopped ham with some pineapple and some coconut on top and call it a breakfast oatmeal
I had never thought of oatmeal as part of a savory meal, but that sounds really good! I would like to try your recipe, but add some green chili to it. Green chili makes everything taste good!
I want to try almonds and cherries
I would mix in fresh strawberries with a little cream and a few walnuts.
I would mix in peaches and hemp seeds
I like to add either jam, honey or maple syrup and top with fruit like banana’s and strawberries.
I would like to try,bacon,sunny side up egg & honey and apple cubes!
I would like to try cheese, tomatoes, and onions!
I don’t get too crazy with it. Chocolate chips and banana works for me.
I am wondering if roasted peppers and garlic would be good?
I would like to try peanut butter and jelly to my oatmeal.
I would love to try, peaches, strawberries and bananas.
I am intrigued! I have never tried peanut butter in my oatmeal I think it may be a nice addition to the chopped apples and bananas that I usually add.
I have never even thought to add green peppers. This looks amazing and I bet it tastes incredible. I am thinking since you were able to do this perhaps we could add in some ham or even sun dried tomatoes. Now I am eager to do some testing;)
I just love savory oatmeal dishes and this one looks incredible! Can’t wait to try it!
I would like to add blueberries and almonds. Maybe a tad of yogurt would be nice too!
This dish is very attractive. I will cook for my family and try it. Thank you
I’d like to try maple syrup and crumbled bacon.