A Japanese visitor said miso soup is a classic breakfast soup and I thought why not add oatmeal instead of tofu. Now it's a must each morning for me and much more satisfying than a green smoothie or sweet oatmeal!

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
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Directions

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  • Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; add oats and miso paste. Cook for about 1 minute. Add spinach, walnuts, and seaweed to oat mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, until oatmeal is desired consistency, about 5 minutes.

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  • Pour oatmeal into a bowl and top with avocado.

Cook's Notes:

I always use organic red miso paste, but you can use any miso paste available at most Asian markets or Whole Foods(R). You may even add a bit of tofu just before serving for added protein.

Nutrition Facts

462.8 calories; 11.6 g protein; 41.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 325.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2015
I saw this and since I like to try very unusual dishes, this was on my list. I didn't have high hopes as I have tried savory oatmeal before and never have liked it. Surprise.. this was very good. I too don't like sweet foods for breakfast.. well except my coffee, so this is a nice option. I thought I had seaweed but turns out I was out so I added a pinch of salt to the dish. My stomach is very confused right now, but my tastebuds are happy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2015
I saw this and since I like to try very unusual dishes, this was on my list. I didn't have high hopes as I have tried savory oatmeal before and never have liked it. Surprise.. this was very good. I too don't like sweet foods for breakfast.. well except my coffee, so this is a nice option. I thought I had seaweed but turns out I was out so I added a pinch of salt to the dish. My stomach is very confused right now, but my tastebuds are happy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2015
I saw this and since I like to try very unusual dishes, this was on my list. I didn't have high hopes as I have tried savory oatmeal before and never have liked it. Surprise.. this was very good. I too don't like sweet foods for breakfast.. well except my coffee, so this is a nice option. I thought I had seaweed but turns out I was out so I added a pinch of salt to the dish. My stomach is very confused right now, but my tastebuds are happy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2016
This seemed like a pretty strange dish but I saw the other rating and decided to give it a shot. I left out the walnuts but I love this recipe and have made it several times in the past few weeks including for other family members. I usually increase the amount of miso to about 1.5 teaspoons and spinach to a large handful. The seaweed and the extra miso are pretty essential for a bit of seasoning. It's great for the single cook or for using up an avocado. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2016
Kudos- a great combo. I made it exactly as presented. It was fine. I would tweak it next time in the following ways: First, I'd add the walnut pieces at the end with the avocado. I'd like a bit of an acidic accent to distinguish all the flavors, perhaps mirin or rice vinegar. Last, I had to add soy sauce to spice it a bit. All the tweaks would be to my taste as I said, this was excellent and I'll cook it again. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2016
I really liked the change of pace from sweet to savory. I added some frozen grilled corn kernels which I quickly microwaved and miso soup concentrate Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2016
Very good and healthy. The only thing i changed was adding the miso paste after the oatmeal has somewhat cooled a little. Read quite a few places that stated adding miso to hot water destroys the health properties of miso. If you are going to use might as well use it at its best. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2018
I should have added that BEFORE serving add the walnuts and avocado and not during cooking process. Thanks people!! Read More