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Savoury Miso Sesame Oatmeal

15 min



One-bowl / one-pot

For this oatmeal, we took inspiration from rice porridge that can be found in many Asian cuisines. Salty miso, nutty sesame, and creamy coconut milk are the key ingredients to this flavourful umami breakfast dish. It gets topped with colourful, crispy veggies, which makes this bowl desirable for both the taste buds and the eyes!



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  • ½ cup (70 g)
    frozen shelled edamame
  • 1 cup (102 g)
  • 1⅔ cups (399 mL)
    canned light coconut milk
  • ⅓ cup (80 mL)
  • ½
    vegetable bouillon cube, crushed
  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
    toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1
    stalk green onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)
  • ¼ tsp
    ground black pepper


  • 4
    small raw radishes, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp (25 g)
  • 1 tsp (3 g)
    toasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 pinch
    chili flakes (optional)

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  1. Add the edamame beans to a bowl and cover them with plenty of boiling water. Let it sit to thaw while you prepare the oats.
  2. To a saucepan, add the oats, coconut milk, water, bouillon cube, sesame oil, and garlic powder. Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce to a simmer for 7 - 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Then stir in the green onion, miso paste, sriracha, and pepper. Cook for 1 - 2 minutes.
  4. Divide the oatmeal between bowls. Top with the drained edamame, radish, pickled onion, sesame seeds, and chili flakes. Enjoy!


  • Store the oatmeal, without toppings, in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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Grains & Starches 71%

rolled oats

Proteins 18%

frozen shelled edamame

toasted sesame seeds

Fruits & Veggies 11%

stalk green onion

small raw radish

pickled red onions

No significant sources of calcium

canned light coconut milk

toasted sesame oil

toasted sesame seeds

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Liisa - June 1, 2024, 10:49 a.m.


Chris B - April 18, 2024, 8:55 p.m.

So good! I didn't have exact ingredients (no radishes handy), so made some substitutions. It still tasted great. Thanks for the recipe.

Cuqui - March 31, 2024, 2:08 p.m.

Simple and quick recipe, also the first savoury oat porridge I made and it turned out well! Next time I will add just half of the bouillon cube as it dominated the overall taste.

Gemma - March 25, 2024, 2:36 a.m.

Perfect on a cold rainy reading day 📖🌧️
Thank you 😊

Lea - March 22, 2024, 4:46 a.m.

This was delicious !!

Hannah - Feb. 24, 2024, 1:59 p.m.

Really nice. I made this as a quick lunch today. I swapped the edamame for frozen peas and the sriracha for Gochujang and added some shiitake mushrooms to the mixture, topped it with cucumber, nori and crispy onions since we haven’t had the recommended toppings. Really savory and satisfying lunch. I like that many of your recipes are adjustable to the ingredients one has on hand.

PUL Team - Feb. 25, 2024, 7:10 p.m.

Your adaptations sound delicious! It's great to hear that you enjoyed the flexibility of the recipe and made it work with what you had on hand, Hannah. Here's to more tasty creations 🤗

Małgorzata Rogowska - Feb. 22, 2024, 10:28 a.m.

Really tasty! I couldn't get edamame so I used canned soy beans and it was still delicious!

PUL Team - Feb. 23, 2024, 12:56 a.m.

A lovely idea, Małgorzata, thanks for the tip!

Justine - Feb. 19, 2024, 5:58 p.m.

Ok wow. I was skeptical about savoury oatmeal but I really want more oatmeal
options in my life. This is SO tasty! A new lunch regular for me!! Thank you!

PUL Team - Feb. 19, 2024, 9:48 p.m.

Woohoo! We're so happy to hear, Justine, thank you you :)

Diamond S - Feb. 4, 2024, 4:02 p.m.

This was surprisingly super tasty and delicious! I was a little skeptical, but mind blown at the flavors. Definitely give this a try!

PUL Team - Feb. 4, 2024, 7:56 p.m.

Thanks for the heartwarming review, Diamond! We're so happy that the savoury oatmeal was enjoyed 🤗

Ilira Aliai - Jan. 11, 2024, 11 a.m.

It was amazing.. Before I added the miso. No idea, even though I love miso, this one got a bit too rough for me after adding it. Next time I will have it simply without or maybe add just a tiny amount. A great recipe nevertheless.

