Savory Oatmeal With Eggs and Breakfast Toppings Ideas
Savory oatmeal is an easy breakfast meal and a refreshing twist on the overly sweet oatmeal options that are dripping with sugar. Make a big batch of vegetarian oatmeal with eggs for extra protein and enjoy all week with different breakfast toppings to add variation.
Cook the oatmeal and broth in a saucepan over medium heat until it comes to a boil.
while dd the salt to the oatmeal and broth. You may need to add more salt before serving to season it to your tastes.
Stir the oatmeal periodically to avoid burning the oatmeal at the bottom. Cook the oatmeal and broth for 3 to 5 minutes if using rolled oats. Steel-cut oats may need 5-10 minutes. Follow the instructions on the package of oatmeal to determine how long to cook the oatmeal for.
If adding eggs, beat the eggs until the egg whites and yolks are combined.
Check that the oatmeal is fully cooked before adding the eggs to avoid overcooking the eggs.
Once the oatmeal is fully cooked, stir the beaten eggs into the oatmeal and stir to combine. Turn off the heat and allow the eggs to cook in the residual heat.
If the eggs are not fully cooked from the residual heat, turn the heat back on medium and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until the eggs are just done. Usually, this step is unnecessary because the residual heat from the hot saucepan and oatmeal is enough to cook the eggs. But make sure the eggs are cooked to avoid risks of food-borne illness.
Serve the savory oatmeal with your favorite savory breakfast toppings.
Add your favorite breakfast toppings to serve with the savory oatmeal, including sausages, spam, eggs, cheese, green onions, etc. See the Savory Oatmeal recipe post for more ideas.