So much focus has been placed on oatmeal and it's health benefits, that I, like many people, have been trying to make it a more regular part of my diet. At first, I ate it with raisins and brown sugar...the only way I'd ever had it for breakfast. Then, the coffee shops started serving oatmeal. I fell in love with Caribou Coffee's 7-Grain Very Berry Oatmeal, and it was an occasional treat for me, until they changed the mix.
While I enjoy the fruity oatmeal dishes, I'm more of a salty/egg breakfast person. Thus, when I saw an idea for oatmeal florentine online, I was intrigued, had to try it, and it's since become my go-to breakfast.
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 cup spinach
1 large egg
1/4 cup shredded cheese (mozzarella, parmesan, swiss, whatever's in the fridge)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Prepare oatmeal according to package directions (I usually microwave for convenience). Once oatmeal is done, add spinach and cheese. Mix until spinach wilts and cheese melts. Salt and pepper to taste.
While oatmeal is cooking, fry egg (over easy is most delightful, as a runny yoke adds some richness to the dish). Place on top of oatmeal-spinach mixture when done.
To take take this dish to the next level, I like to add tomatoes to my oatmeal florentine (it's also a great way to use up extra tomatoes).
Besides being delicious, this hearty, filling breakfast only takes about 5 minutes to prepare! I never would've thought of combining oatmeal, spinach, and eggs but am glad I did. Enjoy!