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Chipotle Spiced Black Bean Oatmeal

15 min



10 ingredients or less

Inspired by the rice and bean dishes of Latin America, this oatmeal is full of hearty black beans. When topped with a refreshing salsa, juicy corn, and creamy avocado, you have the perfect savoury oatmeal dish.



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Optional garnishes

  • hot sauce
  • fresh cilantro
  • lime slice


  1. To a saucepan, add the oats, milk, water, bouillon, chipotle*, and spice mix. Bring to a gentle boil. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Meanwhile, to a medium pan on high heat, add the corn and cook for 3 - 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Set aside.
  3. When the oatmeal is cooked to your liking, add the black beans. When heated through, remove from the heat.
  4. Divide the oatmeal between your bowls. Top with a generous portion of salsa, corn, and slices of avocado. Drizzle with fresh lime juice and desired garnishes. Enjoy!


  • * The chipotle sauce is spicy, so add less if you'd prefer less heat.


  • Store the oatmeal in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • We recommend storing the salsa and avocado separately from the oatmeal and topping it just before eating.

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Grains & Starches 42%

rolled oats

Proteins 16%

cooked black beans

Fruits & Veggies 42%

diced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

canned corn




unsweetened almond milk



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ร‰milie - March 30, 2024, 10:14 p.m.

So delicious, I'll definitely make it again

Natalia N - Feb. 25, 2024, 5:08 p.m.

First time making a savory porridge recipe and this one was exquisite.

Ruda P - Feb. 22, 2024, 10:55 a.m.

Very tasty, really enjoyed it. it is a lot of food though. Next time I will be making a smaller portion

Abigail Murray - Feb. 18, 2024, 1:29 a.m.

This is actually pretty good. As most people are, I was scared to try it but my husband wanted savory for breakfast so we tried this. It was a bit spicy for me but he eats peppers straight and he seasoned it so I donโ€™t think he followed those instructions๐Ÿ˜…

PUL Team - Feb. 18, 2024, 3:31 a.m.

Aw we're glad that the oatmeal was enjoyed, Abigail, thank you for sharing your experience with it ๐Ÿค—

Aileen - Jan. 13, 2024, 10:07 p.m.

Oh my goodness!! This oatmeal is amazing! It was so quick and easy. The flavor was exceptional! This breakfast will 100% be made again. If youโ€™re doubting a savory oatmeal, this is your sign to just make it!

PUL Team - Jan. 14, 2024, 5:09 a.m.

So glad that the oatmeal was enjoyed, Aileen, thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Samara - Jan. 9, 2024, 3:36 a.m.

This dish sounded gross when I first read it but after reading the reviews I decided to try it out. MY LIFE HAS CHANGED!!!! It is my new FAVOURITE PUL recipe!! Thank you so much!!

PUL Team - Jan. 9, 2024, 10:16 p.m.

Ahhh we're so thrilled to hear, Samara, thanks for the heartwarming review! Welcome to team savoury oatmeal ๐Ÿ˜œ

Varina - Nov. 4, 2023, 4 p.m.

Do you think this could work with chickpeas?

PUL Team - Nov. 5, 2023, 9:46 p.m.

Hye Varina, I think other beans (like pinto beans) might be better suited as a swap, but certainly you can try with chickpeas!

Iveta - Oct. 31, 2023, 8 p.m.

One of the best recepis ever!!! Loved it. Easy to make, low budget and nutricious!!! Im all in ๐Ÿ˜

Maria - Oct. 25, 2023, 12:38 p.m.

Quick and delicious ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

mel - Sept. 4, 2023, 8:55 a.m.

I was a little skeptic to eat this for breakfast, since it got spieces and salsa (i cant handle spieces very well), but i gave it a tryโ€ฆ and i am glad i did.
it was very nourishmend and so tasty. It wasnโ€˜t heavy on my stomach at all and it gave me a good amount of energy to start the day.

PUL Team - Sept. 5, 2023, 6:17 a.m.

We're so thrilled the black bean oatmeal was enjoyed, Mel!

Indigo - Aug. 11, 2023, 5:25 p.m.

This was incredible. I added refried beans rather than just beans and I also added slices of mango! My partner and I decided that we want to try eating this at least once a week!

Regina - July 13, 2023, 12:52 p.m.

Omg!!! This was delicious! Wanted something different for lunch today, and boy, was I not disappointed ๐Ÿคฉ Thought that the texture would maybe throw me off, but no. 100% recommend!

PUL Team - July 14, 2023, 9:04 p.m.

So thrilled to hear, Regina, thank you! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Vania - July 11, 2023, 11:10 p.m.

Fabulous flavors! But I have to admit, I made it with quinoa instead of oatmeal ๐Ÿคญ

Elise - July 10, 2023, 6:27 a.m.

It's a warming dish, that tastes amazing. Just follow the recipe and you'll be mind-blowed!

Shannon R - July 8, 2023, 6:41 p.m.

I am sold on savory oatmeal combos! This recipe was so good and simple to make!
I pre-diced red bell peppers and white onion earlier on the week so I garnished those on it too.

PUL Team - July 9, 2023, 6:43 a.m.

