I know that not everyone may feel that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day," but I absolutely adore breakfast. I kid you not, I go to sleep excited to wake up and greet my day with a delicious cup of coffee paired with some scrumptious morning meal.
There are so many options for breakfast, eggs, toast, omelets, waffles, etc… but for years I have been a loyal fan of good old fashioned oatmeal. In my opinion nothing is more satisfying than a hot bowl of delicious oats topped with an array of nutritious seeds and other accoutrements. The standard oatmeal prep is a great way to create a delicious and satisfying breakfast, but there are also many ways to think outside of the box when it comes to oatmeal prep. For today's post I wanted to share two oatmeal recipes that I am currently loving. Here are two takes on oatmeal that you really must try - one sweet and one savory, both are very healthy and packed with tons of flavor!
Savory Oatmeal Egg Bowl
- Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- Toasted Flax Seeds
- 1-2 Eggs
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Fresh Chopped Chives
- Smokey Spanish Paprika
- Salt and Pepper
- Cook 1/2c of Rolled Oats per the instructions detailed on the package (microwave or stovetop)
- In a skillet, cook 1 - 2 eggs over easy
- Transfer cooked oats to a breakfast bowl and mix in 1 Tbs of toasted flax seed, plus a dash of both salt and fresh cracked pepper
- Sprinkle cheese on top of Oatmeal, then add egg(s) on top of cheese
- Garnish with salt, pepper, smokey spanish paprika, freshly chopped chives and a few slices of avocado
**Adapted from this Martha Stewart Recipe
If you are looking for a sweeter oatmeal recipe that is healthy and can feed a crowd, this Oatmeal Souffle recipe from the Sprouted Kitchen is absolutely fabulous. See below for more details:
Sprouted Kitchen's Oatmeal Souffle
For the complete recipe, click here
**Note- I used a deep soufflé dish instead of the shallow gratin dish used in the recipe. If you opt to use a deeper dish like the one I used to make this recipe, you may need to add a few additional minutes to the cook time.