Savory Poached Egg Oatmeal

4.5 from 2 reviews


  • 1/3 cup quick oats
  • 2/3 cup chicken stock
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 ounce goat cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 12 tablespoons minced chives
  • Splash of white vinegar


  1. Add your oats, chicken stock, garlic, and a large pinch of salt to a big coffee mug (bigger the better so it doesn’t boil over – you can also use a bowl)
  2. Microwave for 1 minute and 45 seconds, or until the liquid is absorbed into the oats*
  3. Meanwhile, add at least a few inches of water into a skillet and bring to a simmer. Season the water with a little salt and add a big splash of vinegar
  4. Crack one egg into a ramekin (or small bowl) so you can add it to the water more gently
  5. When simmering, create a vortex in the pan by swirling a spoon around the edge of the pan in a circular motion (will help the egg white come around the yolk)
  6. Gently add the egg to your pan while the water is still simmering, and simmer for 4 minutes
  7. Add your goat cheese into the cooked oats, stir well to combine, and season to taste with salt and pepper
  8. When your poached egg is done, add it to the top of the oatmeal and sprinkle over your chives


*Microwave cook times will vary based on your microwave. 1 minute and 45 seconds was perfect for me, but if the oatmeal is still soupy and the liquid isn’t absorbed at the end of 1 minute 45, pop it in for 30 second intervals until most of the liquid is absorbed. It will thicken a bit as it sits, too.

This recipe is 4 Freestyle Smart Points per serving!