Eggy Oatmeal

I’m a big breakfast eater, always have been. First thing I do is make my morning latte (what would I do without my Nespresso machine??) and hop on my computer for a little while. Second thing is make my oatmeal. For many years I have been eating oatmeal with a banana on top as my regular breakfast, but a few months ago I came across this recipe over at  Can You Stay for Dinner. I tweaked it a bit so that I could just pop it in the microwave.

Egg and oatmeal microwave recipe

This is my new favorite breakfast. I eat this pretty much any day that I’m making breakfast at home, which is most days. It is healthy, filling, easy, and yummy. Good combo right?

You only really need oatmeal, water, and eggs, but I also add a dash of vanilla and cinnamon for flavor.

microwave egg oatmeal recipe

Grab your bowl, add the eggs, oatmeal, vanilla, and cinnamon (everything but the water).

egg oatmeal recipe

Stir together until egg is thoroughly mixed with oatmeal.

egg oatmeal microwave recipe

Add the water and whisk until mixed.

egg oatmeal recipe

I find that this turns out better if I microwave on a lower power level for a longer time, so I microwave for 5:30 mins at a power level of 6. I like to make sure the egg gets nice and cooked and I feel like the longer time in the microwave helps with this.

On a side note, one time in my morning stupor I was reaching to take the bowl out of the microwave and accidentally stuck my hand in the oatmeal. HOT! I ended up somehow flinging a bunch of oatmeal clear across the kitchen all over the cabinets. Good thing our cabinets wipe down easily :)

When you take it out of the microwave, mix it up. It should resemble regular oatmeal but fluffier. I add a dash of milk to give it a bit of creaminess. I forgot to snap a picture before the milk, so this is after milk.

egg oatmeal recipe

Add in your favorite oatmeal toppings. I used banana, strawberry, and blueberries for this go round. Getting a bite with banana, strawberry, and blueberry is about the most perfect fruit combo I can imagine.

egg oatmeal recipe

It reminds me a little bit of the rice pudding my mom makes on occasion. The egg isn’t overwhelming but adds just a little something extra that I really miss when I make plain oatmeal now. This recipe also cuts in half nicely if you aren’t quite as hearty of a breakfast eater :).

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup quick oats (if using steel cut you may need to adjust your cooking times)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • dash cinnamon
  • 1 cup water

Directions:

Add eggs, oatmeal, vanilla, and cinnamon to bowl (everything but the water). Mix so egg is thoroughly mixed with oatmeal. Add water and stir until combined. Add a little less than 1 cup water for a thicker oatmeal. I like to add a dash of milk when serving so I make mine on the thicker side. Microwave at 60% power for 5-6 minutes. Microwaves vary, so I would suggest checking half way through. 

Other mix ins I’ve tried that are good:

  • 1 tablespoon of canned pumpkin and a good sprinkle of pumpkin pie seasoning – mix in during preparation and cook as normal
  • Dash of maple syrup for flavor and sweetness
  • Raisins and/or dates

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Comments

  1. says

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  2. AimToEatClean says

    Tried this for the first time today. It’s pretty good! Saves some time, too! I swapped out the 2 whole eggs with 3 svgs liquid egg whites and added a tsp of honey before eating. Definitely making this again… and again!

  3. Lola says

    Just made this for breakfast. I mixed 1/4 cup of oats, 1 egg and 1/2 cup of water, microwaved it for 3 minutes and added hot sauce. Mine came out eggy smelling, so I was put off at first. But it was really delicious and filling. Yum!! I’m going to be having this for breakfast again. The most important thing for me for breakfast is that it’s filling and this was. Thanks!

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