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