Scrambled Oats

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Switch up your breakfast game with these viral scrambled oats! They’re super easy to whip up, totally customizable and packed with protein and fiber.

As you all know, I’m a huge oatmeal lover, so as soon as I saw the viral scrambled oats on TikTok I immediately ran to my kitchen to try them for myself!

I shared my recipe on Instagram a few months ago, but I’m finally getting the recipe up on the blog today!

These scrambled oats are such a fun way to eat oatmeal and perfect for those busy mornings when you’re short on time, but still want something healthy that’s packed with protein and fiber. They cook up like scrambled eggs, but taste like soft granola.

A bowl of scrambled oats with a scoop of yogurt, chia seeds, fresh berries, and a drizzle of almond butter on top.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s a fun and unique way to eat oatmeal that’s different than your typical bowl of oats.
  • This breakfast bowl is loaded with healthy fats, protein and fiber.
  • Completely customizable! Feel free to make this recipe your own.
  • Easy to make with only 6 simple ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen.

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • banana – adds natural sweetness and moisture to the oat mixture. Make sure you’re using a ripe banana for the best results!
  • rolled oats – I use Bob’s Red Mill rolled oats. Just be sure to grab gluten-free oats if needed.
  • egg – adds protein and helps to create the scramble texture. If you need to make this recipe vegan, you can use an egg substitute or use yogurt instead!
  • chia seeds – a nutritious addition that adds fiber, protein and healthy fats. Feel free to skip this if you don’t have it on hand.
  • vanilla extract – a nice flavor enhancer. You can skip this if needed.
  • cinnamon – just a pinch for a nice warming spice. You can skip this or use another spice like cardamom, nutmeg, allspice or pumpkin pie spice if desired.
  • toppings – I used yogurt, fresh berries, nut butter, a drizzle of honey and chia seeds, but feel free to get creative here and use your favorite toppings.
A six photo collage showing how to make scrambled oats.

How to Make

Using a fork, mash a ripe banana in a shallow bowl or plate. Add the remaining ingredients to the mashed banana and mix until combined.

Spray a non-stick skillet with a little avocado or olive oil and heat it over medium heat. Once warm, add the batter to the skillet and cook until bubbles appear. Then using a heat-safe spatula flip and break the mixture into pieces.

Add scrambled oats to a bowl and serve with yogurt of choice, fresh berries, a drizzle of nut butter, honey and chia seeds.

A bowl of scrambled oats with a scoop of yogurt, chia seeds, fresh berries, and a drizzle of almond butter on top.

Topping Ideas

  • Yogurt: I topped my scrambled oats with plant-based plain yogurt due to being dairy-free for Tucker, but my usual go-to for yogurt is plain full-fat Greek yogurt.
  • Fruit: I love the addition of fresh berries, but it’d also be delicious with other fruit like banana slices, fresh mango, cherries or peaches.
  • Nut butter: Add of drizzle of your favorite nut or seed butter, such as almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter, tahini or sunflower seed butter.
  • Honey or maple syrup: Sweeten your bowl with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.
  • Seeds and/or nuts: – Add some flaxseeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds or chopped almonds, walnuts or pecans for some more protein and healthy fats.
  • Coconut: Top your scrambled oats with toasted coconut for a tropical twist!
Honey is drizzled into a bowl of scrambled oats with a scoop of yogurt, chia seeds, fresh berries, and almond butter on top.

How to Serve

Think of these scrambled oats as soft granola! They’d work well as a topping for yogurt bowls, smoothies, pancakes or waffles. You can also just serve them plain with your favorite non-dairy or dairy milk.

Woman's hand holding a metal spoon that is going into a bowl of scrambled oats.

Can I Meal Prep These Scrambled Oats?

Totally! This recipe serves one, but you can easily make a larger batch to meal prep for the week so you have breakfast ready to go!

How to Store & Reheat

Store in the fridge: You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

How to reheat: Reheat the oats in a dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally to ensure even heating. Alternatively, you can reheat the scrambled oats in the microwave for 30-60 seconds or until heated through. Once reheated, serve your scrambled oats with your favorite toppings for a quick breakfast.

