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Sweet and Savory Recipes For Breakfast Oatmeal

Oatmeal Two Ways — Sweet and Savory

Not only is oatmeal sexy again, but serve it up savory to make it the hottest bowl in town. Savory oatmeal's been popping up everywhere, whether it's Asian-inflected scallions and soy sauce, sharp gorgonzola and walnuts, or Cameron Diaz's leek, butter, and ponzu version.

Not convinced yet? For your next breakfast, dare to try oatmeal in both sweet and sugar-free applications, taking the time to compare their flavors. Enjoy rolled oats fortified with buckwheat groats and simmered in apples and cinnamon for a subtle sweetness — then match it up against a cheesy creation topped with a creamy coddled egg. See both fast, easy, and healthy recipes when you read more.

Sweet Oatmeal

Adapted from Whole Foods Market

Apple and Buckwheat Oatmeal


  1. 1 cup rolled oats
    1/2 cup buckwheat groats
    2 cups pure apple juice
    2 cups water
    1 cinnamon stick
    Raisins, apple slices, and dried nuts, for serving


  1. Put oats and groats into a medium pot and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until toasted and fragrant, 5 to 7 minutes. Meanwhile, put juice, water and cinnamon into a small pot and heat over medium heat until hot.
  2. Carefully add hot juice mixture to oats and groats and return to the heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed and oats and groats are tender, about 10 minutes. Remove and discard cinnamon, ladle into bowls and serve.

Serves 4.

Savory Oatmeal

From Everyday Food

Savory Cheddar Oatmeal With Soft-Cooked Egg


  1. 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
    Coarse salt and ground pepper
    Nonstick cooking spray
    1 large egg
    2 tablespoons shredded sharp cheddar
    1 tablespoon thinly sliced scallion greens


  1. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup water to a boil. Add oats and pinch of salt; stir, reduce heat, and simmer until tender, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a small nonstick pan over medium. Coat lightly with cooking spray. Add egg and cook until white is set and yolk is still runny, about 3 minutes. Season egg to taste with salt and pepper. Serve oatmeal in a bowl topped with cheese, egg, and scallion greens.

Serves 1.

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