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Savory Oatmeal Protein Bowl

Savory Oatmeal Protein Bowl

Today, we have for you a delicious Savory Oatmeal Protein Bowl. The perfect recipe if you are missing those savory dishes first thing in the morning. I rarely say no to a creamy smoothie bowl, but when I do, this is my go-to dish. 

Growing up in Germany, breakfast was most likely a savory dish. We usually have some sort of bread roll, with salami, ham, or cheese. You also see jams and marmalade on the table for that touch of sweetness. As you can see, very little of what I eat nowadays.

I don't really crave what was served on my table way back then, but I would like to have a savory vegan breakfast every once in a while. I used to have a slice of bread with a bit of hummus on those days that the cravings were bad. But that wasn't all that fulfilling nor healthy. 

Savory Oatmeal Protein Bowl ingredients

I like making meals that I look forward to eating and this delicious healthy vegan bowl is definitely one of them. There are a few different things in it. This makes it super colourful, nourishing, and it adds a good amount of plant-based protein. And, as a bonus, it's so incredibly heartwarming to eat a bowl of this savory oatmeal first thing in the morning. 

We like recipes that are fairly quick to make. Especially when we are cooking breakfast in the morning when it seems time reduces in half. This beauty takes about 20 minutes to be ready from step one to the moment you are stuffing your face with it. 

For the base, we have jumbo rolled oats, red lentils and we are cooking these in vegetable broth. To add a hint of flavour, I added thinly sliced scallions. We simmer everything for a good 10 minutes so everything is cooked thoroughly. Don't forget to stir the pot every once in a while. 

chopped scallion

I like to chop the rest of the ingredients while the savory oatmeal is cooking. This will cut my time by almost half. But if you are just getting started in your kitchen venture, it's always a good idea to have everything ready before you start the process. This way you won't forget anything nor get distracted and burn your food. 

You already have a pretty good amount of protein with the lentils and the oats. Now we want to make sure we have a nutrient-rich bowl and some colour. For this part, I just added cherry tomatoes, avocado, crushed almond, and a little bit of hummus. 

We have everything we need to fuel our mornings in one single bowl. We didn't need all that much, everything was cooked in a single pot, and it took less than 20 minutes. And now we have this beautiful and healthy vegan bowl all to ourselves. How good is that? 

You will never ever think about bacon and eggs, this recipe is the perfect substitute. We have a delicious healthy meal without the cruelty!

Savory Oatmeal Protein Bowl single

Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 4
Allergens: Avocado, Tomatoes


For the savory oatmeal

  • ½ cup jumbo rolled oats
  • ½ cup red lentils (rinse)
  • 4 medium scallion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth

For the topping

  • ¼ cup almonds (crushed and toasted)
  • 1 avocado (sliced)
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes (cut in half)
  • ½ cup hummus

For the seasonimg

  • ½ tsp black pepper (ground)
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  1. Add the ingredients for the savory oatmeal and simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes, stir occasionally until thickened.
  2. Add it to a bowl and top it off with the toppings, adjust taste and enjoy!

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