A bowl of scrambled oats with a metal spoon.

Be sure to check out all of my oatmeal recipes as well as the full collection of breakfast recipes here on EBF.

4.88 from 8 votes

Scrambled Oats

Switch up your breakfast game with these viral scrambled oats! They're super easy to whip up, totally customizable and packed with protein and fiber.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients  

  • 1 ripe banana
  • cup rolled oats
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Toppings of choice: I used yogurt, fresh berries, nut butter, a drizzle of honey and chia seeds

Instructions 

  • Using a fork, mash the banana in a shallow bowl or plate.
    A mashed banana in a white bowl with a metal fork.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the mashed banana and mix until combined.
    A woman's hand holds a metal fork, mixing the ingredients for the scrambled oats in a bowl.
  • Grease a non-stick skillet with a little avocado or olive oil and warm over medium heat. Once warm, add the oatmeal mixture and cook until bubbles appear. Then using a spatula, flip and break the mixture into pieces.
    Cooked scrambled oats in a white skillet.
  • Serve with yogurt of choice, fresh berries, a drizzle of nut butter, honey and chia seeds.
    A bowl of scrambled oats with a scoop of yogurt, chia seeds, fresh berries, and a drizzle of almond butter on top.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 w/o toppings | Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 641mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 16g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: scrambled oats
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20 Comments

  1. Eating this now, and it’s so good! I’ll make this again, in between my ffruity and nutty baked oats.

    1. Yay! I am so glad you are loving this recipe, Sherry! Thank you for your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!

        1. Hi Allison – You could try mashed sweet potato or Greek yogurt. Let me know what you try and how it turns out for you, enjoy!

        2. I’m going to try using 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce in place of the banana! Hoping it’ll turn out similar. I’m sure it’ll taste great even if the texture isn’t the same.

          1. Hi Kristin – That should work and you can try mashed sweet potato as well! Let me know how it turns out for you!

  2. Being a huge oatmeal lover I am looking forward to trying this recipe – different than the usual.

    Do you think I could increase the oatmeal to 1/2 cup without having to change the amounts of other ingredients?
    Also, I usually combine rolled oats, oat bran, and steel cut oats together – do you think it would be okay with this recipe?

    thanks

    1. Hi Cyni – Increasing the oats in this recipe without the other ingredients will cause the batter to be a bit more dry, if you are okay with a dryer texture, that should work. I haven’t tried any other types of oats in this recipe and I am not sure how the texture / doneness of the oats will be with the oat bran & steel cut. Let me know if you give this recipe a try and how it turns out!

  3. 5 stars
    I made this for breakfast this morning and if I could give it 10 stars I would!
    I really liked this and I think it is my new Sunday breakfast!
    I am for sure adding this into my baked oatmeal rotation.
    Thanks very much for another great recipe, much appreciated from this oatmeal lover!

    1. Excellent! I am so excited to hear that you are loving these scrambled oats, Cynthia. Thank you so much for coming back and sharing your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!

    1. Ah thank you, Kori! I am excited to hear that you are enjoying this recipe. Thank you for coming back and sharing your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!

  4. 5 stars
    I have always wanted to like oatmeal but couldn’t find a way to make it where I could eat it. This is absolutely amazing and I am definitely going to make this again and again!

    1. Ah yay! I am so glad you found this recipe and it is a hit, Amy. Thank you so much for sharing your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!

  5. I love this recipe. I don’t always have bananas so I have substituted applesauce for the banana and it turns out great. I like adding yogurt as a topping for a bit more protein. Great go to recipe.

    1. Yay! I am so glad to hear that you are loving this recipe, Peggy. Thank you for your review + star rating, it means so much to me!

    1. Yay! So glad you loved this recipe, Heather. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

  6. 4 stars
    This was delicious! I only had steel cut oats so after I mixed everything together I let it sit for 15-20 minutes. That allowed the oats to soften up and it was perfect!

    1. Ah this is great, Sarah! I am so glad these turned out great for you with the steel cut oats, thanks for sharing. I appreciate your review & star rating, it means so much to me!