Savory Oatmeal

The first time I heard about savory oatmeal from my friend Casey, I was like *@&#*(@^%*(@!#&*!!!!!! <-- Yes, just like that. ;) I eat oatmeal every single morning and as boring and blah as it sounds, it is SO satisfying for me and I never seem to get sick of it! Keeps my full and regular... TMI I KNOW, but I can't hide the TRUTH!!!

On most days, after I get in my early AM workout and shower, I'll head downstairs to fill my coffee cup {I take it black to grow hair on my chest} and put some oatmeal on the stove. I do 1/2 a cup of oats with a cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk and throw in some frozen berries. I turn the burner on to the lowest of low heat, let it sit and by the time I finish getting ready it is slow cooked to perfection! (WARNING: not all burners are created equal....)

When I realized I could turn in my typical super sweet pie-eque concoction to a delectable savory treat I was OVER THE MOON! 

Here's how to re-create this beautiful masterpiece.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup natural oats
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk 
  • 1 egg
  • 3 dashes Rosemary
  • 2 dashes Basil
  • 1 dash Chili Powder (optional)
  • 1 dash Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Avocado 

Combine all ingredients and slow cook on low heat to let the flavors meld together. I wanted a kick in my oatmeal so I added in a smidge of chili powder to make things interesting and topped with a few red pepper flakes once it was in the bowl (which is a staple in our house.) I used dried rosemary and basil BUT if you do have some fresh on hand, it would be that much better!

I poached an egg with one of these super cool egg poaching gadgets (I add 1/2 inch of water in the bottom of a pan, boil and put in the egg poacher for about 4 minutes.) The key is to make sure the egg is still runny...because that yolk on top of the oatmeal MAKES it! I added a few slices of ripe avocado and sprinkled a bit of parm on top of the finished product. As I'm sitting here, I'm also daydreaming of what it would tasted like with goat cheese instead...mmmmm, I LOVE goat cheese!

A simple way to step up your breakfast game with minimal effort! Hope you all like it and I'd love to hear about any variations of this you test out on your own!