Creamy “Cheesy” Savory Oats (Vegan, GF)

IMG_0238I had some serious doubts about savory oats but today I thought I would just go for it and see how they came out…

I must say that they were AWESOME! Why didn’t I start making these sooner??? Why didn’t anyone tell me about them?

To be honest, I didn’t ever think to make oats with savory flavors because sweet oatmeal as a breakfast food was almost a basic food group in my house growing up.

Then, I came across a photo of savory oats on Instagram and a lightbulb went off in my head. It was like WHY NOT??!??!

So I made these ridiculously yummy oats, tweaking the ingredients and measurements as I went along and the result was wonderful.

Here’s the recipe.

Creamy “Cheesy” Savory Oats

Ingredients (for 3 large servings)

  • 1 cup gluten free oats
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 1 cup button mushrooms sliced
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tsp miso paste
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 handful of arugula
  • sea salt


  • Bring the oats and water to a boil and then turn down heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed
  • In the meantime, heat a drop of olive oil in a pan and add the onions. Once the onions are translucent, add the sliced mushrooms and a pinch of salt and sauté until they are slightly browned and have shrunk significantly in size.
  • Whisk 1 tbsp of hot water with the tahini and the miso until it becomes a uniform paste. Add to the cooked oats and stir.
  • Add the onions and mushrooms to the oats mixture.
  • Finally, add the arugula and mix into the oats. The leaves will wilt from the heat.
  • Serve the oats in a bowl and top with fresh arugula and a little bit of olive oil.
  • Enjoy!


  1. Hi! Can’t you be my personal chef?! OK, so you live in Rome and I’m in WDC…minor detail. Everything looks so great and absolutely delicious! Shai wants to know what camera you use for your photography – food styling is excellent. I remember working on a commercial with the food stylist crimping the bacon with hair utensils – don’t have to worry about that! I’d buy your creations – next venture…xo


    • Hi! Thank you! Tell Shai I use my iPhone!!! Nothing special… Still perfecting my skills (food photography) but getting there! ❤️


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