15-Minute Savory Sesame Miso Oats! (Vegan & Gluten-Free) | picklesnhoney.com #lunch #dinner #savory #oatmeal #recipe

Savory Sesame Miso Oats

15-Minute Savory Sesame Miso Oats! (Vegan & Gluten-Free) | picklesnhoney.com #lunch #dinner #savory #oatmeal #recipe

A big thank you to So Delicious Dairy Free for sponsoring this post!

What do you cook when you’re craving comfort food, you’re due for a grocery store trip, and you’re also short on time? I swear by savory oatmeal, after finally giving it a try a handful of years ago (prior to that I was a strictly “sweet oats” person). When I make savory oats, I’ll usually do a combination of nutritional yeast, turmeric, and chili powder, but lately I’ve been mixing in sesame oil, white miso, and scallions instead. I can’t get enough of this Asian-inspired flavor profile.

To make my oats super creamy, I use So Delicious Unsweetened Organic Coconutmilk as the base, in combination with vegetable broth for extra flavor. I’ve been using So Delicious Dairy Free products for as long as I can remember. They not only taste great (have you tried their dairy free frozen desserts??); they’re also made from simple, high-quality ingredients—two things I always strive for in my recipes.  Their coconutmilk is certified organic, vegan, and Non-GMO Project verified, in addition to being soy-free and carrageenan-free. I reach for it when I bake, for smoothies, as creamer in my tea, poured over granola, for dipping cookies…the possibilities are endless.

15-Minute Savory Sesame Miso Oats! (Vegan & Gluten-Free) | picklesnhoney.com #lunch #dinner #savory #oatmeal #recipe

15-Minute Savory Sesame Miso Oats! (Vegan & Gluten-Free) | picklesnhoney.com #lunch #dinner #savory #oatmeal #recipe

If you’re looking for a go-to meal that you’ll actually have the time and energy to make on your weekday evenings, this 15-minute (and 10 ingredient!) sesame miso oatmeal will blow your mind without requiring a separate trip to the grocery store. I like to top mine with sliced radishes and micro greens, but by all means, feel free to incorporate whatever greens you already have on hand.

15-Minute Savory Sesame Miso Oats! (Vegan & Gluten-Free) | picklesnhoney.com #lunch #dinner #savory #oatmeal #recipe


Savory Sesame Miso Oats

15-Minute Savory Sesame Miso Oats! (Vegan & Gluten-Free) | picklesnhoney.com #lunch #dinner #savory #oatmeal #recipe

Savory Sesame Miso Oats

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 15 mins

Simple, 15-minute savory oatmeal made with creamy So Delicious Unsweetened Organic Coconutmilk, sesame, miso, and scallions. I think you're going to love the Asian-inspired flavors in this pantry-friendly meal.

15-Minute Savory Sesame Miso Oats! (Vegan & Gluten-Free) | picklesnhoney.com #lunch #dinner #savory #oatmeal #recipe

Savory Sesame Miso Oats



For the oatmeal:

  • 2 cups So Delicious Unsweetened Organic Coconutmilk
  • 1 cup gluten-free, old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil, plus extra for serving
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced and divided
  • 1 tablespoon mellow white miso paste
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste

For topping:

  • sliced radishes
  • micro greens
  • sesame seeds

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: 2

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 10 mins Total Time: 15 mins

Simple, 15-minute savory oatmeal made with creamy So Delicious Unsweetened Organic Coconutmilk, sesame, miso, and scallions. I think you're going to love the Asian-inspired flavors in this pantry-friendly meal.


  • Add the So Delicious Unsweetened Organic Coconutmilk, oats, broth, sesame oil, and garlic powder to a medium saucepan. Stir to combine, then bring to a boil, uncovered, over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.
  • Stir in the white parts of the scallions. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, for 1-2 more minutes until the onions are cooked. Turn off the heat and stir in the miso. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Divide the oats between two bowls. Top with the sliced radishes, micro greens, remaining scallions, sesame seeds, and a drizzle of sesame oil.

Notes [1]

Feel free to adjust the amount of So Delicious Unsweetened Organic Coconutmilk and/or broth for either a thicker or more creamy texture. Aaron prefers his oats on the thicker side (a little less coconut milk and broth), I prefer mine exactly as written. Keep in mind that the oats will continue to thicken and absorb the milk/broth as they cool.

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  1. Haley says

    Sesame and miso oats… that’s an interesting combination and one that I bet works really well. I’m definitely going to have to try your recipe soon!

    1. It’s a GREAT combination, Haley. 🙂 Let me know what you think if you try it!

  2. Karen says

    Pure genius Amanda, as per usual. 🙂 I love your savory oatmeal recipe from way back when and I make it at least a few times a month. It’s great on nights when I’m too tired to cook. Love the flavors you have going on here and your suggestion to use coconut milk and broth in place of water (I hate watery oats). Pinned to make soon!

