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Savory Oatmeal Bowls (Microwave Friendly)

A quick and easy way to make savory oatmeal bowls using rolled oats, oat bran, and water. Naturally gluten free, dairy free, and vegan friendly options as well!
Course Breakfast
Keyword Oatmeal, Oats
Servings 1
Author Andrea | French Pressed Kitchen


Oatmeal Base

  • 3-4 Tablespoons Rolled oats
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Oat bran
  • Pinch of salt


  • 1 handful spinach or kale
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 egg fried, boiled or poached
  • 1 Tablespoon nuts or seeds almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds,
  • ¼ cup leftover vegetables baked, sauteed, or sauteed works - mushrooms, tomatoes, pickled onions - really, anything is good
  • 1 Tablespoon sauce of choice (pesto, salsa, bean dip are great optional


  • Combine rolled oats, oat bran and salt in a bowl with water, adding just enough for the oats to absorb (start with a ¼ cup and add from there if needed). Let the oats soak for a few minutes, or up to 30. Alternatively, cook oats traditionally on the stove top.
  • When ready, microwave the oats for about a minute to warm them up - you might need to add a bit more water if the oats look dry at this point.
  • Cook or reheat any toppings. My favorite method for spinach or kale is to microwave them for 1 minute, then toss with a 1 teaspoon olive oil before adding on top of the oats.
  • Finish with salt and pepper, or any other spices to taste. Get creative with toppings like peso, leftover protein, sun-dried tomatoes, or sprouts!