Any Happy Herbivore fans out there? It’s the only cookbook I’ve spent money on (why buy cookbooks when any recipe you could dream of is online already?), so I guess you could say I’m an avid supporter.
I had already tried a few recipes and was a proud Herbie, but then I tried the mac and cheese, and that sealed the deal. To be truthful, this isn’t a dead-ringer for cow’s milk cheddar, but I’m so obsessed with it and confidently claim that it’s better. If you’re a nutritional yeast fan, you’ll likely love this cheesy sauce.
Considering I already loved the cheese sauce, I knew this oatmeal would be fantastic. And yeah, it was. Creamy, cheesy, and overflowing with giant, emerald florets.
Not vegan? You could make your own cheese sauce. Just don’t ask me how. It’s not really my forte. 🙂
So, any fellow Herbies? If so, what’s your favorite recipe?
What you'll need:
- 1 serving broccoli florets
- 1 cup milk of choice, or water
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 rounded tbsp yellow miso paste
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- pinch of paprika
- pinch of turmeric (optional)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
- pinch of salt and pepper
How to make it:
- Steam broccoli and set aside.
- Mix milk (I used soy), nutritional yeast, miso paste, and spices until smooth and creamy in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Once the sauce is smooth, add oats, and continue to simmer.
- Once more of the liquid has absorbed, stir in broccoli and add salt and pepper. Stir.
- When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Add a splash of your milk of choice and any other additional toppings (fresh herbs, vegan parmesan, more nutritional yeast, red pepper flakes, avocado, etc.).
Just an FYI:
(Vegan cheese sauce adapted from Happy Herbivore).