Oatmeal is delicious. Sweet potato is delicious.
What happens if you combine the two…?
Well… a mix between sweet and savoury oats.
Apparently savoury oats is a thing… though it has never been something that has appealed to me or been something i have wanted to try.
My intention for this oatmeal was for it to become sweet… as sweet potato is rather “sweet”. However i found that it turned more into a savoury dish… something about the oats and sweet potato and the salted nuts that made this meal taste more like a savoury lunch/dinner.
I don’t hate this combo, it just might not be my favourite. Sometimes two good things don’t turn into one amazing dish, haha.
One thing i can say is that it was incredibly filling – alot more filling than oatmeal on it’s own. So i could barely finish this portion.
Though that isn’t so surprising considering that i added potato to my oats.
If you are looking for a new oatmeal combo… then give this a try… who knows, you may like it!
Otherwise, make mashed sweet potato and add some banan, cinnamon, peanut butter, stevia and nuts – that is an amazing snack/dish to eat!
Recipe for the sweet potato oats?
c.a 60g rolled oats
1 medium sweet potato – baked/microwaved until soft
1/2tbsp chia seeds
Cinnamon, vanilla and stevia
Bananas & nuts for topping – or use whatever toppings you like
Begin by baking the sweet potato. First step is to poke holes into the sweet potato, then either bake in the oven at 220C for around 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of your sweet potato. Or bake in the microwave at fullheat for 5-8 minutes.
When the sweet potato is baked, start making your oatmeal by adding oats, water, chia seeds cinnamon, vanilla and stevia to a pot. I use just enough water to cover the oats. Optional, to add mashed banana to the oats instead of on top of the oats. Heat on medium heat and stir as necessary. Scoop out the inside of the sweet potato and add to the oatmeal. Mix.
Taste and add more flavour/sweetness according to preferance.
Keep stirring until it has thickened, then serve warm with some plantbased milk.