A savoury alternative to your usual sweet variety, these oats are super cheap and packed with energy!

prep time 5 mins total time 15-20 mins serves 2


  • 1/2 onion

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 1/2 tsp tumeric

  • 1/2 tsp cumin

  • 1/2 tsp paprika

  • Handful of cherry tomatoes

  • Handful of mushrooms

  • 1 cup oats

  • 2 cups of water

  • 1 stock cube

  • Nutritional yeast

  • Handful of spinach

  • Juice of half a lemon

  • Salt and pepper



  1. Chop up the onion and garlic.

  2. Add the onion to a large pan with a drizzle of oil and cook until softened.

  3. Add in the garlic and fry for a few more minutes.

  4. Pop in the spices, and mix together with the onion and garlic, cooking for a further couple of minutes. Pour a dash of water in to make it into a paste.

  5. Add the tomatoes and mushrooms, cooking for a few minutes until they’ve simmered down.

  6. Add in the oats and the stock, stirring for 10-15 minutes or until the water is all absorbed and the oats are cooked threw.

  7. When everything looks cooked, season with salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.

  8. Finally stir in the spinach, nutritional yeast and mix. Once it’s wilted, the food is ready to serve!


  • Having only ever eaten sweet oats, I thought a savoury version would be weird. But I am a total convert! It’s similar to tofu scramble in taste, and it’s much cheaper, too!

  • You can adjust the amount of stock/water added, depending on how thick/runny you’d like the final dish to be.