Savory Oat Pilaf

I was scrolling through my photo archives the other day and came across these photos of savory oat pilaf. I can’t believe I have’t posted about it yet!

I know savory oats may sound a little weird but trust me on this one, ok? Because this is some seriously good comfort food. And I promise they don’t taste like breakfast oats at all. I wasn’t sure myself how this experiment would turn out, but I’m completely hooked!

Just imagine it: nutty steel cut oats cooked in broth with sautéed onion, garlic, and shredded carrot, then seasoned with a pinch of cayenne pepper and some grated lemon peel. It has the perfect balance of earthy and bright flavors, a risotto-like texture, and all the health benefits of oats! Top it off with a fried egg – a slightly running yolk makes a great “sauce” for the pilaf – for what is my new go-to quick winter dinner.

Go check out my full RECIPE FOR SAVORY OAT PILAF on Live Better America.


  1. This looks really healthy and good. I am going to make this for my wife tonight. She has a cold and I think this will be very good for her and make her feel better. I guess I just get to benefit from her cold because I will get to try it too!! Thanks for putting this on the sight.

  2. I make something similar for breakfast – but sometimes I’ll used cooked quinoa as the base, and you are right – super filling, amazing and a great way to start the day.

    I’ll also try to do this towards the end of the week so I can use up any veggies I haven’t eaten yet.

  3. cheryl richardson says:

    Wish I could get more of your recipes,in a book form. Chez

  4. I haven’t cooked oats in a savory way, and am looking for new ways to add more whole grains to our meals. This is right up our alley. I make a lot of risotto and rice pilaf, so my guys are sure to love this.

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