We love adding fresh fruits and warming spices to our oats, but for a switch from a sweet start, we recommend trying some savory recipes. Farwin from the food blog Love and other Spices uses chicken stock to make her oatmeal, which already adds a ton of nutrients to your bowl of oats. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, vegetable stock or unsweetened plant-based milks are good alternatives. On her blog, Farwin includes five oatmeal recipes with global influences for a delicious start to your day. Whether you’re in the mood for Chinese, Indian, English, Sri-Lankan, or Mediterranean, she has you covered.
If you’d rather go with a simpler take, Eat This, Not That! has 20 recipes for savory oats that will keep you fed for weeks. We love the twist on avocado toast by adding it to oats instead of bread and throwing an egg on top for an extra boost. Think of your oats as a grain bowl and top them with a veggie burger and spinach. You can even add some bacon if swapping white toast for oats already seems like a big sacrifice. Whatever you choose to add to your savory oats, you’ll be converted in no time.