From avocado toast to breakfast skillets, there’s always a trendy new way to cook a healthy breakfast with traditional ingredients. Enter: savory oatmeal. Instead of the usual fruit and nut toppings, savory oatmeal incorporates ingredients such as fresh vegetables, eggs or meat, and a variety of seasonings to create a nutritious breakfast. To help you try out the trend for yourself, we rounded up a variety of savory oatmeal recipes.
Sauteed tempeh and nutritional yeast are used as substitutes for bacon and cheese in this vegan-friendly recipe. The best part? It only takes 20 minutes to cook this hearty meal.
This savory oatmeal recipe features a homemade pesto made primarily with walnuts, spinach, and sage. If you’re left with extra squash and pesto, store them in the refrigerator to top the next batch of oatmeal.
If you’re in a rush in the morning, these overnight oats will ensure you still get a proper breakfast. Black beans and an egg also give these oats an extra dose of protein to keep you full for longer.
Mix some vegetables into your oats with these spicy pieces of roasted zucchini. Other topping options for these oats range from kimchi to hummus to chili flakes.
This recipe can be made with many ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen: oats, pesto, tomatoes, onions, and eggs. It would also be a good lunch option.
Instead of rolled oats, this oatmeal uses steel cut oats, giving it a risotto-like texture. Spinach, olives, and tomatoes also provide a variety of vitamins and minerals along with healthy fats.
For this oatmeal, the tomatoes are roasted first then stirred into the oatmeal to create a homemade sauce. Try topping the oatmeal with fresh mozzarella or parmesan for extra Italian flavor.
The next time you’re craving pasta, try this recipe instead. Sausage, mushrooms, and asparagus are mixed with thyme and cheddar cheese to create a comforting oatmeal.
If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, the addition of chickpeas provides a plant-based protein option. To reduce the simmering time of the oats, try soaking them overnight.
Bone broth, which can be made on your own or bought at the store, is used to cook this oatmeal. If you don’t want to use bone broth, you can also use vegetable broth. The oatmeal is topped with shitake mushrooms and spinach.
With this recipe, you have the flexibility to use whatever vegetables you have at home and give them a quick sauté. When poaching the eggs, pour some white vinegar into the simmering water before adding the eggs in order to prevent the whites from separating.
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