If you are tired of you same ol’ oatmeal and want something protein packed and fiber filled, then I have something for you to try. I know most think of sweet when you think of oatmeal, but this spin takes it in a completely new direction. Don’t let it scare you off though! Oats are a versatile food that can be enjoyed sweet or savory.
I know I’m not the first person who has ever made savory oatmeal, but the idea first came to me when I was pregnant. Thanks pregnancy cravings. Trust me though, you don’t have to be pregnant to enjoy this delicious breakfast combo.
This breakfast is made up of rolled oats, sauteed peppers, onions, and mushrooms, salt and pepper, and a fried egg. Runny yolks required… yum 🙂 You can also add cayenne pepper and a little cheese if desired. It is usually desired by me.
I will warn you that this breakfast is not the fastest breakfast to make, but I have some tips that will make it quicker if you want to make this for breakfast multiple times during the week. I have been having it every day this week and can make it all in about 5 minutes.
One reason I really like this combo is because it makes such a filling bowl of breakfast that provides 12 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber. Both of those things help keep blood sugar levels steady and give you energy that lasts more than just an hour. I also like that it gives me an extra serving of vegetables for the day.
I used rolled oats. You really can use any kind you like. I also like to cook them in the microwave because it’s fast and it’s less pots to clean. Win.
Peppers, onions, and mushrooms are one of my most favorite combos. You can change the vegetables however you would like best. You can also cook your egg to the preferred firmness. I like my egg yolk to run out smoothly into oatmeal and stir it in. It’s tasty and creamy.
Savory Fried Egg and Oatmeal Breakfast
1/2 cup dry oats
1/2 cup diced peppers, onions, mushrooms
salt and pepper
1-2 tbsp grated cheese-optional
First cook your oats as directed on the package. (I use 1/2 c rolled oats with 1 cup water and microwave for 2 1/2-3 minutes).
Saute veggies in a skillet with non stick spray.
Spray pan well with non stick spray and crack egg in pan. Cook over medium high heat till egg white is cooked through. Flip* and cook on other side just about 10-15 seconds or till egg yolk is cooked to desired firmness.
Top oatmeal with egg, peppers, cheese, and seasonings. Break egg yolk and stir oatmeal together.
*There are many ways to cook a fried egg and flip it. You can flip it with a spatula or flip it with the skillet. (Google how to flip a fried egg-Alton Brown for some tips). I always cook mine till the egg white is mostly cooked through and firm enough to slide around in the pan and be flipped. I flip it just for a few seconds to heat and cook the top side of the egg and finish cooking the egg white.
Meal prep tips- chop and saute enough veggies for multiple bowls and store in the refrigerator.
After your oatmeal is cooked, stir in the vegetables. I don’t heat mine more because the oatmeal is hot enough to warm the veggies, but you could heat it for another 15-30 seconds if you want. If you decide to heat it more, do this before putting the egg on top.
Cook your oatmeal in the microwave. Cook your egg while the oatmeal cooks. I can usually have my egg close to done by time the oatmeal is cooked.