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Bacon and Cheddar Savory Oatmeal

If you have never tried a savory oatmeal, you are missing out! Creamy oats, combined with smoky bacon, scallions and cheddar is about to become your new favorite breakfast. Add a fried egg for extra protein.
Course Breakfasts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 4 strips thick-cut bacon, diced
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup quick oats (250 ml)
  • 2 cups water (500 ml)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese, divided (125 ml)
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs, optional

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, sauté bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

  2. Remove bacon fat from pan, leaving only a thin layer to sauté the onions in. Sauté just the white parts of the onions for 30 seconds. (Save the green parts for garnish.)
  3. Add oats and sauté with the onions for about a minute, stirring constantly. The oats will absorb the remaining bacon fat. Add water and a generous pinch of salt, and bring to a simmer.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Adjust seasoning, adding pepper to taste. Stir in cooked bacon and most of the cheese.
  5. Divide oats between two bowls. Top each portion with remaining cheese and reserved green onions.
  6. Next level – top each serving with a perfectly fried egg.

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