I am one of those people who swear by oatmeal for breakfast. Sure there are other breakfast options out there, but none are as creamy and satisfying as a warm bowl of oats. For years I tweaked my morning bowl, from peanut butter and jelly oatmeal to maple, walnut and raisin oatmeal and pumpkin pie oatmeal. There was one common theme though, sugar. Like most people I was stuck in the sweet oatmeal rut. As delicious as it was, I wanted to try something new. My first attempt was egg, cheese and peanut butter oats but after making peanut butter chili, I found a new favorite ingredient: hominy. It’s not all that strange when you think about it – grits are just ground up hominy, so this is like combining two breakfast grains only better because of the outstanding texture of hominy. I’ve never had such creamy oatmeal, making this one a new favorite. Even the heat outside doesn’t deter me from this hot and spicy breakfast. Oh, how sweet it isn’t!


1/3 cup rolled oats
1 cup skim milk
1/3 cup hominy (Juanita’s) or beans
2T Spicy Peanut Butter
1T buffalo wing sauce
salt, pepper to taste
PB2, as needed to thicken


1. Combine milk and oats in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Add hominy and microwave for 1 more minute. Stir in peanut butter, hot sauce, salt and pepper. If too thick, add milk to reach desired consistency. If too thin, add PB2 to thicken.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 bowl
Servings per Batch 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 440
Total Fat 19g
Saturated Fat 3g
Total Carbohydrate 47g
Dietary Fiber 11g
Sugars 19g
Protein 21g
Filed in Breakfast, Gluten Free, Mexican, Peanut Butter, Vegetarian

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  1. Shelby says:

    I tried hominy this past halloween and it was great! I love the texture of it and I’m sure it would be amazing in oatmeal…plus the spicyness? Perfection.

  2. Alison says:

    Hominy is a great idea. I’ve only cooked with it in posole, but I bet it’d be a great addition to oatmeal. Really, there isn’t a grain that doesn’t pair well with oatmeal.

    Most people have only ever had it in posole but it’s great in chili and now oatmeal! ~ Nick

  3. VeggieGirl says:

    Ooooh, enticing!!

  4. Marta says:

    This is very interesting Nick! I do have a strong sweet tooth, but I always start my day with a savoury breakfast (a peanut butter omelette every day!), so this recipe sounds like something I must try!! Sounds like it’d have a mild smokey flavour, and I’m sure it’s superbly creamy with the hominy and PB and all. Thanks for sharing this wonderful breakfast idea :)

    I’m all about the savory breakfast now too. Omelet – just pb and eggs or do you add other stuff? ~ Nick

  5. Sagan says:

    Am intrigued by the spiciness! But what is hominy?

    Hominy is corn that’s been treated with lime-water. Dried and ground-up hominy is called grits which you’ve probably heard of. You should be able to find it in the Mexican food section. My favorite brand is Juanita’s – their process removes most of the carbohydrates but the fiber remains intact (10g carbs, 6g fiber). Out of the can, it is a little bit dry/grainy but once you briefly cook/boil/stew it the texture is incredible, like a cross between the perfectly boiled bean and al dente pasta. ~ Nick

  6. Maria says:

    Looks so tasty!!!!

  7. Elyse says:

    Mmm, this sounds absolutely delicious. I love hominy. I actually have a recipe for hominy souffle! I can’t wait to try this out.

  8. Marta says:

    OK, but be open-minded, it sounds gross but it’s actually so delicious: every week I make this giant veg roast. I make a huge batch and then eat from it all week. I throw in eggplant, zucchini, green beans, mushrooms, squash, broccoli, asparagus, tomatoes, shallots, garlic, etc, anything that tickles my fancy that week. I roast the all with generous glug of olive oil, salt and pepper. 40 min at 400F. Then I make the omelette in a giant pan, layer a bit of baby spinach, put some roasted veg in the centre along with 2 or 3 (sometimes 4) spoonfuls of the good stuff and fold the sides in, so I end up with a loaf-looking thing. OMG Nick, I’m telling you, it’s delicious!! So easy too, every day I just make the egg part, but it takes like 5 min once you have your veg. Easy to transport to the office too. I’ve had this for breakfast every day for the past 2 years and, I’m telling you, I don’t see myself getting tired of it anytime soon!

    Doesn’t sound gross at all, I love veggie omelets. I don’t often make them but they’re always my first choice when I go out for breakfast. By “good stuff” you’re talking about the infamous peanut butter, right? If so, I’m definitely down to try it! ~ Nick

  9. Ah, you’re so right! Hominy is too neglected. I love it, but even I have to admit that I hadn’t thought of it in years until I read this post! My mom used to make southern-style casseroles with hominy and it is some solid comfort food.

    Casseroles, that sounds good. I saw a mac and cheese casserole once made with hominy instead of pasta, I need to give that a try. ~ Nick

  10. laci says:

    Interesting oats- I’m pretty addicted to the sweet type, but maybe I’ll give these a shot- this would be great creamed!
    If only I could get my hands on some PB2… :-)

  11. Sharon says:

    Hahaha, totally love this!

  12. This is very creative, Nick. I would never have thought to put these ingredients together. Looks delicious.

  13. Reeni says:

    I like the sound of savory oats-terrific idea to mix in hominy. And I bet the spice gives it a nice little kick to get you going in the morning!

  14. Elisabeth Herrera says:

    Im happy that you helped me try hominy in other things!

  15. Hayley says:

    I’ve never had hominy, but it looks amazing. Thanks for sharing Nick!

  16. ttfn300 says:

    i picked up some hominy to try, but haven’t had a chance to use it yet. i should work on that!

    ps- i did get around to trying pb crackers, i should post tomorrow :)

  17. Royal says:

    Got a question for you, totally non post related, just wanted to know if you have ever tried Krema Nut Company peanut butter. The factory is right here in my home town of columbus ohio and it has been features on shows like unwrapped and food finds! If you havent tried it you must! Here is the website Id like to know what you think! http://www.krema.com/default.asp

    I haven’t seen that brand before, hopefully I’ll get the opportunity to try it someday, I want to try every brand out there! I need to get my hands on some creamy, crunchy and spicy varieties. ~ Nick

  18. Elle says:

    What a great idea! I keep meaning to pick up some hominy and give it a try–this looks like a great way to start. Looks delicious!

  19. This is delicious! I just found your site and I love it. My son is a huge peanut butter fan and I already see some recipes I’m making at home next week :)

    Excellent, another pb fan! Thanks for stopping by =) ~ Nick

  20. Oh my Nick…you have outdone yourself with this one. Wing sauce? I think I love you…shhh, don’t tell CD. ;)

    • Nick says:

      Haha, wing sauce is one of the greatest inventions ever – except that I don’t really enjoy chicken wings, so I had to find other things to put it in. But seriously, this is my favorite breakfast of all time!

  21. Anette says:

    Very nice receipe. I have to try it :)
    Greetings :)

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