This post was updated on December 14, 2014.
I always thought this recipe was “pretty good,” but I became quite fond of it over the summer of 2014 when I moved into my new apartment and did not have a working stove (ugh). I was also only there for a few days before flying to Minnesota, so I didn’t want to invest in many groceries. Thus, my go-to meal twice a day was a very plain pizza porridge made in the microwave.
It was pretty much just oatmeal, marinara, two florets of broccoli (I was trying to make the crown last for the entire week), and some Daiya. You would think a week of that would be sickening, but instead, it strengthened my love for it. I now make this fairly regularly!
I used to just top this oatmeal with nutritional yeast, but I’ve recently acquired a taste for Daiya mozzarella shreds (just don’t give me the cheddar…). Although I know fake meats and cheeses aren’t the healthiest of foods, but they’re so fun to experiment with from time to time.
This recipe can be customized to your liking. Whatever toppings you like on your pizza, put in this oatmeal! For example, I love veggies and pineapple pizza, so that’s what I used in my oatmeal. You can make this really simple (with just mushrooms, for example), or you can go all out and throw in ALL THE TOPPINGS! Personally, in this case, I think the more, the merrier. When I have it, I love adding soy chorizo!
What you'll need:
- Your favorite pizza toppings*
- 2/3 cup water or milk of choice
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
- 1/3 cup pizza/marinara sauce
- pinch of salt
- 1/8 tsp GoVeggie! vegan parmesan (optional)
- Daiya mozzarella shreds (optional)
How to make it:
- Prepare your pizza toppings as necessary. (I chop everything into bite-sized pieces. Then, I cook them in a thin layer of water in a skillet in the order of length required to cook. For example, broccoli goes in first, and olives go in last since they don't need to cook--just heat.)
- Bring water (or milk) to a boil in a saucepan, add oats, and reduce heat to medium.
- Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add pizza sauce, salt, and optional parmesan.
- When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, stir in your preferred pizza toppings.
- Transfer to a bowl. Top with optional Daiya (or similar) mozzarella shreds. You could also top with crushed red pepper or fresh basil.
Just an FYI:
*I love mushrooms, broccoli, bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, banana pepper, spinach or kale, pineapple, soyrizo, and black olives.