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Cheesy Bacon Oatmeal


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (40g) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup skim milk (or your favorite milk substitute)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • 1 slice of reduced-fat bacon, cooked and chopped (save a few pieces for garnish)
  • 1 oz reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
Photo by MrBreakfast Photo by MrBreakfast

Directions

  1. In a medium size pan, heat the oats, milk, water, and salt over medium heat. Once the mixture begins to simmer, approximately 5-6 minutes, stir in the chopped bacon, pepper, and garlic powder. Continue to stir until the mixture thickens, about 3-4 more minutes.
  2. Then add the cheddar and give it a few more stirs to incorporate. You don’t want to stir too much because the mixture begins to get pretty sticky.
  3. Pour into a serving bowl and top with bacon garnish.
Note: This was one of my first savory oat recipes. It turned out really well! The oats were a blank canvas for the bite from the sharp cheddar and the smokiness of the bacon. It reminded me a lot of a risotto.

Nutritional Info

1 servings = per serving Calories: 295 Fat: 8.5 g Carbs: 34 g Protein: 19 g Check out more recipes from my 30-Day Oatmeal Challenge.

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