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Savory Oatmeal with Miso Butter

Savory Oatmeal with Miso Butter


There is a light dusting of snow outside this morning. Before he even had time to eat breakfast, Riley insisted on going outside to throw snowballs. So, I bundled him up and sent him outside to enjoy himself before school. As I watched him scoop up clumps of wet snow, smashing them together into ragged balls, I remembered the butterflies that would well up in my stomach when I was a kid. That first snow of the season is still magical for me, but nothing quite like what it is for my little almost-four-year-old. He came inside, cheeks rosy and hands chilly, and sat down to eat a bowl of warm apple-cinnamon oatmeal. Which he promptly turned up his nose to because *gasp* I used a different brand of oatmeal, which means IT'S NOT THE FLAVOR I LIKE MOMMY.

He had a last-minute peanut butter sandwich instead. Ugh.


Still, it was a lovely morning. After I dropped the oatmeal-hated off at preschool, put Braden down for his morning nap, and made my coffee, I whipped up a bowl of this savory oatmeal with miso butter. It's warm, comforting, full of umami goodness, and perfect with a fried egg on top. I love oatmeal, but it can get a little tired. This savory version is my new obsession!


Savory Oatmeal with Miso Butter

Makes 2 servings

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, plus 1 additional tablespoon for frying eggs
  • 1 tablespoon miso paste (I like white (shiro) miso)
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • pinch of salt
  • black pepper
  • red pepper or shichimi togarashi
  • 2 eggs
  1. Make the miso butter by combining 4 tablespoons unsalted butter and the miso paste. Mash with a fork until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the oatmeal according to package directions with a pinch of salt.
  3. While the oatmeal cooks, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a frying pan. Crack the eggs into the pan and fry to desired doneness.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons miso butter to the oatmeal and stir until melted. 
  5. Season with black pepper, red pepper (or shichimi togarashi).
  6. Spoon the oatmeal into two serving bowls and top with a fried egg. Sprinkle with additional pepper, red pepper, or shichimi togarashi.
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