Woop woop! so happy to hear, Shannon ๐Ÿ˜Š

Lynette P - July 4, 2023, 4:16 p.m.

I love this recipe. Itโ€™s such a break from the traditional oatmeal recipes and the flavor is wonderful. Itโ€™s also quick and very uncomplicated to make.

PUL Team - July 6, 2023, 2:31 a.m.

Thanks a bunch, Lynette, it means so much ๐Ÿค—

Mia - July 3, 2023, 7 p.m.

This was a tasty savory breakfast! The o Ku change I made was to use oat groats. I kept the seasoning the same and only adjusted the cooking time.

Akshita - May 18, 2023, 3:18 a.m.

OMG! I love this recipe I made some changes to it and added a tsp of masala sauce and then, I substituted the avocado with guacamole for a little more flavor, this was the best meal ever!

PUL Team - May 18, 2023, 4:07 a.m.

Mmmm a lovely idea, Akshita - thanks a bunch ๐Ÿค—

Martunia - March 17, 2023, 10:14 p.m.

Made this for breakfast once and it was quite a kick ๐Ÿ˜‹ very spicy! A great idea, though!

PUL Team - March 18, 2023, 6:28 p.m.

Hey Martunia, thanks for sharing your experience with it! We've just added a note on the diced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce being spicy to help others avoid too strong of a kick ๐Ÿ™‚

Kirsten - Feb. 10, 2023, 3:32 a.m.

the first time i tried savoury oatmeal and i am HERE FOR IT. i especially loved that this recipe included milk because it made the dish feel so creamy and indulgent <3

PUL Team - Feb. 10, 2023, 5:23 p.m.

Welcome to the savoury oatmeal club, Kirsten ๐Ÿ˜Ž

summer - Jan. 7, 2023, 3:48 p.m.

really good! was hesitant to try savoury oatmeal, but was pleasantly surprised. used all the toppings but swapped the corn for charred bell pepper !

PUL Team - Jan. 7, 2023, 4:48 p.m.

Oooh charred bell pepper sounds like it'd be delicious with this, thanks for sharing, Summer! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Azra - Oct. 16, 2022, 3:22 p.m.

Heaven on a plate! We had this for brunch to warm us up after a rainy walk in London and it did not disappoint. Beautiful flavours and so restorative. We added some sliced green Peppers and mixed seeds for extra crunch. Thank you so much for sharing.

PUL Team - Oct. 16, 2022, 6:13 p.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, Azra, and sending hugs to London ๐Ÿค—

Julia - Sept. 21, 2022, 4:46 p.m.

Sadia. GIRL! I made the savory oatmeal Mexican dish and it did not disappoint. I needed a healthy alternative and this is it. Thank you! The chipotle is essential. I added bell peppers, tomatoes avocado to add some veggies.

PUL Team - Sept. 21, 2022, 11:36 p.m.

Woohoo! It means so much, Julia, thank you. Love the additions too ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Paulina - July 5, 2022, 9:20 a.m.

I love it so much!

Leรฏla - June 30, 2022, 10:30 p.m.

I really liked it, I think it's gonna be a go-to recipe from now on. :)

PUL Team - July 1, 2022, 8:11 p.m.

Aw thank you, Leรฏla! Happy cooking ๐ŸŒป

Pardis - June 9, 2022, 9:34 p.m.

Delicious !

Taya - June 8, 2022, 8 a.m.

That's just amazing! Never thought savoury oatmeal was a thing)) Turns out it is! Really unusual to feel such creamy texture in combo with salty flavour!
Thank you for recipe!!!

PUL Team - June 8, 2022, 5:37 p.m.

Woop woop - so happy it was enjoyed ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Thank you, Taya!

Louise Magnusson ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช - June 4, 2022, 10:43 a.m.

This is the first time that I try a savoury oatmeal, and itโ€™s delicious. Like other reviewers, I was surprised that itโ€™s so creamy, velvety. The texture profile is really enhanced when topping with avocado ๐Ÿฅ‘ ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป. Very filling!!
I used oat milk plus water, which didnโ€™t bring any strange background flavour. I definitely prefer to use oat milk, as I think it contributes to the creaminess as opposed to watery nut milks. Love the deep umami flavour from the broth (I use an ecologic veggie powder from Renee Voltaire) and the spicy kick from the chili (I used sriracha sauce)

PUL Team - June 6, 2022, 7:03 p.m.

Hi there, Louise, it means so much your first savoury oatmeal experience was a delicious one! Thank you for taking the time to share. Oat milk sounds like a lovely substitute as well ๐Ÿ™‚

Michaela - March 17, 2022, 12:13 p.m.

Very good!

Devyn - Feb. 10, 2022, 2:06 a.m.

This is the first time i tried savory oatmeal, and I was pleasantly surprised!
Such a. Great idea

PUL Team - Feb. 10, 2022, 5:53 a.m.

Woohoo! So happy to hear, Devyn ๐Ÿ˜Š

Sam - Feb. 2, 2022, 9:47 p.m.

