Almost Savory Breakfast Oats

Almost Savory Breakfast Oats/


Do you like oatmeal in the morning, but don’t always want to eat it with sweet fruit?

I started to feel that my oatmeal with cinnamon, blueberries and bananas was getting too sweet for my taste buds. So I experimented with different vegetables and this is what I came up with. At first the ingredients may sound a little bit odd, but give it a try and taste for yourself!

One serving

Prep Time: 10 minutes   Cook Time: 2 minutes



½ cup of rolled oats

¼  tsp. of ground turmeric

¼ cup of mashed baked sweet potato (I use Hannah or Japanese), optional

1 cup of shredded jicama

½ banana, peeled, and quartered

½ cup of frozen peas, thawed

1 ¼ cup (scant) boiling water

1 Tbsp. ground flax meal



  • The night before measure out rolled oats, add turmeric powder. Stir to combine
  • Add boiling water. Stir to combine. Let sit out on counter overnight.
  • Measure out frozen peas and let thaw out overnight. Shred jicama, cover and store in refrigerator overnight.
  • In the morning stir oatmeal. It should have thickened by now, but still be slightly watery. Add banana, peas, jicama, sweet potato and flaxmeal. Stir to combine.
  • Cook for 2 minutes in the microwave.
  • Enjoy!



Make sure that the jicama you are using is fresh and juicy. Most nights I use a box grater to grate the jicama. But you can also use your food processor. Just more to clean up!

If you don’t want to use a microwave, you can warm the oatmeal mixture up in a pot on the stove top.

I like my oatmeal really, really thick. Adjust liquid to your own preferences.


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