PUL Team - Jan. 11, 2024, 8:26 p.m.

Hey there, Ilira, oh interesting - different types of miso pastes have different flavour profiles. We tend to prefer white (also called shiro) miso paste as it's less salty and milder in taste. In case you use a different type, such as red miso paste, that could be why. A lovely idea omit it too though 😊

Jenny Henning - Dec. 4, 2023, 4:54 p.m.

Love it!

Lora Dennis - Dec. 1, 2023, 11 p.m.

I love this for any meal of the day! I swap coconut milk for soy milk and make it at least once a week. And any leftovers reheat so easily.

PUL Team - Dec. 1, 2023, 11:29 p.m.

Soy milk is a lovely idea, Lora, thank you! 🤩

Justyna Surma - May 13, 2024, 12:59 a.m.

I absolutely love the dish, and I wanna make it more often, but I'd like to reduce the amount of saturated fats. Would swapping coconut milk for soy milk do the trick?

PUL Team - May 13, 2024, 7:13 a.m.

Glad you're enjoying the oatmeal, Justyna! Swapping coconut milk for soy milk can indeed reduce the saturated fat content 😊

Cecille - Nov. 26, 2023, 3:26 p.m.

This is really good! Never had a savoury oatmeal before and I think I like it more than the sweet kind. I personalized the recipe a bit. I added fresh bean sprouts. Instead of raw radishes I cooked them with zucchini.

PUL Team - Nov. 27, 2023, 12:11 a.m.

Love the personalized twist, Cecille! Thanks for sharing your experience with the savoury oatmeal ☺️

kayla m - Oct. 2, 2023, 4:57 p.m.

I didn’t have plant milk on hand so I made it with just water but added hemp and pumpkin seeds and still turned out AMAZING! Will be a new go to as I love savory breakfasts thank you PUL 🤍🤍🙌

PUL Team - Oct. 3, 2023, 4:15 a.m.

Yay! We're so happy the oatmeal was enjoyed with the modification, Kayla 🫶

Utura - Aug. 10, 2023, 2:34 a.m.

This recipe is simply amazing. It resembles an Asian congee/rice porridge, but has the creaminess and health benefits of oatmeal. And the flavour has so much depth! I've modified a few things: used steel cut instead of rolled oats, cut out the coconut milk because I didn't have any, and used chicken bouillon instead of veg, because that's what I had. Deeeelious!!! I've made this a few times already, and can't get enough!

Jennie - Aug. 9, 2023, 4:04 a.m.

Definitely adding this to my go-to breakfasts. Such a refreshing change from sweet oats and so easy to whip up!

PUL Team - Aug. 9, 2023, 11:51 p.m.

So happy it's being enjoyed, Jennie, thank you!

Ellie - Aug. 4, 2023, 2:30 p.m.

This recipe is delicious and so versatile! I made it with some soy milk and peas as a more budget option and it was so yummy and comforting ^^

Thank you Sadia and team for all the inspiring and tasty meals 💚

PUL Team - Aug. 4, 2023, 3:24 p.m.

Thank YOU for making it Ellie! 🤗

Lynette Pangburn - July 17, 2023, 5:22 p.m.

Really unique flavor, simple to make, and an interesting alternative to plain oatmeal. I added an extra splash of water in place of the sesame oil as I don’t cook with oil.

Ashwini - June 4, 2023, 1:59 p.m.

I made this with quinoa and bulgur wheat instead of the oats. Added some butter beans and a salad to make it into a main meal. Turned out so tasty still - and so quick!! Probably going to be one of my go to meals now (because I am still hooked on your granola recipe for my breakfast). Thanks Sadia ♥️

PUL Team - June 5, 2023, 4:46 p.m.

Mmm sounds delicious! Thanks a bunch, Ashwini 🫶

Jess - April 25, 2023, 8:47 p.m.

Hello! Could I try this with steel cut oats instead of rolled oats? I am sure this will change the cooking time, but what about the liquid volume in the recipe?
I thought steel cut oats are more chewy, and I love the texture of them!

PUL Team - April 26, 2023, 12:58 a.m.

