Savory Breakfast Oatmeal with Boiled Egg and Turkey Bacon « Clean & Delicious

Have you ever made savory breakfast oatmeal? This high protein, rolled oats recipe is cooked on the stovetop with chicken broth, egg whites, and soy sauce before being topped with a jammy hard-boiled egg and crispy turkey bacon. It’s an easy, healthy, breakfast idea that’s ready in just 10 minutes!

Savory Breakfast Oatmeal Topped with hard boiled eggs and turkey bacon

Usually, when I make oatmeal for breakfast I tend to pair it with sweet flavors like pumpkin oatmeal, apple oatmeal, and banana oatmeal! I never thought to make savory breakfast oatmeal (until I did!) and now I can’t stop eating these protein-packed savory breakfast oats (which FYI, I sometimes make for lunch or dinner as well!).

Swapping water (or milk) for chicken broth and a splash of coconut aminos (or low-sodium soy sauce) creates a savory base for this oatmeal. And, opting for savory toppings like, boiled egg and turkey bacon creates a delicious, nutritious bowl of oats that’s savory, rich, and packed with protein!

You’ll also notice that I love to cook rolled oats with egg whites. I even do this when making sweet oatmeal recipes (this one is my favorite!) as it’s another way to add in extra protein and it creates the creamiest, most delicious oatmeal texture!

a close up photo of hard boiled eggs an crumbled turkey bacon over savory rolled oatmeal

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Eggs – The jammy hard-boiled eggs add a rich, creamy texture and a boost of protein, making the oatmeal more filling and delicious.
  • Turkey Bacon – Adds a smoky, salty, savory flavor and a satisfying crunch. While turkey bacon is lighter, pork bacon would work as well.
  • Rolled Oatmeal – Serves as the hearty base of the recipe, providing a comforting, chewy texture and plenty of fiber. Be sure to choose certified gluten-free oats if you want to keep this recipe 100% gluten-free.
  • Low Sodium Chicken Broth – Infuses the oatmeal with subtle savory depth, enhancing the overall flavor without adding too much salt.  
  • Water – Helps to cook the oatmeal to the perfect consistency, balancing the richness of the other ingredients.  
  • Egg Whites – Make the best oatmeal! When stirred into the oats, they create a light, creamy texture while adding high-quality, lean protein.  
  • Coconut Aminos – Are a naturally gluten and soy-free alternative to soy sauce. If you include gluten and soy in your diet, you can use low-sodium soy sauce in its place.
  • Scallion – Brings a fresh, mild onion flavor and a pop of color, rounding out the dish with a hint of brightness.
ingredients needed to make savory oatmeal recipe

How To Make Savory Breakfast Oats

The base for savory breakfast oats is very similar to the base I use for my sweet oats (rolled oats, water, and egg whites). The main difference is that I add savory chicken broth and coconut aminos (or soy sauce) to the oats and then finish with savory topping (in this case; hard-boiled egg and turkey bacon!). Here’s what you do.

Savory Oatmeal Base

uncooked oats in a pot with broth before cooking
Add oatmeal, chicken broth, and water in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until most of the liquid has been absorbed and oats are softened.
egg whites and ice cubes are added to partially cooked oats
Add an ice cube to the oats before slowly stirring in the egg whites. The ice helps to cool the oats so the egg whites don’t scramble – very important!
savory breakfast oats cooked in a small pot
Slowly stir in the egg whites and cook for 2 more minutes. Do this slowly over low-medium heat, so the egg whites temper and are super creamy.
soy sauce or coconut aminos stirred into cooked oats
Stir in coconut aminos (or soy sauce) and then transfer the savory oatmeal base to your serving bowl and prepare for toppings!

Savory Oatmeal Toppings

You have so many options when it comes to topping your savory oats! You can choose any of your favorite proteins and/or vegetables – I went with hard-boiled egg, turkey bacon, and scallions! Seriously, so good.

turkey bacon cooking in a saute pan
Cook turkey bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat while turning them every couple of minutes to ensure uniform browning, until golden brown.

Flavor Variations & Substitutions

  • For a vegetarian twist, replace the turkey bacon with sautéed mushrooms or tempeh for a similar smoky flavor and satisfying texture. Swap the chicken broth with vegetable broth to keep the dish vegetarian without losing the depth of savory flavor.
  • Introduce a spicy kick by adding a dash of hot sauce or chili flakes in to the oatmeal while cooking.
  • Replace coconut aminos with tamari or traditional low-sodium soy sauce, adjusting the quantity to balance the saltiness.
  • Stir in some grated cheese, like Parmesan or cheddar, for a creamy, rich addition that melts into the hot oatmeal.
  • Add chopped spinach or kale in the last few minutes of cooking for a nutritious, green twist.
  • Top the oatmeal with diced avocado for a creamy, healthy fat component, adding a different texture and richness.
  • Experiment with different herbs, like thyme or parsley, for an aromatic touch and flavor boost.

Storing & Reheating

Storing: Once the oatmeal is cooled, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. It’s best to store the toppings, like the hard-boiled eggs and turkey bacon, separately to maintain their texture. If you’ve already mixed in the toppings, just remember they might soften a bit in the fridge. 

Reheating: To reheat, place the oatmeal in a small saucepan and sprinkle a little water or broth over it to revive its moisture. Heat it on high for about 5 minutes on medium-low, stirring halfway through to ensure even heating. If you stored your toppings separately, reheat them separately or add them to the oatmeal after

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Bowl of savory oats topped with hard boiled egg and turkey bacon

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Savory Oatmeal with Boiled Egg & Turkey Bacon

Have you ever made savory breakfast oatmeal? This high protein, rolled oats recipe is cooked on the stovetop with chicken broth, egg whites, and soy sauce before being topped with a jammy hard-boiled egg and crispy turkey bacon. It’s an easy, healthy, breakfast idea that’s ready in just 10 minutes!

Course: BREAKFAST

Cuisine: American

Prep Time2 minutes

Cook Time10 minutes

Total Time12 minutes

Servings: 1 serving

Calories: 367kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 2 slices turkey bacon
  • 1/2 cup rolled oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut aminos (or low sodium soy sauce)
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced

Instructions

Hard Boiled Egg

  • Place 1-6 eggs in a small pot and add enough water to cover the eggs. Bring to a rolling boil. Shut off the heat, pop on a lid and set the timer for 4-5 minutes.

  • Drain the eggs and immediately fill the pot with cold water and ice cubes. Once the eggs are cool enough to handle, peel and set aside. (store any extra eggs in an airtight container to use later in the week).

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 213mg | Sodium: 1014mg | Potassium: 652mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 4mg

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