You guys know oatmeal is a big time breakfast favorite of mine. It’s warm, filling and can make a chilly winter morning slightly more bearable.
I love them sweetened up with egg nog, maple syrup, or a drizzle of honey, but I recently discovered oats make a great whole grain base for a savory breakfast, too. This doesn’t shock me though–everything is better topped with an egg, cheese and a sprinkle of bacon, is it not?
IMHO, oatmeal’s hearty texture complements the egg, cheese and cured meat combo as well as any slice of avocado toast on the planet.
This breakfast packs a whopping 23 grams of protein–over one third of that coming from milk which adds serious staying power to this hearty morning meal. One cup of milk contains 8 grams of protein, which our muscles need to grow, repair and recover, especially after a tough workout.
Another reason I love this combo? Savory oatmeal also makes a delicious and satisfying dinner, too–perfect for busy weeknights or a quick and inexpensive single girl supper.
Your kiddos may find egg and bacon oats a little on the weird side but hey, as far as I’m concerned this is oatmeal for adults.
1 cup lowfat milk
1/2 cup uncooked old-fashioned oats
pinch sea salt (plus additional for serving)
1 teaspoon cooking oil (or 1/2 second spray)
1 large egg
1 tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese
1 slice cooked bacon, coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons sliced green onion
Black pepper (optional)
Combine milk, oats and salt and cook according to package instructions to desired creaminess. While the oats cook, heat a small, non-stick skillet over medium heat. Lightly coat with cooking oil. Add egg and cook to desired doneness, about 3-4 minutes for a runny yolk. Serve oatmeal in a bowl topped with cheese, bacon, egg and green onion. If desired, season with salt and pepper.
A special thanks to MilkPEP for sponsoring this delicious post! For more yummy, protein-packed oatmeal recipes made with milk, try this Nutty Blueberry Quinoa Oatmeal or a festive Morning Eggnog Oatmeal next!
Savory Oats: Every tried ‘em?
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Savory Oatmeal with Soft-Cooked Egg + Bacon
This looks delicious,has all of my favourite breakfast things and I am going to try it!
I made this last night and it was delicious!! Thanks for the awesome recipe!
Looks very interesting! Never thought of having oats as a savoury dish, but might have to try this out :)
I saw savory oatmeal on a Asian fusion menu almost a year ago and it’s been in the back of my mind ever since. I wondered if it was cooked with chicken broth and I’m tempted to try it that way. Glad I found this post!
I’ve been doing baked oatmeal bars (sort of a cross between oatmeal and quiche or frittata?) and they are great to take to work! Also, al dente steel cut oats spread in a jelly roll pan & chilled, and then sliced & pan fried in a teeny bit or oil or nonstick spray also a great base for a fried egg or egg whites! (I learned that from a Cameron Diaz interview- go figure ;-)
I’d definitely do this one for dinner! Yummy! IMHO, your photos rock.
Yummmmm! I love anything topped with a fried egg, and that one is cooked just how I like ’em.
Mmmmm those yolks!!! They look delicious and I can’t wait to try this. Most of my breakfasts are savoury, but I haven’t done a savoury oatmeal yet. Going to bookmark this one to make next!