Good Morning! Here is a new take on oatmeal that is delicious, healthy, and super easy to make. When you think of oatmeal what normally comes to mind? Blueberries? Honey? Bananas? Sweet stuff, right? Well, my pregnant (or genius!) self came up with quick savory oatmeal recipe that will keep your belly full for hours but not send you into a slippery slope of making oatmeal unhealthy.
I was adamant on eating oatmeal almost every day because of the health benefits but I got so tired of eating the same thing in it that I had to switch it up. I added chocolate here and there, a dollop of peanut butter, some cut up protein bars, some vanilla cupcake flavored goldfish and before I knew it I was pretty much eating dessert for breakfast.
Now that I am pregnant, I need to eat oatmeal again because of the fiber and protein but I don’t want to keep sweet stuff (hello, gestational diabetes) so without further ado – your savory oatmeal recipe:
Savory Oatmeal – Time: about 5 minutes
½ cup of Oatmeal (I use Quaker Oats Old Fashion Oatmeal)
1 cup of water
½ TB Chia Seeds
Garlic Powder (to your liking)
Black Pepper (to your liking)
Pinch of Cheddar Cheese
1 TB Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
Red Chili Flakes (Optional)
Green Onions (optional)
In a small pan, heat Olive Oil or Coconut Oil over medium heat.
When oil is shimmery, add the egg to the pan.
While the egg is cooking, combine oatmeal, chia seeds, garlic powder, black pepper, and water in a bowl. I use two shakes of garlic powder and three cranks of black pepper – I don’t know what that measures out to.
Microwave oatmeal for 2 minutes on high. When it’s done, adjust water to desired consistency. Chia seeds absorb a lot of liquid, so adjust accordingly.
When the oatmeal is still hot, add a pinch of cheddar cheese and mix so the cheese gets melty and gooey.
Once the egg’s edges are crispy, add a little more black pepper and red chili flakes and place egg on top of oatmeal.
Garnish with green onions if you want, then step back and admire that beautiful bowl. IG Story or take a picture for Instagram or Facebook if you want. Then brag to your friends about how healthy you are and how full you are.
The best part is cutting up the egg, letting the yolk run, and the mixing it all up so every bite is as equally delicious as the next. If you like this quick savory oatmeal recipe, yay! Let me know in the comments. Here is a link to more savory oatmeal recipes.
If you think savory oatmeal is weird, that’s okay. Let me know what your favorite breakfast go-to is!