oatmeal with egg

Oatmeal with Egg

By Swasthi on August 16, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Oatmeal with egg in 2 Ways! What do you picture when you think of oatmeal: a sweet, warming bowl of breakfast? Or a dish of gloopy despair? We can take oatmeal beyond either of these stereotypes. For those not a fan of more traditional oatmeal, Savory Oatmeal with Egg is a great way to get some of your vegetables in for breakfast. Viewers with a sweet tooth are in for a real treat with the Sweet Oatmeal with Egg. Both recipes shared here are worth a try!

oatmeal with egg

Health Benefits of Oats

While oats are well known as a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals, they are most famous for their fiber. They have a variety of insoluble fibers like lignin and cellulose, as well as soluble fibers such as beta-glucan.

Soluble fibers like beta-glucan can lower cholesterol levels, slow digestion, and increase fullness–making oatmeal a perfect base for a healthy, satiating breakfast.

Sweet Oatmeal with Egg

Many people are probably familiar with the sweet version of oatmeal, which this recipe highlights. The oatmeal is sweetened with sugar or date syrup, and the sweetness is complemented by the spice of the cinnamon and nutmeg.

Topped with jewel-like little raisins to round out the flavors, it’s a special way to start the day.

And when you include the milk and egg mixture? You get a pudding-like vibe that probably also qualifies it for dessert. It’ll be delicious no matter when you decide to eat it.

As for sweet toppings, you don’t have to use raisins. Other dried fruits, such as dried cherries or chopped dried apricots, would also work. Prefer fresh? Apples or pears would be a treat.

For some crunch, coconut flakes or nuts like walnuts or pecans add texture and a subtle nutty flavor. A touch of vanilla extract would really send this over the top.

Don’t be afraid to play around with the toppings and flavor combinations to find ones you like!

Savory Oatmeal with Egg

A bowl of savory oatmeal may seem like a strange concept, but if you’re a fan of rice bowls or pilaf with eggs and vegetables this may be the recipe for you. The carrots and peas (optional) really add some real body, extra vitamins, and grassy sweetness to the oatmeal.

The cooked egg in the oatmeal makes the dish a little more filling and is perfect for people who aren’t fans of runny eggs.

Seasoned with salt and pepper, plus a hint of red chili flakes and curry powder for a little more heat and spice, savory oatmeal with egg is a healthy breakfast that will stave off your hunger until lunch.

If you feel like getting creative with your savory toppings, don’t be afraid to play around. Instead of peas and carrots, try some seasonal vegetables–spinach in the spring, sliced cherry tomatoes in the summer, chopped mushrooms in autumn, and diced squash or pumpkin in winter all add unique flavors to keep the recipe fresh throughout the year.

Don’t have curry powder? Cajun or Creole seasoning, ras el hanout, or garam masala all bring varying levels of complexity to the oatmeal.

Use whatever you have available to make this savory oatmeal with egg your new favorite breakfast.

More Oats recipes,
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Oats dosa
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How to Make Oatmeal with Egg (Stepwise Photos)

1. Add oats, carrots and water to a pot or pan. Begin to cook.

cooking oats to make oats egg porridge

2. Stir and cook until the oats are done to your liking.

3. When the oats thickens then add salt and give a quick stir. Then add an egg.

adding egg to oats egg porridge

4. Stir the egg to incorporate it well into the oats. Add pav bhaji masal and pepper powder.

5. Stir and cook covered until the egg is fully done.

Oatmeal with egg is best served hot or warm.

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Oatmeal with Egg

Creamy oatmeal with egg makes for a healthy, protein packed breakfast option. I share 2 ways to make oatmeal with egg.
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Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time10 minutes

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

Sweet Oatmeal with Egg

  • ½ cup oatmeal (rolled oats)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 ¼ cup milk (divided ¾ + ½ cup)
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons sugar / date syrup or any sweetener
  • 2 tablespoons raisins

Savory Oatmeal with Egg

  • ½ cup oats (rolled oats)
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper crushed
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup carrots and peas (optional)
  • Red chili flakes as needed (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon curry powder or any seasoning (optional)


Sweet Oatmeal with Egg

  • Pour ½ cup water to a pot and add oatmeal.
  • Bring to a boil on a high heat and reduce to simmer.
  • When the oatmeal soaks up all of the water, stir in ½ to ¾ cup milk and let simmer.
  • Meanwhile whisk egg and milk in a bowl until well mixed.
  • Add cinnamon, nutmeg and sweetener to the oats.
  • Stir in the whisked egg and milk. Let cook until it reaches a thick porridge like consistency.
  • Transfer oatmeal with egg to a serving bowl. Top with raisins.

Savory Oatmeal with Egg

  • Add oatmeal and carrots/peas to a pot of boiling water. Cook until thick yet runny.
  • Lower the flame completely and add the egg.
  • Stir gently until the egg is combined well. Cover and cook until the eggs are completely done.
  • Add curry powder (or your favorite seasoning) pepper and salt. Allow this to rest for some time.
  • Serve creamy oatmeal with egg hot or warm.


Nutritional values are for the sweet version with sugar.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.


NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Oatmeal with Egg
Amount Per Serving
Calories 410 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 201mg67%
Sodium 191mg8%
Potassium 614mg18%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 741IU15%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 427mg43%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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A choice of Methodology of doing this Oats-egg Porridge using the Microwave Oven could have been/should be included as it’ll be extremely useful too!

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Hi Mam,
Your blog got a new look?. Once you said that avoid eggs during dinner for babies. Can I give this as a dinner for my ten month baby?