Savory Breakfast Oatmeal

I love going out for brunch on the weekends, specifically at Taverna 750 (I’ll be there on Sunday if you want to join me!)  Bottomless coffee and unlimited mimosas? Yes please.

But sometimes it’s nice to make yourself a big brunch at home, where the coffee and mimosas are truly bottomless. Plus you have the bonus of knowing exactly what you’re eating – a wholesome breakfast filled with real, healthy ingredients.

savory breakfast oatmeal topped with avocado and a steaming fried egg

Usually when I make myself oatmeal it looks something like this. There’s fruit involved and almost always some sort of nut butter.  This weekend I was craving oatmeal but not my normal peanut butter and banana version. And that brought me to this recipe.

savory oatmeal with a fried egg, avocado, and topped with chipotle cholula

I made a big batch of plain steel cut oats as part of my weekly meal prep and reheated a serving with chicken stock, instead of the usual almond milk.  If you are making the oatmeal for breakfast that day, you can cook the oats directly in chicken stock!

fried egg on top of oatmeal with avocado

As the oats were reheating, I fried up an egg – sunny side up – and sliced up some avocado.

steaming steel cut oats topped with a fried egg, avocado and Chipotle Cholula

Top that baby with Chipotle Cholula and we are in brunch business! It seriously took everything in me to hold off on eating this right away so I could snap a few pictures.

savory breakfast oatmeal with avocado, chipotle cholula and a runny yolk

That runny yolk perfection. It gets me every time.

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savory oatmeal with a fried egg, avocado, and topped with chipotle cholula

Savory Breakfast Oatmeal

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Breakfast


  • 1 cup uncooked steel cut oatmeal
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 4 eggs, fried over-easy
  • Chipotle Cholula, optional


  1. Bring chicken stock to a boil. Stir in oatmeal.
  2. Simmer uncovered for 5-7 minutes over low heat or until thickened. Stir regularly.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to stand for 1 minute before serving.
  4. Top with fried egg, sliced avocado, and Chipotle Cholula.

half eaten savory breakfast oatmeal with a runny fried egg, avocado slices, and topped with chipotle cholula sauce

Brunch bliss.


4 thoughts on “Savory Breakfast Oatmeal

  1. Chris

    I am going to try this for breakfast this week to take to work. I read how good oatmeal is and dislike sweet foods. Looking forward to it.


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