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!
Large heavy-bottomed pot
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Box grater (optional)
Wooden spoon or heatproof spatula
Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.
- Put the pot on the stove, add the water, and turn the heat up to high. Bring the water to a boil. (You’ll know the water is boiling when you see bubbles breaking all over its surface.)
- Add the oats and cook until tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
- Add the spinach and cheese, mix well, and serve right away.
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.