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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

  • fresh cilantro
  • hot sauce
  • lime slices
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  1. To a saucepan on medium-high heat, add the oats, almond milk, water, bouillon cube, chipotle, and spice mix. Bring to a gentle boil. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring often to prevent burning. Add more water if you prefer a thinner consistency or cook for a few minutes longer if you prefer a thicker texture.
  2. While the oatmeal cooks, to a medium pan on high heat, add the corn and cook for 3 - 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and lightly browned. Set aside.
  3. When the oatmeal is cooked to your liking, add the black beans, stir, and when heated through, remove the pan from the heat.
  4. Divide the oatmeal between your bowls. Top with a generous portion of salsa, some corn, and a few slices of avocado. Drizzle with fresh lime juice, hot sauce, and a sprinkle of cilantro if desired. Enjoy!


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

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Grains & Starches 43%

rolled oats

Proteins 16%

cooked black beans

Fruits & Veggies 41%

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unsweetened almond milk



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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!