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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Avocado

Avocado

To sneak some healthy fat into your breakfast, you can’t do better than avocado. Creamy, delicious, and full of vitamins and minerals, this ingredient is a no-brainer when it comes to building a savory oatmeal. You can mash the avocado first and then mix it with your oats, chop up a few slices and toss them in, or blend it for a smoother consistency. This ingredient really lends itself to a Mexican style oatmeal dish, paired with hot sauce, black beans, and a bit of cheddar, or you can enjoy it on its own, with just a touch of salt and pepper.

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