Why limit oatmeal to berries, nut butters, and fruits when there are so many delicious savory flavor profiles that work beautifully with oats? Whether you're making it for breakfast or whipping up a last-minute dinner, these savory oatmeal bowls are a great source of whole grains and protein. From goat cheese and roasted tomatoes to pancetta and a fried egg, you can get creative with how you top your oats. While we stuck to old-fashioned oats, you can get experimental with quick-cooking or steel-cut oats, as well. So put the banana and peanut butter aside for a little while, because we think these salty, savory concoctions are the newest, greatest way to enjoy a humble bowl of oatmeal.
In Defense of Savory Oats
With a splash of milk and a touch of cinnamon and brown sugar, it doesn't take much to make a bowl of oatmeal delicious. However, we think savory oatmeal should get its time in the limelight. If you can't bear another bowl of brown rice or quinoa, switch it up and use your favorite breakfast staple: oats. Whether you're looking to shake up your morning routine, or you're running late for dinner and need something quick, savory oats are a healthy, easy meal that will keep you energized and full.