Sweet + Savory Egg and Oatmeal Combo Bowl

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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!

Sweet + Savory Egg and Oatmeal Combo Bowl in a white bowl served with gold spoon and cup of coffee.

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.

Sweet + Savory Egg and Oatmeal Combo Bowl in a white bowl served with gold spoon and cup of coffee.

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?!

Sweet + Savory Egg and Oatmeal Combo Bowl in a white bowl served with gold spoon and cup of coffee.

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. 

Egg and Oat Combo Bowl

5 from 13 votes
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.
White bowl of oatmeal topped with almond butter, a fried egg with red pepper flakes, and scrambled egg whites. Black coffee next to the plate.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup water
  • dash of sea salt
  • dash of cinnamon, optional
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1 egg, or more egg whites
  • sea salt and pepper
  • 1/2 Tablespoon almond butter, optional
  • crushed red pepper or hot sauce, optional

Instructions
 

  • Heat water and oats in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add a little sea salt and cinnamon to the oats, if using. Cook the oats, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes or until the oats are creamy and the consistency you like. Remove from heat until the eggs are ready.
  • While oats are cooking, spray a skillet with coconut-oil cooking spray. Add egg whites to the pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook until egg whites are solid. Once the egg whites are cooked through and scrambled, push them to one side of the pan so they’ll stay warm and add the whole egg to the pan to cook; cook whole egg to your liking.
  • Once both the eggs and oats are finished cooking, grab a bowl (I like using a shallow, wide bowl) add oats to one side and top with almond butter (if using) and eggs to the other side with hot sauce or red pepper flakes. Eat with a spoon, fork or both!

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl Calories: 345kcal Carbohydrates: 32g Protein: 26g Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 186mg Sodium: 278mg Fiber: 6g Sugar: 2g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American

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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! Added bonus, there's only one serving dish to wash!
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    27 comments
    1. Sarah S.
      May 13, 2021 AT 8:31 am

      5 stars
      Perfect sweet and savory combo! Who doesn’t love eggs and oats… then to put them together in one bowl?! 😍🤩🤯 So good and such a quick abs easy recipe! Yum

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 13, 2021 AT 10:58 am

        Yay! I’m so glad this oatmeal was a hit, Sarah! Thanks so much for the review. I really appreciate it!

    2. Savannah
      April 21, 2021 AT 6:10 am

      5 stars
      This was surprisingly really good. You have to try it and definitely add the peanut butter, because it makes it 10x better.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 21, 2021 AT 11:31 am

        Woo! So glad this recipe was a hit, Savannah! Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

    3. Maggie
      January 24, 2021 AT 9:45 am

      5 stars
      This is so brilliant!! An English muffin topped with peanut butter and a fried egg is one my secret favorite breakfasts. 😂😍 This version is delish, super easy, and full of nutrition.

    4. Linda M
      January 1, 2021 AT 12:09 pm

      5 stars
      It was the perfect solution for what I was looking for and has moved up to a Fav breakfast! Thank you.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 1, 2021 AT 8:12 pm

        Woo!! That makes me so happy to hear. Thanks for the review, Linda.

    5. Adrian
      October 22, 2020 AT 7:11 pm

      I have a very simple way of combining eggs and oat meal. In a microwave safe bowl add half cup of quick oats 1 cup of water. Break one egg into the center and microwave for two minutes. Remove and stir in one tablespoon of honey. Try it.

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