"The vegetables and spices transform creamy oatmeal into spicy, nutty dish that reminds me of southern-style grits without the grittiness," says Alex, the blogger behind Spoonful of Sugar Free.
1 cup water (or broth)
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup chopped spinach
1/4 cup cubed and roasted butternut squash or sweet potatoes
1 teaspoon rosemary (or other spice of choice)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 fried egg (optional)
Boil water with oats in a small saucepan over high heat, stirring occasionally, until thick and creamy, about 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in spinach, then remove from heat. Add squash, spices, and salt and pepper to taste. Top with fried egg, if desired, and serve warm.