Burnt Butter Savoury Breakfast Oats

I’m more of a savoury fan when it comes to breaky, but I am also a massive fan of comforting bowl food. So recently I started experimenting with overnight oats of a savoury kind. There’s lots of good recipes out there but nothing that really floated m’boat. So here’s what I came up with this weekend that I ended up having for brunch while sitting in bed and watching an ep of Suits:

Burnt Butter Savoury Breakfast Oats

Ingredients (makes 1 serving)

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup low fat milk plus another 1/4 cup
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels (either frozen or drained from a can is fine)
  • Big nob of butter
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup cheese grated
  • 1 spring onion chopped


Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees.

Place oats and milk in a microwave proof dish and microwave for 90 seconds. Set aside for a moment.

Place pepitas in a bowl, add oil and paprika. Add a pinch of salt. Stir to make sure they are evenly coated. Spread out on an oven dish and bang them in the oven for 5-10 minutes.

Put the corn in a saucepan with the butter on a medium heat. Add a pinch of salt. Heat stirring, so the butter melts. Let the corn cook until the butter goes brown and there is charring on the corn itself.

Add the other 1/4 cup of milk to the oats and put in the microwave for 40 seconds. Add all ingredients to a bowl, take it back to bed with a coffee and don’t even think about getting up for a while.

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