Savory Oats Recipe – Simple and Delicious!
These savory oats are topped with eggs, smoked cheese, guacamole, wilted spinach, and just a smidge of bacon. Why settle for a soggy bowl of cold breakfast cereal when you can have this?!?
- ¼ c steel-cut oatmeal, dry
- ⅔ c baby spinach
- 1 slice thick-cut bacon
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ounce smoked cheese, shredded
- 2 ounces guacamole (I used a store-bought single-serve cup.)
Cook the oatmeal with water according to the package directions. It will take 30-45 minutes.
Wilt the spinach on the stovetop with a little water. Set it aside.
Cook the strip of bacon. Crumble it when cooked.
Fry the two eggs in the bacon grease left in the pan.
To serve, put the cooked oats in a bowl. Top with the shredded cheese. (The heat of the oats will melt the cheese.) Pile the wilted spinach, guacamole, eggs, and crumbled bacon on top. Enjoy it!
This is a level 2 recipe (transition or weight maintenance). Dry steel-cut oatmeal will run you about 150 calories per ¼-cup, so I’d skip the oats to drop this dish to level one. This move preserves the major sources of protein (eggs, cheese) and the produce.
Without the oatmeal, you are left with a pretty typical example of a low-carb/keto breakfast. Cutting back on grains is one easy way to reduce the calories in a meal while keeping the nutrient-dense components that promote satiety.
This recipe lends itself well to scaling up if you are feeding a household. It's very easy to customize this to meet the needs of individuals in your family without making separate meals.