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Savory Oatmeal Base Recipe

  • Author: Alyssia Sheikh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Just like cooking regular oatmeal over the stove, but with a simple, savory twist!

Vegan | Vegetarian | Gluten Free* | Dairy Free | Nut Free

*Use certified gluten free oats for 100% gluten free.



7 cups broth (or broth diluted with water)

1 tsp salt, to taste (depending on how salty your broth is)

4 cups oats (rolled or quick-cooking)

Optional Flavorings:

drizzle of oil

2 tsp garlic, minced

½ cup chopped onions


  • Optional: In a pot over medium-high heat, drizzle oil and sauté onions and garlic until tender.
  • Pour broth (or broth diluted with water, instead of just water) into pot and add salt. Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, add oats, reduce heat to medium, and simmer uncovered—about 5 minutes for old-fashioned rolled oats, or 2-3 minutes for quick-cooking oats. (Cook time may also vary depending on the amount you’re cooking, as well as how thick or soupy you like your oats!)
  • Remove from heat, cover, and let sit for 2-3 more minutes.

Yields 8 cups cooked savory oatmeal.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup cooked oatmeal
  • Calories: 159
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 5g