Savory oatmeal with balsamic

Savory Balsamic Oatmeal

This is a really easy meal to make on weeknights when you're short on time - warm, comforting and super quick. It's really versatile with different vegetables and seasonings. I like avocado and cherry tomatoes, and often switch it up to use asian stir fry type seasonings (tamari and toasted sesame oil) instead of balsamic.
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword savory oatmeal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Author Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.


  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1 cup eggplant cubed
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 1/4 cup red pepper chopped
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1-2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar


  • Start the onion and eggplant cooking in a pan on medium heat with a bit of olive oil, water or white wine while you chop the carrot and red pepper.
  • Once the eggplant has softened, add the carrot and red pepper for a couple of minutes.
  • Then add the oats and some water (about 1/4 cup), stir and leave to let the oats soften for a couple of minutes.
  • Drizzle with balsamic vinegar, then turn off the heat and serve.
  • This is great topped with toasted sunflower seeds or chopped almonds or fresh sprouts, or served on a bed of massaged kale.