17 Savory Oatmeal Recipes for Chilly Mornings

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.

Cheesy Savory Oatmeal With Crispy Potatoes And Pesto

We’d even eat this for dinner.

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.

Savory Oatmeal With Roasted Butternut Squash And Sage-walnut Pesto

Nutritious and delicious, courtesy of Coterie member Jodi Moreno.

Indian Savory Oatmeal

With ghee and turmeric for a health boost.

Savory Oatmeal With Bone Broth

We might never go back to sweet.

Savory Garlic Oats With Masala Fried Egg

The spicy egg topper changes everything.

Savory Turmeric Chickpea Oats

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

Savory Oatmeal With Fried Eggs, Asparagus And Tomatoes

Eating your veggies has never been easier.

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.

Savory Steel Cut Oats

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

Savory Oatmeal Breakfast Bowls

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

Savory Slow Cooker Oatmeal With Crispy Bacon

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

Avocado And Kale Savory Oat Bowls

We see you, hummus.

Savory Oatmeal With Garlicky Greens And Bacon

Sure to tide you over until lunchtime.


Senior Food Editor

Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...