Savory oatmeal bowl with mushrooms, spinach and fried egg

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 15 minutes
Serves 1     adjust servings

This savory oatmeal bowl with mushrooms, spinach and a fried egg makes for an easy but rich and luxurious breakfast!


  • 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 4 oz. white button mushrooms, sliced (or substitute shiitakes)
  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach
  • 1 large egg
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • For serving (optional): Parmesan or mozzarella cheese, hot sauce, red pepper flakes


Heat olive oil in a small pot over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes, until softened.

Add water, bring to a boil then stir in oats.

Reduce heat to medium-low and cook 5 minutes, until the water is mostly absorbed and the oats are cooked.

Turn off heat and let sit for 2-3 minutes. If the oatmeal is too thick, add another splash or two of water to loosen it up. Season with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray (or use another 1/2 teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil) and add mushrooms.

Sauté mushrooms over medium heat for 4-5 minutes, until softened and moisture has been drawn out of the mushrooms.

Add spinach to pan and stir until it’s slightly wilted. Season with salt and pepper.

Push spinach and mushrooms to the side of the pan, spray the open area with a little cooking spray and carefully crack in the egg.

Cover the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, until the egg has reached your desired degree of doneness.

Serve spinach and mushrooms over oatmeal, top with fried egg, season with salt and pepper and add any additional toppings.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I like LOTS of veggies so this has a good amount of mushrooms and spinach. Adjust to suit your tastes.

You can skip the onion if you’re not a huge fan and just cook the oatmeal plain by itself (either on the stovetop or in the microwave).

Because this is such a hearty bowl, I make just 1/3 cup of oats for my serving. Feel free to bump it up to a full 1/2 cup serving if you want (just adjust the amount of water.)

You can add some hot sauce or crushed red pepper flakes to the top of this bowl for a spicy kick.

For a vegan version, skip the egg and add some nutritional yeast on top for a bit of richness.

You could also add Parmesan or mozzarella cheese, if not vegan, but I think the creamy, rich egg yolk is enough here.

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