On a recent trip to New York City, Ashley and I got breakfast at one of my favorite Greenwich Village gems: OatMeals, an oatmeal cafe. Over a delicious bowl of Indian Spiced Oatmeal, filled with raisins, sliced almonds, crystallized ginger, cardamom, vanilla, brown sugar, and coconut milk, Ashley and I had a revelation. We could make these recipes at home. Additionally, our curiosity surrounding savory oats was growing stronger by the minute. And so, Oat Feast was born. A 3 course meal of oatmeal, topped off with an oatmeal stout. Rather than using the OatMeals menu to guide us, we ended up getting all of our recipes from the Oatmeal Artist, my favorite recipe blog.
Appetizer: Sweet Potato and Soyrizo Oatmeal
Entree: Pizza Porridge
Dessert: German Chocolate Baked Oatmeal
While all of the recipes were easy and delicious, the Sweet Potato and Soyrizo Oatmeal was a standout! I highly recommend it as an introduction to savory oats, whether you like oatmeal or not. Rich sweet potato, spicy soyrizo, and creamy avocado were the perfect way to jazz up an unassuming porridge. Have you tried any creative oatmeal recipes lately? Do tell!