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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
  • fresh lime slices
  • hot sauce
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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%

old-fashioned rolled oats

Proteins 16%

cooked black beans

Fruits & Veggies 41%

canned corn, drained




unsweetened almond milk



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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 😊

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 😊

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 🥰

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! I’m interested in trying this recipe, but what is adobo sauce? Any substitutions you would recommend? I don’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 🙂 We hope this helps for now and you enjoy the recipe!