Almond Butter Oatmeal & Steamed Eggs over Spinach

The best of both breakfast worlds: salty & sweet. For those of you who make your own breakfast, do you ever fall in love with one thing and make it until you’re tired of it? I do too. The problem is I can only take so many weeks of it that I am forced to change it up. Previously, it was my gluten free waffles.  I would try to make enough to last me through the whole week, but I loved those things too damn much that I would even seek them out for snack time. Needless to say, I was a bit overzealous.

Hence, the perfect combination to satisfy my sweet and salty sides. Both of these items only take a couple of minutes to prepare – unlike the gluten-free waffles, unfortunately (another reason why I am temporarily opting out).

On another note, almond butter should be in your pantry. At all times. For the rest of your life. Ha, I’m kidding, but really. It is SO delicious, nutritious, and has way more health benefits than peanut butter. It goes well with just about anything, from smoothies to tea and toast. It really is a great snack that keeps me energized.

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Almond Butter with {GF} Toast & Green Tea

I have to say, breakfast and mid morning snack time are my favorite things in the world. There is nothing like feeling your taste buds reap the reward from your healthy cooking – especially first thing in the morning.

You are also seeing a little snippet of my work station. I try to keep absolutely no clutter on my desk. It feels like the best way to work with a clear mind. But seriously, almond butter goes with anything. You should definitely buy it at your next grocery store visit.

Before the recipe, you should note a few things about quick oats. They will explode in your microwave unless you proportion the liquid to oatmeal correctly. I had that problem this morning when I tried to double my usual amount. Yeah, the whole damn thing erupted and then I was a really, really unhappy camper.

So, to make sure you do not have the same miserable experience, start with 1/4 cup of oats, and 1/2 cup of water. Put in the microwave for 1 minute – no more – and stir. They’re called 1 minute oats for a reason ha.

The eggs are prepared a different way than your everyday scramble or over easy. This method is what I call the “halfway steamed” eggs over a bed of spinach, making the texture of the eggs fluffy where white and firm (but softer than a hardboiled egg texture) where yellow. The taste is just way different. Note: YOU WILL NEED A LID to make sure the top half of the eggs cook well and thoroughly. Something like this would work perfectly.

For the eggs:

  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 organic eggs
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • olive oil


  1. Melt 1 tsp of olive oil in a stove top pan on medium heat.
  2. Add chopped onion with salt and peppr and stir occasionally until clear.
  3. Lay the spinach flat across the onion, creating an even surface.
  4. Carefully crack the eggs over the spinach, spaced out far enough so they don’t touch each other.
  5. Cover with a lid that at least reaches over the edges of the pan for no less than 5-7 minutes, checking until you get your desired firmness.

For the oatmeal:

  1. 1/4 cup of quick oats with 1/2 cup of water in the microwave for 1 minute.
  2. Add 1 TBS of almond butter and 2 tsp of maple syrup (optional for sweetness) and stir. Any other sweetener like honey or stevia would work fine as well.

Enjoy this salty/sweet combination for breakfast. It kept my full and fueled for a solid 3 hours. That is exactly what we need.


*Health Tip*

When you first wake up, your body has been starving all night burning through calories and energy. So, the first thing you need when you wake up is a big glass of water, to compensate for dehydration. Then, you need a good, solid nutritious meal to properly restock your carbs and proteins that were broken down overnight. If you are trying to lose weight, a breakfast like this would be perfect. Only, instead of using maple syrup as a sweetener, I would use something less high in sugar; like berries. A breakfast that is high in sugar (like smoothies or cereal) may cause you to be hungry sooner than you should be, or it may cause you to crash from the sugar later in the day. As a staple of my nutrition counseling, I tell all my clients that breakfast should be the healthiest meal of the day, and lunch less healthy, and so on. Your body will thank you for it if you start the day RIGHT.


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