    1. I’m so flattered that you’ve been making my original savory oats recipe so regularly. It’s still one of my go-to meals on lazy nights. 🙂 I think you’re going to love this latest version. The flavors work so well together.

  3. Hannah says

    Perfect timing! I just picked up a tub of miso at Whole Foods so I have all of the ingredients to make this, including the same brand of coconut milk. 🙂 So Delicious is a favorite of mine too. Have you ever tried their coconut yogurts? If not, they’re awesome!

    1. Yes! I love their unsweetened plain coconut yogurt! Sometimes I even use it like sour cream on burritos and bowls. 🙂

  4. Brianna says

    I love savory oats and miso paste and sesame are a nice addition too. I could see eating this any time of day and any time of year.

    1. Totally. It’s such a versatile meal. 🙂

  5. Mary Beth says

    A keeper. I saw your recipe in my inbox, had mostly everything on hand (I subbed homemade almond milk), and everyone including my picky four year old LOVED it. You can throw almost any greens in. I had baby kale that I stirred into the last couple minutes of cooking for extra veggies.

    1. Such an awesome idea to cook in some baby kale! I’m thrilled it passed the “picky 4 year old” test. 😉

  6. Kate S. says

    I made this for dinner last night and it’s the perfect combination! I will definitely be making this again and again.

    1. Yay! So glad you enjoyed the oats, Kate.

  7. Sam says

    This looks so delicious. (no pun intended 😉 ) I cannot wait to make this for dinner! The miso is such a great addition. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thanks, Sam! I hope you love the oats!

  8. Meredith says

    Thank you for this recipe! It will be perfect for days when I’m working from home but don’t have a ton of time to spend making my lunch. How do the leftovers hold up? (since it serves 2)

    1. The leftovers will be a little thicker because the oats will continue to absorb the liquid. You could add a little more coconut milk/broth when you re-heat them, but I usually just enjoy as-is. 🙂

  9. Lauren says

    Love this combo! I put miso in basically everything, but I haven’t tried it in oats…time to change that! 😉

    1. Yes! Miso in all the things. 😉

  10. Kath says

    Pinned to make for dinner tonight! You just saved me from ordering pizza. lol

    1. haha Glad I could help! 😉

  11. Nancy Zehetner says

    Oh my, this was absolutely amazing for breakfast. It would be delicious as a scrumptious side dish also. Thank you. I am going to go to bed tonight and dream of waking up to savory sesame miso oatmeal in the morning. Can I say so amazingly delicious again? Yes!

    1. haha I’m so happy to hear how much you loved the sesame miso oatmeal, Nancy! I held off on trying savory oatmeal for a long time because it just didn’t sound that appealing at the time…boy was I wrong! Now it’s one of my favorite easy meals. 🙂

  12. Lily says

    OMG thank you for sharing this recipe! I made it today and it’s exactly what I was hoping for. I doubled the recipe, used half canned coconut milk and water, half home made bone broth and water, and Korean soy bean paste because that’s what I had. Deliciously creamy and I seasoned it with tamari instead of salt; I cannot wait to eat this for breakfast througout the week!

  13. Alex says

    Made this using some dairy milk instead of coconut milk (didn’t feel like opening up a can) and changed the ratio to have more stock than milk… I also added in some broccoli I needed to finish. Absolutely delicious. The miso really came through and paired super well with the radishes. I have to say, usually “easy” meals are a lot more time-consuming, but this? Super easy, cooks up quickly, and tastes amazing. I look forward to making it again!

    1. Amanda says

      I’m really happy to hear that you enjoyed the miso oats, Alex! Truly one of my favorite recipes because it’s SO simple and comforting.

  14. Leigh Anna says

    Made this tonight with a few additions and LOVED IT. I didn’t see the miso in the instructions and didn’t discover that until the end but it melted in beautifully. This is the closest I‘ve been able to replicate risotto creaminess and texture since going WFPB. I stirred in spinach at the end. I pan-fried shallots and mushrooms with some grated ginger to top, along with toasted sesame seeds. Thank you for this! I’d like to try something like this with steel cut oats in the Instant Pot next.

    1. Amanda says

      Your recipe additions sound AMAZING. I’m so happy my recipe was able to replicate risotto creaminess and texture for you. 🙂

  15. Melissa Carlson says

    I make oatmeal and stir in miso after cooking, as you suggest. It is thick before I stir in miso, but then the miso makes some water separate out. Do you know what is doing this?
    ps – if you stir miso into warm oatmeal, then let it sit overnight room temp, in the morning it will have a grain-sweet flavor! Fun to eat or to add a nice flavor to bread dough.


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