Not going to lie, was hesitant to even try this. I'm not a fan of savory breakfasts, but I had all the ingredients. And wow! So much flavour in this! Glad I made it :)

PUL Team - Feb. 3, 2022, 5:34 a.m.

We're so glad the oatmeal was a pleasant surprise, Sam, thank you ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Rachel - Feb. 2, 2022, 3:18 a.m.

This was absolutely delicious! So creamy and warming...I had it for dinner. Thanks for a great recipe

PUL Team - Feb. 3, 2022, 1:30 a.m.

So happy it was enjoyed, Rachel!

Beate - Jan. 31, 2022, 9:10 a.m.

This was amazing, first time trying savoury oatmeal and it did not disappoint! I would recommend starting with half of a bouillon cube and then taste testing it, as mine came out a bit too salty. I made it with unsweetened soy milk instead of almond and that turned out great as well. Definitely will make again (tomorrow)! Thank you for the new oatmeal ideas ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

PUL Team - Jan. 31, 2022, 7:48 p.m.

Hi Beate, we're so glad the oatmeal was enjoyed! Thanks for sharing your experience with it. We've taken note of the feedback as well to help us improve moving forward ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Sparks - Jan. 30, 2022, 11:28 p.m.

This is so fantastic; thank you!!!
I've already made it three times. It is so creamy, bursting with flavor, and so filling.
I do avoid a lot of salt, so instead of the bouillon cube and milk + water, I used 1 cup veggie broth + 1 cup oat milk. 1 cup veggie broth (at least the kind I used) is about 1/4 the salt content of 1 bouillon cube. I did make the Mexican spice mix and salsa; they are great additions. All of the flavors she adds here were plenty for me; I did not miss the salt.
I don't know why, but this was creamier than any oatmeal I've ever had, and I make loads of oatmeal. It also saves and reheats well.
People always say, "this breakfast is so filling", but I never really notice a difference. But with this one, it truly is much more filing in all the right ways that most breakfasts. It lasted me a good bit longer than usual.
Thank you again, as always!

PUL Team - Jan. 31, 2022, 2:24 a.m.

Hey there, Sparks, thank YOU a bunch for sharing your experience with the oatmeal! It's so appreciated ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Sorana - Jan. 24, 2022, 12:57 p.m.

I was honestly reticent about trying savoury oatmeal, but man... I've been missing on some genuinely good stuff.
I haven't found diced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, so I replaced them with a mixture of Sriracha sauce and chopped sweet peppers from a jar. It turned out amazing.
I am truly grateful for your work!

PUL Team - Jan. 26, 2022, 6:26 a.m.

Oh, Sorana, we're smiling from ear to ear! It means so much that the oatmeal and PUL content is being enjoyed ๐Ÿ˜Š

Charlotte - Jan. 7, 2022, 3:13 p.m.

These were amazing flavours and made for a beautiful and tasty bowl to enjoy. This was my second time trying savoury oats and I think it will take some getting used to when I am so used to the sweet varieties! Yet this recipe was very good and I loved the variety of toppings which complimented the oats themselves. I made the PUL salsa for it too which is so good!

PUL Team - Jan. 7, 2022, 9:14 p.m.

Mmm love the addition of salsa, Charlotte! It's definitely a change from sweet oatmeals ๐Ÿ˜Š

Ann - Jan. 4, 2022, 11:52 a.m.

I've never tried savoury oatmeal and was a bit sceptical at first but gave this recipe a try this morning - and it was so worth it! Through this fantastic combination of flavours, the oatmeal tastes a bit like rice in my opinion which is super nice. A wonderful way to start the day!
I have a PUL dish several times per week (currently trying all your warm and cozy drinks, love the overnight oats, power bars and one pot pastas <3) so thank you for this creative creation and collection of recipes, Sadia & Team!

PUL Team - Jan. 4, 2022, 5:06 p.m.

Awe this mean so much, Ann - we're so glad PUL content is being enjoyed! Thank YOU ๐Ÿฅฐ

Baylee - Jan. 4, 2022, 11:22 a.m.

I love savory oats, but these are really the best ever. New breakfast/lunch staple!

PUL Team - Jan. 4, 2022, 5:05 p.m.

A huge compliment, Baylee, thank you!

Sophie - Dec. 28, 2021, 7:45 p.m.

This recipe is fantastic!!

Janelle - Dec. 27, 2021, 2:11 a.m.

Hi there! Iโ€™m interested in trying this recipe, but what is adobo sauce? Any substitutions you would recommend? I donโ€™t have vegetable bouillon cubes- could I just use vegetable stock instead?

PUL Team - Dec. 27, 2021, 11:11 p.m.

Hey there, Janelle, thanks for the questions! Adobo sauce is a slightly spicy and tangy sauce. You could swap it out for a whole chopped tomato with a bit of smoked paprika powder to achieve a similar flavour. Alternatively, you can use a hot sauce of your choosing, such as Tabasco or sriracha sauce if spiciness is desired.

The vegetable bouillon cube and water can be substituted for equal parts vegetable stock or broth. We recommend giving the oatmeal a taste test, and adding some salt if you think it needs it ๐Ÿ™‚ We hope this helps for now and you enjoy the recipe!