Oh my gosh you guys. I just met my new favorite breakfast/lunch/dinner, really any time the stomach is grumbling this recipe comes to the rescue. Chewy, nutty steel cut oats get topped with freshly grated Romano cheese, a basted egg, and creamy avocado slices.
I know savory oats may sound a bit strange. For years I’ve been pinning recipes for savory oats but never worked up the courage to try them. Plus, oatmeal with peanut butter is one of my all-time favorite foods, so the idea of messing with that was not overly appealing. But then I made steel cut oats for breakfast the other day with some maple syrup and, of course, peanut butter and it hit me: steel cut oats are so chewy and nutty that they’d go perfectly with a runny egg yolk and avocado.
So after yoga one day I took the plunge. And I am beyond excited that I did. I LOVE these oats. Like I’m wishing it was acceptable to my husband to just eat these every night for the next week for dinner.
You’ll notice I kept these oats nice and simple, but feel free to get creative with additional spices and herbs. For the egg, I went with my go-to basted eggs to get perfectly runny yolks, but it would also be delicious with a poached egg. However you prepare your egg, just be sure not to overcook the yolk. Cheese-wise, I love me some aged parmesan and fresh Romano cheese, but gouda or a sharp cheddar would also work well here.
Now I know steel cut oats take a bit longer to make, but I strongly recommend using them over instant or even old fashioned oats as they have a nuttier flavor and a chewier texture to keep this bowl from getting too mushy. If you are good a planning ahead, you can soak your steel cut oats in water the night before to greatly cut down on cooking time.
Have you ever tried savory oats? If so I’d love to hear some of your favorite flavor combinations!
So here’s a toast to eggs – the perfect breakfast, lunch, and dinner ingredient!
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I LOVE savory oats! I prefer them with steel cuts for some extra bite.
Agreed, steel cut oats are the way to go for savory oats!
I love me some sweet oatmeal…but you know…this does look quite delicious….
Thanks AZ 🙂
I love steel cut oats and savory oats! These look amazing, especially with the avocado!
Thanks Kaleigh. I had never tried them before but now I’m hooked! Avocado makes everything better 😉
This looks SO good!!! I haven’t jumped on board the savory oats train yet, but this recipe is changing my mind!
Do it! I was nervous about it but omg it makes me like steel cut oats even more.
Another tip for saving time on cooking, is to actually cook the oats on low overnight so they are ready to go in the morning!! OR make a big batch on the weekend for the rest of the week. These savory oats look SO satisfying 🙂
Thanks for the tips Tara! Yes, it’s much easier just to make a big batch for the week and heat up as you go. I’ve tried soaking them overnight, but I’ve never done it by cooking them on low – will have to experiment this weekend 🙂