Huevos Rancheros Savory Oats are rolled oats topped with poached farm fresh eggs, nestled into flavorful tomato salsa.
This post is sponsored by Milk Means More and The United Dairy Industry of Michigan. All thoughts are my own.
Savory Oats. It’s a Thing!
Never in a million years would I have thought to top oats with anything but milk, brown sugar, and fruit. Bananas Foster Oats? Heck, yeah! Sign me up. Oats in a fruity smoothie? You bet! But a savory oats toppings? I was skeptical, to say the least. (“The very least.” — Rizzo)
That is until my BFF Allison starting waxing poetic about her savory oats breakfast. At which point I said, “Giirrrrl! You’ve lost your dang mind! Give me brown sugar and raisins or give me death!” Then she started throwing around such phrases as rosemary and parmesan, brussels sprouts and pancetta and chasing them with the words savory oats. It was absolute crazy talk, I tell you! Yet, I was still intrigued.
Intrigued enough to try my hand at savory oats, more than a year after they were first suggested to me.
I was pretty confident that I wouldn’t be able to get beyond my mental block toward savory oats by merely adding herbs and a little cheese. My first foray into savory oats would have to be big – a flavor combination that I already loved. I went with the idea of something I could serve over savory grits or rice, but using oats instead.
Huevos Rancheros are a favorite breakfast of mine because it’s healthy, comes together quickly, and packs a lot of flavor.
However, for as much as I love those ranch eggs, they don’t have a lot of staying power to carry me through the morning. Huevos Rancheros Savory Oats completes the task in a delicious way.
My Impression: I’m officially a converted to the ways of savory oats. They weren’t nearly as weird as I had anticipated. A portion with one egg was enough to keep me satiated until well after lunchtime.
Family Impression: Bacon Slayer and Son #1 devoured these oats and both went back to the skillet looking for more. Sons 2-4 do not love tomatoes and wouldn’t go anywhere near this dish, however Son #4 did request scrambled eggs over his oats, so progress. Bacon Slayer said, “These are really, really good! The huevos rancheros make the oats actually taste like something!”