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savory oatmeal recipe
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Savory Oatmeal

This savory oatmeal recipe with zucchini is a delicious breakfast or brunch with a lovely texture and consistency, a good dose of vegetables and gluten-free, vegetarian to boot!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Entrées
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 495kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • Rolled Oats


  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups rolled oats gluten free certified if necessary
  • 2 zucchinis grated
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded vegetarian Parmesan or cheddar cheese
  • 2 avocados peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Hemp seeds optional


  • In a saucepan over high heat, bring the water to a boil.
  • Stir in the oats, zucchini, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Cover and reduce the heat to low.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • While the oats are cooking, prepare the eggs to your preference. Scrambled, fried, and soft boiled are all good choices. Set aside.
  • When the oats are done cooking, turn off the heat, stir in the cheese, cover, and let sit for 1 minute.
  • Divide the oats between 4 bowls. Top each bowl with 1 egg, a bit of sliced avocado, a sprinkle of parsley, and a pinch of hemp seeds (if using)


This recipe can be found in my cookbook "The Vegetarian Family Cookbook".
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Also see: 25 Best Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas.
Recipe as shown in images: with a fried egg and soft boiled eggs, respectively.
Also see: Is Oat Milk Gluten Free?
Also see: What to Serve with Pancakes.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 783mg | Potassium: 982mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 776IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 377mg | Iron: 4mg