Green Oatmeal

You probably think of oatmeal as a hot breakfast cereal topped with cinnamon, raisins, apples, or other fruit. Our twist on oats makes it a savory meal that can be eaten at other times of the day too. Try it—if you’re like us, it just might become your new favorite way to eat oatmeal! 

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Hands-on time:
10 minutes
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Total time:
10 minutes
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Makes
2
Servings

Kitchen Gear

Large heavy-bottomed pot
easuring cups
Cutting board
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Box grater (optional)
Measuring spoons
Wooden spoon or heatproof spatula
Pot holder 

Ingredients

2 1⁄2 cups water
2⁄3 cup 3-minute steel cut oats (available at grocery stores)
1⁄2 cup packed spinach or arugula leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Put the pot on the stove, add the water, and bring to a boil over high heat. (You’ll know the water is boiling when you see bubbles breaking all over its surface.)
  2. Add the oats and cook until tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add the spinach and cheese, mix well, and serve right away. 

Or else
No 3-minute steel-cut oats? No problem. Use 1 cup rolled oats and 2 cups water, and follow the instructions above, cooking the oats until tender, about 5 minutes. Or use regular steel-cut oats, and follow the package directions.