Jalapeno Popper Savory Oatmeal [Guest Post]

This recipe is the final of three savory recipes that won the Savory Oatmeal Contest. In case you missed them, here are Sarah’s Curried Pumpkin Basil Oatmeal and Lyndsey’s BBQ Sweet Potato Oatmeal.

My name is  Joz Lee. Short story: When I got married, I did not know how to cook. My husband was a good cook and  I learned from him. Then we traveled to different states and countries; wherever we traveled, I was involved in learning and participating in the FOOD. Then I had a chance to take a nutrition course and got certified. After that I fell in love  with food. I find a new recipe and I follow it to a ‘T,’ and then I improvise, change, and often don’t measure out the ingredients!  It almost always comes out perfectly.

Jalapeno Popper Oatmeal 1

I fell in love with oatmeal and started making my own oatmeal every day for breakfast. I  like savory ones better.  For my own oatmeal, I cook the oatmeal just in water.  Then I add all sort of ingredients from all types of cuisines: Asian, Greek, Italian, Mexican. Currently,  I’m trying to figure out how to create a Polish Mushroom & Sauerkraut and Cabbage . . .   This will be fun as I’m from Poland.

Jalapeno Popper Oatmeal

Hope  you  enjoy my  recipe!

Jalapeno Popper Savory Oatmeal [Guest Post]

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup quick cook steel cut oats
  • 2 tbsp of cream cheese (vegan or not)
  • 1/2 a jalapeño, deseeded chopped (adjust quantity for your taste preferences)
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (vegans, try Daiya)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tsp parmesan cheese (vegans, try Go Veggie)
  • pinch of salt
  • toasted breadcrumbs for topping (I toasted in a toaster oven while the oatmeal was cooking)

How to make it:

  1. Bring liquid to a boil and stir in oats.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer until it starts to thicken, between 5-10 minutes.
  3. When you’re pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, add cream cheese, jalapeño, cheddar, garlic powder, salt, and parmesan cheese. Mix all together. (You could reserve some of these ingredients for topping, as pictured.)
  4. Transfer to a bowl and top with toasted bread crumbs!

Just an FYI:

I had shitake unBacon left over from dinner so I added it to my bowl. Recipe here.


Jalapeno Oatmeal Finished

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

3 Responses to Jalapeno Popper Savory Oatmeal [Guest Post]

  1. Christine says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe, Joz Lee! It looks delicious. I must be learning to cook the way you did. I try to make recipes as directed the first time, and then adjust to my preferences when I make them again.

  2. Janelle says:

    Now THIS looks like an awesome recipe, wow! My hubby loves any dish with heat, I think he’ll go bananas if I make this one for him! 🙂

  3. This sounds like something interesting and delicious! Amazing photos!

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