Easy Family Recipes: Oatmeal with Soft-Cooked Egg and Bacon

Savory Oatmeal with Soft Cooked Egg and BaconWhen you think of oatmeal, do you think of cinnamon sugar and apples? The newest trend is to leave the sweetness out of your oatmeal and give it a savory bent instead. Not only can you cut the sugar, but by adding a bit of protein in the morning, you will be fueled through until lunch, giving a bit of staying power to your breakfast. This recipe provides a great breakfast for one, though you can easily double, triple or quadruple it if you're looking to feed more than just yourself on a busy morning. If you don't have time to cook bacon, feel free to use bacon crumbles instead, even if it's just a pinch. The smoky saltiness that the bacon lends to the dish makes it that much tastier.

Savory Oatmeal with Soft-Cooked Egg and Bacon

Servings: 1
Protein: 32 grams

  • 1 cup lowfat milk
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats, uncooked
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil (or 1/2-second spray)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 slice cooked bacon, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons green onion, sliced
  • salt and pepper (optional)


Combine milk, oats and salt and cook according to package instructions. While oats cook, heat small, non-stick skillet over medium heat. Lightly coat with cooking oil. Add egg and cook about 3-4 minutes for runny yolk.

Serve oatmeal topped with cheese, bacon, egg and green onion. If desired, season with salt and pepper.

Recipe courtesy of Milk Life

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