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Oatmeal is the ultimate breakfast for chilly mornings…but is it just us or is the old brown-sugar cinnamon getting a little stale? Enter savory oatmeal. It’s a fresh take on your go-to porridge, with hearty, nourishing ingredients that’ll keep you satisfied. (We’re talking to you, avocado.) Here are 17 savory oatmeal recipes to get you started.

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Savory Oatmeal with Garlicky Kale

A little garlic will wake you up, for sure.

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Cheesy Savory Oatmeal with Crispy Potatoes and Pesto

We’d even eat this for dinner.

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Savory Spanish Oatmeal

It’s all about the romesco sauce.

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Savory Oatmeal with Squash and Soft-Boiled Eggs

Like a warm hug in a bowl.

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Savory Steel Cut Oatmeal

Nothing like peppery arugula to lift that morning fog.

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Savory Oatmeal with Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage-Walnut Pesto

Nutritious and delicious, courtesy of Coterie member Jodi Moreno.

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Indian Savory Oatmeal

With ghee and turmeric for a health boost.

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Savory Oatmeal with Bone Broth

We might never go back to sweet.

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Savory Garlic Oats with Masala Fried Egg

The spicy egg topper changes everything.

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Savory Turmeric Chickpea Oats

Chickpeas for breakfast? Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it. (Thanks, Gena Hamshaw.)

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Savory Oatmeal with Fried Eggs, Asparagus and Tomatoes

Eating your veggies has never been easier.

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Cheesy Savory Steel Cut Oatmeal with Avocado and Fried Eggs

It’s packed with good-for-you protein, thanks to the addition of cottage cheese.

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Savory Steel Cut Oats

Gena Hamshaw does it again; this time, with mushrooms.

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Savory Oatmeal Breakfast Bowls

All the flavors of an omelet, without the whole “making an omelet” thing.

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Savory Slow Cooker Oatmeal with Crispy Bacon

You had us at slow cooker (and again at bacon).

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Avocado and Kale Savory Oat Bowls

We see you, hummus.

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Savory Oatmeal with Garlicky Greens and Bacon

Sure to tide you over until lunchtime.

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