Having eggs and oats for breakfast? Put them in one bowl for a sweet + savory egg and oatmeal bowl that offers the perfect balance of protein, carbs and fat. Vegetarian and gluten-free.
A bowl of oatmeal with a side of eggs makes for a wonderful healthy breakfast. It’s got the perfect balance of macronutrients, it’s energizing and super filling.
Most people serve this breakfast up in two dishes, but apparently I’m not your typical person because in an effort not to dirty up two dishes, I started combining them into one bowl. Yup, cooked oatmeal, scrambled egg whites and a fried egg… all in one bowl. It’s a thing!
Combining eggs with oatmeal isn’t anything new considering savory oats have been around for ages and whipping egg whites into oats is totally a thing (i.e. my protein pumpkin egg white oats), but this egg and oat combo bowl is unique because it’s got a sweet and savory thing going on. And the toppings are where things really get unique.
I like my eggs spicy so I add hot sauce or crushed red pepper to those and for the oats I cook them in water with cinnamon and then add a drizzle almond or peanut butter for serving.
I’ve shared this bowl on Instagram a bunch and to some it sounds crazy. Combining eggs and almond butter… what? Even Isaac thinks it so weird, but it works for me and I had to share the recipe because there has to be some others who will enjoy this egg and oatmeal bowl, too.
I can’t be the only sweet and savory lover who likes keeping dishes at a minimum and doesn’t mind eggs and oats touching in the same bowl. Right?!
This bowl has become my go-to breakfast on the days I workout because it has the perfect balance of macros: protein, whole grain carbs and healthy fat. And it’s really customizable to meet your tastes and needs.
I love doing one fried egg paired with scrambled egg whites, but you can easily scramble the egg and egg whites together or just do all egg whites. And the toppings are totally flexible too. I love almond/peanut butter and hot sauce, but feel free to play around with your favorite toppings.
The only challenging thing about this bowl is deciding whether to use a fork or spoon. Sometimes I actually use both, but most of the time I’m Team Spoon.
If you make this egg and oat combo bowl, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other readers who are thinking about making the recipe.