Hi, I’m Carolyn, and it has been zero days since my last hit of umami. This is always true.
This isn’t the first time I’ve posted a savory oatmeal recipe. And yet I feel the need to establish a circle of trust with you all when talking about such things. I want to feel the presence of a supportive community when making the sharp right turn from sweet to savory oatmeal. Even though plenty of people do it. Even though it’s so, so good. I feel like I need to ask you to trust me.
This quick recipe makes a single serving of savory oatmeal with minced shallots and baby spinach. Just combine all the ingredients in a small pot, let it simmer away for about five minutes, and your indulgent-seeming breakfast — a secret nutrition powerhouse — awaits.
Enjoy it. See you soon.
Savory Oatmeal with Shallots and Spinach
This quick, single-serving breakfast (or dinner!) packs a super-savory flavor punch and feels like a bit of a treat (if you're into that umami sort of thing, ahem). But in reality it's full of protein, complex carbs and leafy green goodness to fuel your bod.
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1 generous cup baby spinach leaves
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 1/4 cups good vegetable broth (this is my favorite by a long shot)*
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 hard- or soft-boiled egg, optional