Change up your oatmeal routine with a savory, fiery take on this timeless breakfast recipe. It starts with chicken broth as a base with sauteed onions, garlic, mushrooms, and Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce. And it’s the perfect launching pad for all sorts of other toppings. Filling, satisfying, and easy on your wallet.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 

2 cups chicken broth

1 tablespoon of Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce

2 tablespoons olive oil, for sautéing

1 cup onion

1 cup mushrooms 

2 tablespoons garlic

Dash of smoked paprika (optional)

Salt to taste


Chop garlic and onions and sauté in olive oil until nearly cooked through

Add mushrooms and cook until done

Add chicken broth and bring to a boil

Stir in oats and Habanero Hot Sauce, and then reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, for approx. 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let sit a few minutes more, if needed, until creamy.

Add salt (and a dash of smoked paprika) to taste.

Ideas for Toppings

Add a fried or soft-boiled egg on top

Slice of cooked bacon

Slice up a cooked sausage

Shredded cheddar cheese

Prepared chili

Cooked spinach, kale, broccoli, or collard greens

Chopped fresh tomatoes, avocado, or green onions

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