Savory Spinach Oats
- 1/4 cup uncooked steel cut oats
- 1 cup (~80 grams) frozen spinach
- 1/4 cup marinara sauce
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1/3 cup ground beef style vegetable or soy protein crumbles (optional)
- salt and pepper, to taste
Boil 1 cup of water and then stir in oats, reducing heat to medium. Let cook for about five minutes. Taste test the oats; they should be about halfway done, so still pretty chewy. Stir in frozen spinach and nutritional yeast. Continue to simmer on medium heat about five minutes or until spinach is thawed and oats are at your preferred chewiness level. Stir in marinara, protein crumbles, and salt and pepper. Cook another 1-2 minutes to evenly heat all ingredients. Serve immediately, adding more salt or pepper if desired.