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Mexican-inspired Spicy Oatmeal with Cheese Recipe - Avocado and Tomato Image

Mexican-inspired Spicy Oatmeal with Cheese Recipe

James Mcdonald
It's simple and it's spicy! Fire up your taste buds with an exciting and easy spicy oatmeal recipe, made special with a Mexican influence.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine International, Mexican
Servings 1 person
Calories 320 kcal


  • Chopping Board
  • Sharp Knife
  • Teaspoon
  • Microwave-safe Bowl
  • Microwave


Main Ingredients

  • 50 g Oats whole, steel-cut, or rolled.
  • 100-150 ml Water
  • 30-40 g Natural Cheese Queso Asadero is the go-to for a full Mexican experience!
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Chili Powder hot variety.
  • ½ tsp Chili Pepper jalapeño for authenticity!
  • to taste Black Pepper
  • to taste Salt

Add-ins (Optional Pick & Mix)

  • 100 g Bell Pepper
  • 1 large Tomato
  • 100 g Sweetcorn cooked
  • 75 g Avocado
  • 1 clove Garlic


Preparing the Oatmeal

Cooking It up

  • Wash or rinse and vegetables you'll be using and set aside.
  • Add the water and chili powder to your oats and mix in.
  • At this point, dice the bell pepper and finely slice the tomato and avocado if using. Add all of the vegetables you're using to the bowl and stir, but save the avocado for serving.
  • Microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, use a sharp knife to dice the chili pepper (preferably jalapeno) and garlic if using.
  • Remove once cooked and garnish with fresh chili and garlic. Neatly lay out the slices of avocado, resting on top.
  • Grate over your cheese of choice to create a delicious top layer, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Serve to your liking or you can read my serving suggestions below. Oh, and consider a siesta!


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.
P.S. Calories are given for Main Ingredients
Keyword Cheese, Mexican, Oatmeal, Probiotic