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Easy Savory Oatmeal

I made this this morning. I wanted something to fill me up and give me a little energy without the carb drop after a couple of hours.

It’s going to be a busy day so I needed the extra push!

1 1/2 Tbl Salted Butter

2 Cups. Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (do not

use instant or steel cut).

1 1/2 Cups Water

1 Bunch Tuscan kale ( I used 8 cups of spinach )

1 Garlic

1 Tbls olive oil

1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes

1 Tbls Balsamic Vinegar

1 Avocado

2 Eggs

For the garnish: Thinly sliced green onion, Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Make the oatmeal: Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the oats and toast for about 2 to 3 minutes, stirring often, until fragrant. Add 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Remove the pan from the heat and carefully pour in the water, adding the lid immediately since the water will spit. Give the pan a swirl. Allow to sit for 7 minutes.

  2. Saute the kale: Meanwhile, wash and dry the kale leaves, then destem and roughly chop the kale. Smash and peel the garlic clove. Add the olive oil to a large nonstick or cast iron skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add the smashed garlic and kale and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently until wilted and bright green. Remove from the heat and add 2 pinches kosher salt and several grinds of fresh ground pepper. Discard the garlic cloves and set aside.

  3. Prep the veggies: Slice the cherry tomatoes. Add 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar and 1 pinch kosher salt. If using, chop the avocado and slice the green onions

  4. Cook the eggs: In a large cast iron or non-stick skillet, melt the remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter over medium low heat until starting to foam. Add the eggs and sprinkle with 1 pinch of kosher saltand a few grinds black pepper. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until the whites are firm (do not flip). If you prefer over easy, medium, or hard, flip the egg and cook an additional 20 seconds, 1 minute, or 2 minutes, respectively. 

  5. Serve: Place the oatmeal in bowls. Top with the sautéed kale, eggs, tomatoes, eggs, and avocado (if using). Garnish with thinly sliced green onions and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese (optional).

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