Recipe of the Month: Southwest-Style Oat Bowl

Posted by Thorek Memorial Hospital | Apr 23, 2021 1:54:55 PM


Give your breakfast a little kick! This easy and healthy breakfast recipe takes a morning staple - oatmeal - and elevates it to another level, southwest style. With some salsa and fresh avocado, and topped with a fried egg, this breakfast is sure to start your morning off on the right note and keep you full till lunch.

Serving Size: Serves 4


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 cups Quaker Kettle Hearty® oats
  • 3/4 cup salsa divided into 1/2 cup & 1/4 cup
  • 4 ea eggs fried sunny side up or over easy
  • 1 ea avocado peeled, seeded and diced (1 cup)
  • Chopped cilantro or green onions (optional)


  1. In heavy large saucepan, bring water and salt to a brisk boil. Stir in oats; return to boil. Reduce heat; simmer 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let stand covered for 30 minutes.
  2. Stir 1/2 cup of the salsa into the oatmeal. Top each serving with a fried egg, 1/4 cup diced avocado and 1 tablespoon of the remaining salsa. Garnish with a sprinkling of cilantro or green onion if desired.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: 290kcal
  • Total Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 185mg
  • Sodium: 400mg
  • Total Carb: 34g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7g
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 13g

Topics: healthy eating, nutrition, healthy living, recipe

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