Loaded Lunchtime Oatmeal

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on December 10, 2009

I am a changed woman.


I have embraced my love of oatmeal and there is no turning back!!

I was chomping at the bit today to try out the Lunchtime Oats I was dreaming up all morning. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but I was willing to throw caution to the wind!


Loaded Lunchtime Oatmeal


  • 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1.75 cups water
  • 1/2 cup frozen veggies
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly minced garlic


  • Organic Black Beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon Parsley flakes
  • P.C. Sundried Tomato and Herb Seasoning
  • P.C. Organic Primavera Spaghetti Sauce
  • Hummus
  • More black pepper

Directions: Throw oats and water into a pot on medium heat and stir frequently for 5 mins. Add frozen veggies directly into pot, black pepper, sea salt, garlic. Cook for about 7-8 more minutes on low-medium heat, stirring often. Pour into bowl and add toppings!



I showed the French side for those of you who get a kick out of seeing French on our labels. ;) Biologique = Organic.


After cooking, I poured it into the bowl and it looked like pure heaven. But of course, I knew it was not complete…


I treated the oatmeal as a baked potato and I loaded on the toppings! Spaghetti sauce, hummus, parsley, black beans…oh my!


I used this beautiful wooden elephant spoon that I picked up in Mexico.


I rest my case.


To say this was pure bliss in my tummy is an understatement. I can’t remember a lunch that I have adored this much in a long time!!


Expect to see lots of Lunchtime oats in the near future! I am currently testing this batch to see how long it keeps me full for. Will report back with results!

Do you make savoury oats? What do you put in them?

I feel like the combos are ENDLESS. I already have my next Lunchtime oats planned out- Pizza Oats.

On today’s agenda:

  • Workout (30 min treadmill hill workout, speed 4.1, incline 12%)
  • Speed Clean house
  • Bake 200 Glo Bars
  • Huge Bakery Ingredients delivery + call to pay
  • Blog
  • Packaging + Shipping
  • Pick up OSGMOM from Toronto airport (her flight was delayed from snow!!)
  • Pick up a few groceries + figure out dinner
  • Catch up on 2 weeks worth of email
  • Finish Whittle My Middle Exercises
  • Import invoices into Excel Spreadsheet
  • Take after picture for Whittle My Middle

Enjoy your day!


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Devon December 11, 2009 at 7:49 pm

Interesting way to eat oatmeal.. I think I’ll have to try that!

Congratulations on your new found love!


Mo December 11, 2009 at 8:36 pm

Oatmeal is one of my five favorite foods in the whole wide world. And I basically drool over every meal that you make and post. But savory oatmeal seems SO bizarre to me! I actually said ewwww! when I saw them… and then I quickly apologized to you. Sorry! And then I realized how good they look! Perhaps you are just a photography genuis???

Given how amazing the Glo Bars and your other recipes are though, you clearly know what you are doing. I will be brave and will try this recipe soon!


Jil December 12, 2009 at 3:36 am

I never think of savory oats…but the idea definitely appeals to me….hmmm. So many possible combos!


Bella Lena December 12, 2009 at 3:21 pm

OMG i was the same way…i use to hate oatmeal and now i cant get enough of it! ive never had a dinner of oats but it seems to be very popular nowadays! You’ve inspired me and i think im gonna try it out tonight for dinner with some awesome dinner toppings…i cant wait!


Nicole, MS, RD, LD December 13, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Glad to have found your blog! Those oats look yummy! I look forward to reading more!


Jasmine Franklin October 25, 2012 at 8:34 am

I was totally skeptical about adding hummus, but man! This was awesome. I’ve never had savory oats before, and I LOVE them. This is my new go-to. And I had them for breakfast!


Kristel August 3, 2014 at 11:52 am

Was looking for something gluten-free, vegan, quick & easy but not lacking in flavour and this is it! Thanks!!! :D


gkb October 15, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Yum.I love savory oats and often add cooked lentils to them and season them with cumin,pepper ,salt and fried cashews..I have evenntried oats with veggies and ramen noodle seasoning,a nice meal for a cold day!
Keep the recipes coming!


Alex June 12, 2015 at 12:55 pm

It was a great idea. thanks a lot.


Norah June 12, 2015 at 2:16 pm

This is the best vegan meals i´ve seen.


Shawna September 19, 2015 at 11:01 pm

I just made this dish and it was surprisingly good! I’ve never had oatmeal this way before. I might add vegetable bullion to the oatmeal for a little more of a savory flavor. I’m just so impressed with this recipe. Thank you!


Katie March 13, 2016 at 3:59 pm

Wow! I just made this and used your red pepper hummus recipe and quick oats (accidentally). It was like a great sub for the Shepherd’s Pie I grew up with! I look forward to my husband coming home and having this. I had never even thought of savory oatmeal, but a delight! I am sending this to my mom right now. :)


Angela Liddon March 17, 2016 at 4:38 pm

I’m glad you enjoyed the savory oats, Katie! I agree completely: they’re so unexpected, but soooo good. :)


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