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Savoury Oatmeal with Cheese and Mushrooms!

James Mcdonald
A rich, satisfying oatmeal with cheese recipe with a savoury boost!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine International, Italian
Servings 1 person
Calories 415 kcal


  • Chopping Board
  • Sharp Knife
  • Teaspoon
  • Microwave-safe Bowl
  • Microwave-safe Plate small, to cover bowl
  • Microwave


Main Ingredients

  • 50 g Oats Whole, steel-cut, or rolled
  • 100-150 ml Milk of Choice Avoid soy milk and those with additives. (I used 150ml organic semi-skimmed cow's milk).
  • 100 g White Button Mushrooms
  • 30 g Natural Cheese pref. raw, unpasteurised, and organic. (I used goat's, but choose your favourite).
  • 1 medium Tomato

Seasonings (Optional)

  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • ½ tsp Thyme
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder or 2 diced fresh garlic cloves.
  • to taste Black Pepper
  • to taste Salt (I prefer black salt for this recipe).


Preparing the Oatmeal

Cooking It Up

  • Brush or lightly rinse the mushrooms if necessary. Chop the stalks into small pieces and finally dice the mushrooms.
  • Add the mushrooms to a microwave-safe bowl and sprinkle with garlic powder. Add a tablespoon of water and microwave for 3 to 4 minutes, covered with a microwave-safe plate.
  • Whilst the mushrooms are cooking, add 100-150 ml milk to your oats and stir.
  • Using a tea towel or oven gloves, remove the cooked mushrooms from the microwave and set aside. Microwave oats for 3 minutes on high.
  • When the oats are cooked, stir in your mushrooms and season with oregano, thyme, and chili powder if using.
  • Slice a tomato and decorate oats as desired. Grate or crumble your chosen cheese overtop, season with salt and pepper to taste, and return to the microwave for 30-60 seconds.
  • OPTIONAL: Serve up with your favourite protein! I actually mixed tuna in with this just like you might pasta – it's delicious, trust me.
  • Now indulge and enjoy your easy oatmeal with cheese!


I highly suggest fermenting your oats beforehand. This boosts nutrition and flavour. I do this with all of the grains I eat, and it’s easy.
The reason is to reduce antinutrients like phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors present in all raw grains and seeds. In high amounts, these can have harmful effects, prevent nutrient uptake (especially minerals), and impair digestion.
Click here to learn how to ferment oats.
With just a few simple ingredients, hundreds of people already do this.
The benefits are evident for those don’t digest grains well, but can tolerate them when properly prepared. At least soaking grains (think of “overnight oats”) will help, too, but isn’t optimal.
Keyword Fermentation, Healthy, Mushrooms, Oats, Probiotic