How to Make Savory Breakfast Bowls with Miso Oats

by Kaitlynn Fenley

Learn how to make these savory breakfast bowls with miso oats for a nourishing, quick breakfast. This customizable recipe is perfect if you love savory breakfasts that keep you full until lunch!

Savory Breakfast Bowl Basics

I love to make savor breakfast bowls. They’re so versatile and the ingredients are easily adjusted! Here’s the basics:

  • Whole Grains Flavored with Miso
  • Cooked Vegetables
  • Healthy Fats
  • Fermented Vegetables

For whole grains, I mainly use oats, brown rice, or quinoa. My favorite cooked vegetable to use in savory breakfast bowls is sautéed kale and spinach. I usually opt for avocado or tahini to supply healthy fats. Of course, I usually go for our fermented kimchi to add probiotics to my breakfast bowls.

Vegetable Toppings & Protein Options

There are a lot of other vegetables you can use in savory breakfast bowls like zucchini, onions, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, or cabbage. You can also incorporate more protein into savory breakfast bowls. Jon does this a lot since he is trying to gain weight. You can add a fried egg if you’re vegetarian or tempeh if you’re vegan.

Savory Oatmeal Breakfast

People don’t usually think of oatmeal as a savory breakfast, but savory is the only way I like my oat! to get a delicious savory flare I like to add miso to my cooked rolled oats. To achieve a savory flavor you can try a lot of different things though! You can add sriracha for a spicy savory option. Give some salsa a try! I love adding in salsa verde to my oats for a more southwest flavor. Everything but the bagel seasoning is, of course, another great option to add savory flavor to oats.

How to Cook Miso Oats

Miso oats sounds really fancy, but they’re so easy to make. You only need three ingredients, just rolled oats, water and miso! I enjoy all kinds of miso, but I usually go for a traditional organic soy bean miso from our local Asian market. I am experimenting with some miso fermentations of my own, and I can’t wait for them to be done fermenting! Stay tuned for a recipe.

To make the miso oats, simply cook the oats according to the directions on the package then stir in a tablespoon or two of miso. If I made a single serving I use one tablespoon, I’m making oats for Jon and myself I use two tablespoons.

Enjoy the recipe!

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How to Make Savory Breakfast Bowls with Miso Oats

Learn how to make these savory breakfast bowls with miso oats for a nourishing, quick breakfast. This customizable recipe is perfect if you love savory breakfasts that keep you full until lunch!

  • Author: Kaitlynn Fenley
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 23 Tablespoons Miso
  • 1 Cup Spinach
  • 1 Cup Mushrooms, Sliced
  • 1/2 Medium Onion, Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Avocado

Instructions

  1. Cook the rolled oats according to the directions on the package.
  2. Once the oats are cooked, stir in the miso until it is fully combined. Use two to three tablespoons of miso depending on how salty and flavorful you want the oats.
  3. Lightly cook the onions, mushrooms, and spinach. I like to cook the onions and mushrooms first, until soft. Then I add in the spinach and cook until it’s just slightly wilted. 
  4. Build a savory breakfast bowl with oats, vegetables, avocado, and fresh cherry tomatoes. Add any protein you’d like and enjoy! 

Keywords: miso, oats, breakfast

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Rebeckah Z. September 18, 2021 - 9:08 pm

Quick question: do you need to wait for the oats to cool before adding the miso to get probiotic benefits from the miso? If so, how cool should the oats be?

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Kaitlynn Fenley September 19, 2021 - 8:23 am

You can wait for the oats to cool a bit if you want to consume the miso microbes alive. Any temp below 120° F will be good.

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