Sweet oatmeal is great. A classic. Something that almost never fails to please. However, it can get a little boring sometimes. If you’re one of those people who eat oatmeal with fruit and nut butter on the daily (and who can blame you? It’s delicious, easy, filling…) then you may want to shake it up every once in a while. Savory oatmeal is the perfect way to do that! It’s different, but still easy and filling! Plus, there are so many different ways to use oatmeal with various savory ingredients. If you need a little help putting together your bowl of savory oatmeal, check out this list of 10 savory oatmeal recipes!

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1. Mediterranean Savory Oatmeal with Millet

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This delicious savory oatmeal is full of Mediterranean flavors and nutrients that your body will appreciate in the morning. Savory oatmeal bowls are so satiating and filling, much more so than their sweeter counterparts. You will love to start your day with this Mediterranean Savory Oatmeal with Millet by Nele Liivlaid!

2. Savory Corn and Chive Oatmeal

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This Savory Corn and Chive Oatmeal by Lauren Smith can be enjoyed as is, or you could add other veggies.

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3. Savory Mushroom Steel Cut Oatmeal

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This Savory Mushroom Steel Cut Oatmeal by Lauren Smith is kind of like a mushroom risotto but you can have it for breakfast! It is creamy and full of rich mushroom flavors. Give it a go!

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4. Savory Citrus Arugula Steel Cut Oatmeal

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This Savory Citrus Arugula Steel Cut Oatmeal by Lauren Smith will convert all of you sweet oatmeal purists! It has a delicious combination of flavors and is a healthy way to start your day! Once you stir in the arugula and let them wilt from the residual heat of the porridge. The citrus and olive oil together really tame the bitter flavor. Even people who do not like arugula will like it in this savory oatmeal recipe! Surprisingly, this oatmeal lends itself too many different toppings quite well. You can add more olive oil, dried cranberries, edamame, roasted chickpeas, pepitas, pecans, or my personal favorite, TAHINI. Try out this savory oatmeal recipe, it’s a great way to switch up your usually sweet breakfasts!

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5. French Toast Zoats With Tofu Scramble and Sausage

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This incredible blend of breakfast classics will make you never miss your meat and dairy eating days! Somehow this recipe successfully captures the taste of french toast, oatmeal, ‘scrambled eggs’ and ‘sausage’ to make a brunch lovers dream come true. You have to try these French Toast Zoats With Tofu Scramble and Sausage by Lauren Smith!

6. Savory Indian Spiced Curry Porridge

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This multigrain Savory Indian Spiced Curry Porridge by Nele Liivlaid is full of fiber and nutrients your body needs to start off the day right. Top with sesame seeds, parsley, coriander, or paprika powder!

7. Cheddar Apple Pie Oatmeal

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Believe it or not, cheddar makes for a great addition to apple pie and is very much so a thing! This Cheddar Apple Pie Oatmeal by Lauren Smith will surprise you and make your breakfast so much more enjoyable.

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8. Apple and Veggie Sausage Oatmeal

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The balance of salty and sweet in this savory vegan oatmeal is absolutely delicious. It has the classic combo of syrup and (veggie) sausage for a nostalgic and tasty breakfast. It also has the added bonus of a nutritious apple and hearty oats. Make this savory Apple and Veggie Sausage Oatmeal by Lauren Smith when you get tired of your favorite sweet oatmeal recipe or if you prefer savory food, but have been wanting to eat oatmeal. It’s easy, filling, healthy, and so good!

9. Masala Oatmeal

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Savory oatmeal is perfect for brunch! This Masala Oatmeal by Gunjan Dudani is such a cool recipe to share! It’s warming, spicy, and so hearty!

10. Savory Pizza Porridge


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This Savory Pizza Porridge by Lauren Smith is pretty much just oatmeal, marinara, and two florets of broccoli. This recipe can be customized to your liking. Whatever toppings you like on your pizza (veggies, pineapple, or mushroom) you can put on this porridge. You can make this really simple or you can go all out and throw in ALL THE TOPPINGS!

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