Hey Jess, sure - the recipe will just need some changes as rolled oats are smaller and have less fibre than steel-cut oats! Generally, steel-cut oats will need closer to a 1:3 ratio of oats to liquid and the cooking time may increase to closer to 20-30 minutes, depending on how tender you like your oats. Keep an eye on the consistency and add more liquid if needed. Happy cooking 😃

EJ - April 1, 2023, 3:06 p.m.

i loved this recipe!! didn’t have rolled oats so i changed the liquid ratio to a 2:1 liquid to oats balance—everything else was the same—and it still worked!!

PUL Team - April 1, 2023, 11:14 p.m.

Woop woop! Thank you, EJ 🤗

Piali - March 11, 2023, 2:31 p.m.

I love the way you present your videos. They are well thought out and very aesthetically done. Great job!

PUL Team - March 11, 2023, 9:34 p.m.

Awe thank you, Piali!

Michelle - Feb. 13, 2023, 5:57 p.m.

Best breakfast I've had in recent memory! I didn't have edamame on hand, so I topped it with sautéed mushrooms and spinach. Absolutely delicious!

PUL Team - Feb. 13, 2023, 7:13 p.m.

Such a big compliment, Michelle! Sautéed mushrooms and spinach sound delicious 🤌

Mk - Dec. 18, 2022, 3:59 a.m.

Hi Sadia
Will this recipe work with cous cous? I find oats make me bloated (unless it's overnight oats in which case I am fine). Also do you have any suggestions for swapping miso paste if I can't find it where I live...?

PUL Team - Dec. 18, 2022, 10:30 p.m.

Hi there, Mk, you could experiment with soy sauce or tahini in place of miso paste and couscous in place of oats. It will change the recipe a fair bit so we'd recommend tasting and adjusting as needed. Quinoa flakes are a nice substitute for rolled oats which have a more similar texture. In case you're interested and haven't already seen it, our Golden Overnight Couscous recipe might be a nicer alternative to try:…

MK - Dec. 20, 2022, 8:35 a.m.

Thank you so much!

Elsa - Aug. 2, 2022, 12:09 a.m.

So Good! I added curcuma and tahini it was perfect, thank you!!

PUL Team - Aug. 2, 2022, 5:32 a.m.

Ooo sounds delicious, Elsa, we're so glad the oatmeal was enjoyed!

Stephanie - July 3, 2022, 6:49 p.m.

Hi Sadia,
I was very happy to find this recipe, because I eat oatmeal very often for breakfast. My recipe is like that:
* 30g rolled oats
* 60g red lentils
*400ml water
* vegetable bouillon powder
* 0,5 onion
* mushrooms or fennel or courgette
It would be great, if there are more recipes like that in the future.


PUL Team - July 4, 2022, 6:51 p.m.

Mmm thank you for sharing your recipe, Stephanie! We'll note down the request as well 😃

Erica - June 9, 2022, 6:04 p.m.

First experience with a savory oatmeal and it will not be the last! The flavor combinations along with all the toppings were incredible.

PUL Team - June 10, 2022, 8:11 p.m.

Woohoo! So happy to hear, Erica, thank you ☺️

Sals - May 17, 2022, 10:11 a.m.

Been on a health kick of late and hate having oats, though it's good to lower cholesterol levels. Absolutely loving your oatmeal recipes - I tried this one today and was blown away. It was so delicious, even though I didn't use the coconut milk. Definitely going to repeat this.

Thanks Sadia

PUL Team - May 18, 2022, 3:59 a.m.

So glad they're being enjoyed, Sals! In case you're interested and haven't already seen yet, we have some porridge recipes that use quinoa or millet here:… 😃

Anna - May 13, 2022, 1:45 p.m.

Tried this today, turned out great! And super quick, so I'm sure we'll have it again soon. Thank you for the recipe!

PUL Team - May 14, 2022, 10:37 p.m.

It means so much, Anna - thank you!

Sydney - April 21, 2022, 9:11 p.m.

This was a spur of the moment lunch for me, it was AMAZING!! I had the option of oatmeal as substitute lunch....and I thought to myself, I'm going to have a creative oatmeal and went right to your site,......definitely didn't disappoint!! (EATING as I'm writing this lol) thank you for this meal! Will make over and over!

