Sweet + Savory Egg and Oatmeal Combo Bowl

Having eggs and oats for breakfast? Put them in one bowl for a sweet + savory egg and oatmeal bowl that offers the perfect balance of protein, carbs and fat. Vegetarian and gluten-free.

A bowl of oatmeal with a side of eggs makes for a wonderful healthy breakfast. It’s got the perfect balance of macronutrients, it’s energizing and super filling.

Most people serve this breakfast up in two dishes, but apparently I’m not your typical person because in an effort not to dirty up two dishes, I started combining them into one bowl. Yup, cooked oatmeal, scrambled egg whites and a fried egg… all in one bowl. It’s a thing!

Sweet + Savory Egg and Oatmeal Combo Bowl in a white bowl served with gold spoon and cup of coffee.

Combining eggs with oatmeal isn’t anything new considering savory oats have been around for ages and whipping egg whites into oats is totally a thing (i.e. my protein pumpkin egg white oats), but this egg and oat combo bowl is unique because it’s got a sweet and savory thing going on. And the toppings are where things really get unique.

I like my eggs spicy so I add hot sauce or crushed red pepper to those and for the oats I cook them in water with cinnamon and then add a drizzle almond or peanut butter for serving.

I’ve shared this bowl on Instagram a bunch and to some it sounds crazy. Combining eggs and almond butter… what? Even Isaac thinks it so weird, but it works for me and I had to share the recipe because there has to be some others who will enjoy this egg and oatmeal bowl, too.

Sweet + Savory Egg and Oatmeal Combo Bowl in a white bowl served with gold spoon and cup of coffee.

I can’t be the only sweet and savory lover who likes keeping dishes at a minimum and doesn’t mind eggs and oats touching in the same bowl. Right?!

Sweet + Savory Egg and Oatmeal Combo Bowl in a white bowl served with gold spoon and cup of coffee.

This bowl has become my go-to breakfast on the days I workout because it has the perfect balance of macros: protein, whole grain carbs and healthy fat. And it’s really customizable to meet your tastes and needs.

I love doing one fried egg paired with scrambled egg whites, but you can easily scramble the egg and egg whites together or just do all egg whites. And the toppings are totally flexible too. I love almond/peanut butter and hot sauce, but feel free to play around with your favorite toppings.

The only challenging thing about this bowl is deciding whether to use a fork or spoon. Sometimes I actually use both, but most of the time I’m Team Spoon.

If you make this egg and oat combo bowl, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other readers who are thinking about making the recipe. 

Egg and Oat Combo Bowl

4 from 30 votes
Having eggs and oats for breakfast? Put them in one bowl for a sweet + savory egg and oatmeal bowl that offers the perfect balance of protein, carbs and fat. Vegetarian and gluten-free.
White bowl of oatmeal topped with almond butter, a fried egg with red pepper flakes, and scrambled egg whites. Black coffee next to the plate.
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Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Servings 1


  • 1/2cupold fashioned oats
  • 1cupwater
  • dash of sea salt
  • dash of cinnamon, optional
  • 1/2cupegg whites
  • 1egg, or more egg whites
  • sea salt and pepper
  • 1/2Tablespoonalmond butter, optional
  • crushed red pepper or hot sauce, optional


  • Heat water and oats in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add a little sea salt and cinnamon to the oats, if using. Cook the oats, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes or until the oats are creamy and the consistency you like. Remove from heat until the eggs are ready.
  • While oats are cooking, spray a skillet with coconut-oil cooking spray. Add egg whites to the pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook until egg whites are solid. Once the egg whites are cooked through and scrambled, push them to one side of the pan so they’ll stay warm and add the whole egg to the pan to cook; cook whole egg to your liking.
  • Once both the eggs and oats are finished cooking, grab a bowl (I like using a shallow, wide bowl) add oats to one side and top with almond butter (if using) and eggs to the other side with hot sauce or red pepper flakes. Eat with a spoon, fork or both!


Serving: 1bowlCalories: 345kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 26gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 278mgFiber: 6gSugar: 2g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American


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Having eggs and oats for breakfast? Put them in one bowl for a sweet + savory egg and oatmeal bowl that offers the perfect balance of protein, carbs and fat! Added bonus, there's only one serving dish to wash!
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    1. Maureen
      August 22, 2022 AT 12:05 pm

      5 stars
      Made this recipe this morning. So good and filling. Next time I May try adding chopped walnuts in lieu of the nut butter.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 23, 2022 AT 12:59 am

        So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Maureen. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I appreciate it!

    2. Karen
      August 5, 2022 AT 10:56 pm

      4 stars
      I have been doing this for years! I make the oatmeal 1/4 cup raw with 1/2 chicken stock and 1/2 water. Let it cook in my crockpot. Then, I cook 2 eggs Over medium, and add micro greens to the dish. Layer it up, oatmeal, micro greens, eggs. It is SO delish! And actually quick. Good for you, too.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 6, 2022 AT 11:30 am

        Yes, this is one of my absolute favorites! Thank you for your review & star rating, Karen, I so appreciate you being here!

    3. Lore
      April 3, 2022 AT 10:39 am

      5 stars
      Years ago when I went gluten free I ran out of bread one morning, so I decided to use oatmeal in place of it. I found it works really well for anything that I would put on bread, toast, English muffin, pancake, waffle, and it quickly became a breakfast tradition for me (sometimes even a quick and lazy dinner).

      My favorite oatmeal toppers are: sausage with poached egg & cheese; sausage and maple syrup; peanut butter and jelly; and now, peanut butter and eggs thanks to this article.

      I will admit, I’ve never been a fan of almond butter because it’s pretty bland tasting to me, plus pricey, but would still try it if I had some on hand. I’m guessing it would mingle well with most things just because it’s bland.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 4, 2022 AT 9:02 am

        Sausage and poached eggs sound like a delicious combo, Lore! Thank you so much for sharing, I’m glad you were able to find inspiration too.

    4. Madeline
      September 7, 2021 AT 6:05 pm

      3 stars
      I feel like this recipe is a great idea as a base but does not stand on its own. There wasn’t much flavor to it at all. Oats by themselves are plain and eggs by themselves are plain, and when you put them together, it’s a whole lot of plain. My peanut butter concoction was the only thing with flavor. If you used hot sauce, this would probably also aleviate the problem. Or I think an even better way to do it would be to just add all sorts of toppings, like you would with regular oatmeal – with a sweet or savory theme, since this is both. Add stuff with a lot of flavor. I loved the egg with the oats, that was a great idea, it just needs some zhooshing up.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 8, 2021 AT 8:42 pm

        Thanks for the feedback, Madeline! Sorry you didn’t love this recipe, but I appreciate you giving it a try.

    5. Sarah S.
      May 13, 2021 AT 8:31 am

      5 stars
      Perfect sweet and savory combo! Who doesn’t love eggs and oats… then to put them together in one bowl?! 😍🤩🤯 So good and such a quick abs easy recipe! Yum

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 13, 2021 AT 10:58 am

        Yay! I’m so glad this oatmeal was a hit, Sarah! Thanks so much for the review. I really appreciate it!

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