This hearty and satisfying savory oatmeal with eggs recipe is sure to become your new favorite breakfast – and maybe even lunch and dinner, too!
It’s creamy, high in protein, filling, and full of delicious ingredients. The fried eggs pair so well with sauteed mushrooms, sliced avocado, fragrant arugula, and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
Thank you to McCann’s Irish Oatmeal® for sponsoring this post, originally published in 2016.
Savory Egg Oatmeal with Avocado
Oatmeal is one of my absolute favorite breakfasts (and, let’s be honest, dinner on occasion!). But lately I’ve been wanting to mix it up from the usual sweet oatmeal. Enter: savory oatmeal.
This recipe is incredibly easy and really delicious – you’ll feel like you’re having a decadent mushroom risotto for breakfast. It’s easy to reheat later, too! Just store the base oatmeal in the fridge, then rehydrate with a splash of milk or water and pop it in the microwave when you’re ready to eat.
The toppings are up to you, but clearly I recommend a runny yolk fried egg and a couple of my other faves: avocado and arugula. 🙂
Savory Oats Ingredients
To make this savory oatmeal, you’ll need:
- steel-cut oats
- olive oil
The star of this recipe, though, is the oats! I used McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal, which I love because of its rich, nutty taste and stellar ingredient list. There’s minimal processing, nothing added or artificial, just 100 percent whole grain Irish oats. Sweet!
Steel cut oats are always a fun way to mix it up from rolled oats, too – such a nice chewy texture.
McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal has just earned its first Non-GMO Certification from the Non-GMO Project for three of its core products — Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal in the 28oz. Tin, Quick & Easy Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal in the 24 oz. Canister, and Quick Cooking Rolled Oats in the 16 oz. Box. You’ll see the “Non-GMO” label on the front!
How to Make Savory Oatmeal with Eggs
This recipe is easy to throw together. It would be a great one to make as a weekend breakfast and then enjoy the leftovers of through the week!
First, start by sautéing your onions, mushrooms, and garlic. Once they have softened, add the oatmeal and water, bring to a boil, then simmer for about 25 to 30 minutes. If you’re tight on time, feel free to use either the quick & easy steel cut oats or the quick cooking rolled oats I referenced above – they won’t take as long to cook! 🙂
While waiting for the oatmeal to finish cooking, fry up your eggs in a skillet over low-medium heat. (This usually only takes a few minutes, so try not to start them too early!)
Once the oatmeal is ready, add the toppings of your choice, salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy!
Just look at that bowl of breakfast bliss – yum! Feel free to add some hot sauce or sriracha if you want to make it spicy.
The full savory oatmeal with eggs recipe is at the bottom of this post. Let me know how you like it!
Looking for more delicious breakfast ideas? Check these out:
- Sausage Egg Casserole
- Almond Milk Overnight Oats with Berries
- Healthy Banana Baked Oatmeal
- Sheet Pan Eggs with Potatoes & Veggies
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats with Banana
- Crustless Quiche with Veggies & Goat Cheese
- Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
- Cherry Chocolate Overnight Oats
Have you ever tried savory oatmeal before? What are your favorite toppings?
For the oatmeal
- 1 onion, chopped
- 8 oz crimini mushrooms, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 and 1/2 cups McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal
- 6 cups water
- salt and pepper, to taste
Toppings, for serving
- Fried eggs
- Sliced avocado
- Baby arugula
- Optional: shaved parmesan cheese, parsley, sautéed mushrooms
- Heat the onion, mushrooms, and garlic in a large pot with the olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook for 6-7 minutes, until the onions are slightly browned and the mushrooms are cooked down.
- Add the oatmeal and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer 25-30 minutes, until the oatmeal is tender and the mixture has thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Top with fried eggs, avocado, arugula, parmesan, parsley, and sautéed mushrooms.
McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal has been warming the hearts, minds and souls of the most discriminating oatmeal lovers for more than 150 years. You can find McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal at a wide variety of retailers, including Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. To find where it is carried near you, click here. Want more McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal inspired recipes? They have a ton on their website.