PUL Team - April 22, 2022, 5:23 a.m.

Woop woop! We're so happy to hear, Sydney, thanks a bunch 🤗

Ana - March 30, 2022, 6:09 p.m.

Hi! I don't have access to light coconut milk (I just have full fat). How could I dilute it to obtain a similar texture than light coconut milk? Thank you!

PUL Team - March 30, 2022, 7:25 p.m.

Hey Ana! You can dilute it with water, such as 1 part full-fat coconut milk with 2 parts water. For example for two servings, this would be around 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk and just over 1 cup of water 😊

Ana - March 11, 2023, 3:49 p.m.

Thank you so much! Have a nice day :)

Jace - March 15, 2022, 8:04 p.m.

I’ve never been the biggest fan of oatmeal in general, but I could eat this oatmeal everyday! I have tried it with light coconut milk, and another time with soy milk. The soy milk option works in a pinch, but I definitely recommend the creamier texture from the light coconut milk. Thank you PUL for all of your delicious recipes!!!

PUL Team - March 17, 2022, 4:47 a.m.

Thanks a bunch for sharing your experience with the oatmeal and for the kind words, Jace!

Michaela - March 14, 2022, 2:47 p.m.

my first savory oatmeal. I like it, but next time i will try sojamilk instead of coconut, because for me it is to sweet. If you have more ideas for savory oatmeal, i am very interesting in it😍😂

PUL Team - March 14, 2022, 11:08 p.m.

Hey Michaela! We're so glad it was enjoyed. Using unsweetened milk helps a bunch if possible. In case you're interested and haven't already seen it, we have a Chipotle Spiced Black Bean Oatmeal (…) and Golden Overnight Couscous (…) which are more savoury ones 😃

Kim - Feb. 21, 2022, 11 a.m.

This is my first time trying out a savoury oatmeal. I used to be sceptical about it, and now I’m a convert. I used dashi granules instead of vegetable cube and it turned out really delicious.

PUL Team - Feb. 21, 2022, 3:29 p.m.

Woohoo! Welcome to the savoury oatmeal club, Kim 😎

R.S. - Feb. 4, 2022, 6:53 p.m.

Just made this for dinner and it was absolutely amazing. I made it with grilled mushrooms, bell pepper and savoy cabbage chips. Flavorful and easily adjustable if you want to fill up on vegetables. This will be a staple in our household!

PUL Team - Feb. 5, 2022, 6:36 a.m.

Mmm that sounds delicious, R.S, thanks for sharing!

Karina - Jan. 27, 2022, 4:47 p.m.

Tasted absolutely amazing! A beautiful mix of flavors and textures. Perfect for a cold January day in Bergen, Norway. Thank you!

PUL Team - Jan. 27, 2022, 8:36 p.m.

We're so happy to hear, Karina, and sending lots of love to Norway :)

Elyse - Jan. 26, 2022, 4:02 p.m.

This recipe is off-the-hook insane! I'd been wanting to have a slower morning to do this dish right for a while and finally did this past weekend. Seriously unbelievable! It's definitely going to be a vegan 'gateway' dish for me to make for friends & family.

PUL Team - Jan. 27, 2022, 7:02 p.m.

So thrilled to hear, Elyse, it means so much!

Grace - Jan. 17, 2022, 4:34 p.m.

I much prefer savory foods to sweet, and so many breakfast foods are sweet, especially vegan ones! I was so excited you came out with these, it was like you answered our prayers, lol. We tried it this morning and the flavors were AMAZING! Still not a fan of oatmeal texture but I felt with the addition of edamame, radish and pickled onions, my brain lit up with every bite. Thanks PUL! We love you guys.

PUL Team - Jan. 18, 2022, 12:39 a.m.

Aw we're smiling from ear to ear, Grace! Thank YOU for the kind words and support 🌻

Kelly - Jan. 17, 2022, 3:43 p.m.

Delicious and crazy filling. I completely missed the topping suggestion of pickled red onions. I used some sun-dried tomatoes instead since I was thinking it could use some acid (again, having missed the pickled onion suggestion). It was delicious with the tomatoes, too. Next time will be the onions, though. Thanks, this is going to be sitting with me all morning!

