5 Savory Oatmeal Toppings

Give your routine oatmeal a major makeover.

5 Savory Oatmeal Toppings

By Reina Berger

Oatmeal is often considered the ultimate nutritious breakfast food. Packed with calcium, potassium, and heart-healthy fiber, oats score major points in the health department and keep you feeling full and satisfied all morning long. While sweet toppings like fresh fruit, brown sugar, and raisins are typically par for the course, there’s something to be said for switching to the savory side. If you want to give your staple breakfast a makeover, check out these outside-the-box toppings for inspiration.

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If it bums you out that your oatmeal is lacking in protein, eggs are a delicious solution to your problem. Along with fueling your muscles and keeping you even fuller for longer, you will also get a more creamy, buttery final product thanks to the delicious and vitamin-packed yolks. The beauty of eggs is how they can blend in so seamlessly and unassumingly, so that you can go in a thousand different directions with the rest of your toppings.

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