Is it strange that my taste buds change just like the seasons? I swear, during those hot summer days in Chicago, all I want for breakfast is something refreshing and light but as soon as the wind changes, it’s on to warm comfy dishes.
Oatmeal has been one of those dishes that I could take or leave – I loved the smell of it but could never get through an entire bowl. That was until I discovered how good it was with some very simple ingredients, salt / pepper, EVOO and honey – changed my opinion about oatmeal entirely!
There’s many versions of this savory oat dish I’ve tried but the following combo is by far my favorite – I hope you give it a try!
Savory Steel Cut Oats
Steel Cut Oats (I like TJ’s brand)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Good honey (my fave brand is also TJ’s,shocking I know)
Salt / Pepper
This is as simple as it’s going to get folks – make oats following the directions on the packaging. Once they’re done, mix in a few swirls of EVOO in addition to salt/pepper to taste.
Slice up 1/2 an avocado and put on top, followed by some of that crispy bacon (crumbled is preferred).
Lastly you’ll want to drizzle the whole thing with honey – It’s fantastic, trust me.
This pic doesn’t do it justice as it was taken on my iPhone so no judging!