PUL Team - Jan. 18, 2022, 12:29 a.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with it, Kelly! We hope you enjoy it if you're able to try with pickled onions. They do help add that bit of acidic balance 😊

Celina - Jan. 14, 2022, 9:35 p.m.

Could I use red miso paste too?

PUL Team - Jan. 15, 2022, 12:24 a.m.

Hey Celina, yes you can use red miso paste if desired! We find it's a tad stronger and saltier than white miso paste so you may want to add less (such as 1 tsp) to start and add more to taste 😊

Celina - Jan. 15, 2022, 12:27 a.m.

Ok thank you so much for the quick reply! It's really helpful. I will definetely give this recipe a try soon :-)

PUL Team - Jan. 15, 2022, 12:32 a.m.

No problem, Celina, if it's desired you could also add some sugar to taste if the miso is too strong. We hope you enjoy the oatmeal!

Desiree - Jan. 12, 2022, 4:34 p.m.

Wonderful and extremely tasty dish, I had it two nights running (as dinner instead of breakfast)! I was wondering if you could offer a good substitute to the coconut milk, so as to make it less sweet? Would that mean using water or another milk alternative? Many thanks for inspiring and, most of all, yummy meals! ☺️

PUL Team - Jan. 12, 2022, 10:39 p.m.

Hi Desiree! Thanks for the kind words and question. You could opt for less coconut milk with water, such as 1 cup coconut milk and 2/3 cup water to reduce the sweetness and creaminess. Alternatively, you could experiment with just water or an alternative unsweetened plant-based beverage if desired (such as almond or soy milk). Enjoy 😃

Devanshi Thakker - Jan. 6, 2022, 5:46 p.m.

I am very much a savory breakfast kinda person and this is like a dream breakfast! Comes together in about 15 mins and the flavor of miso, spring onion and edamame is divine! Definitely going to become a staple one! Thank you 😊

PUL Team - Jan. 6, 2022, 10:13 p.m.

Oh, Devanshi, this is so lovely to hear! Thank you for the glowing review 😃

Charlotte - Jan. 1, 2022, 5:17 p.m.

I am so happy you made some savoury oatmeal recipes as both combinations sound delicious. I tried this one today and really liked it. As it's new to me, I still rate sweet oatmeal recipes higher but the flavours in this were still spot on!

PUL Team - Jan. 2, 2022, 5:42 a.m.

Thanks a bunch for sharing your experience with this one, Charlotte, it means so much 🙂

Aurora - Dec. 29, 2021, 7:12 p.m.

Yes! Finally, savory oats! Thank you so much for making these. This Umami oatmeal is great!

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2021, 6:08 a.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, Aurora, thank you 🌻

Emily W. - Dec. 28, 2021, 10:02 p.m.

Is it possible to substitute for a different type of milk?

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2021, 4:21 a.m.

Hi Emily! We prefer the creaminess the coconut milk provides, although you could use an alternative unsweetened plant-based milk if desired (such as almond or soy milk). Let us know how it goes if you experiment with it 😃

Natalia - Dec. 28, 2021, 8:54 p.m.

I saw these oatmeal recipes on your latest YouTube video and I knew had to try all of them! I'm making this savoury miso oatmeal next because I usually eat sweet oatmeal, so this is a creative twist. I already know that this recipe is going to be fantastic. Thanks PUL team :)

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2021, 4:12 a.m.

Aw we hope you enjoy it, Natalia, let us know how it goes ✨

Lulu - Dec. 27, 2021, 2:42 p.m.

I tried this (with half the quantity of ingredients to make one serving) and even without the pickled radishes on top (and the use of a pork stock cube instead of a vegetable one!) it was delicious. I would definitely make it again when I’m in the mood for a savoury breakfast. The amount of sesame was perfect—in my opinion recipes often use far too much sesame, but this was spot on. Lovely way to nourish my body first thing in the morning! Thank you for the recipe❤️

PUL Team - Dec. 28, 2021, 2:04 a.m.

Thank you for sharing your experience with this one, Lulu, it's so appreciated ☺️

Ko - Dec. 25, 2021, 7:22 p.m.

Creamy, comforting, delicious

PUL Team - Dec. 25, 2021, 7:52 p.m.

Woohoo! Thank you, Ko 🙂