Miso Oatmeal For Breakfast

Miso oatmeal

If there’s one meal I love it’s breakfast (that’s a joke…I love all meals), and savory breakfast/brunch items are the ones I reach for most! I usually make the classic scrambled eggs, omelets, or pancakes for something sweet (here’s my recipe for the fluffiest and most delicious homemade pancakes ever!), but I wanted to branch out and attempt savory oatmeal for the first time. I love overnight oats with bananas, chia seeds, and a handful of crunchy granola on top, but savory oatmeal is a whole other ballgame. Warm, salty oatmeal isn’t the most common of breakfast foods so I reached for my favorite Japanese flavors to add to this new-to-me dish. Miso, shoyu, and mirin are pretty basic base ingredients and eggs and chicken are the perfect textured proteins for more delicious flavor! I hope you all try and love this recipe or add ingredients to make it your own!

Ingredients (for one serving):

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 Tbsp red miso paste (white miso works just as well, it’s all based on your own preference!)
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 Tbsp shoyu (Aloha shoyu always)
  • 1/2 Tbsp mirin
  • Garlic powder, onion powder, pepper to taste
  • 1/4 chicken breast
  • 1 soft boiled or poached egg
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp furikake
  • 1/2 stalk green onion


  1. Soft boil or poach one egg in a pot or with a plug-in egg cooker like this one!
  2. Heat up chicken stock (or broth) in the microwave or on the stove til steaming
  3. Measure oats in a medium-sized mixing bowl
  4. Spoon miso paste into bowl with oats
  5. Add pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder to taste (I listed a measurement, but I went with my heart!)
  6. Once chicken stock is fully heated, pour the liquid into oat bowl
  7. Mix oat mixture thoroughly to ensure miso is finely incorporated (don’t want to leave any miso chunks un-stirred)
  8. Pour shoyu (I like a lot of shoyu in everything) and mirin in bowl again to taste
  9. Mix oats again to combine
  10. While the flavors in the oat mixture are assimilating, cut chicken breast into bite-sized pieces
  11. Sprinkle chicken pieces on the oatmeal
  12. Place egg on top of chicken
  13. Drizzle sesame oil on top of eggs to taste
  14. Shake furikake all over oatmeal mixture
  15. Snip green onion stalk on top of oatmeal with a food scissors
  16. Enjoy!