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3 Ovation-Worthy Breakfast Oats


Breakfast bowls for balanced blood sugar 

By Rachel Meltzer Warren, MS, RDN

Videos by Brittany Doohan and Myra Aquino


For a grain that’s been around for thousands of years, oatmeal seems to be having a bit of a renaissance. With numerous studies backing its health benefits and new recipes for topping and preparing it, today’s oatmeal is one your Grandma might not recognize.

Put a cap on the carbs and amp up protein and fiber with these blood sugar-balancing breakfast bowls. These recipes are not only delicious, but also diabetes-friendly. Just prepare 1/3 cup of oats with 2/3 cup of water (unless otherwise noted), and you’re ready to add our nutritious and tasty toppings!


Egg Florentine Oats


  • 2/3 cup cooked oats  
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 1 fried or poached egg
  • 1 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Peanut Butter & Jelly Oats


  • 2/3 cup cooked oats
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 small strawberries, sliced


Zucchini Bread Oats


Stir together:

  • 2/3 cup cooked oats
  • 1/4 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Top with:

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened full fat Greek yogurt
  • 14 walnut halves, chopped



Published on December 14, 2016.  

Rachel Meltzer Warren is a NYC-area based nutrition writer, educator, and counselor, and the author of The Smart Girl’s Guide to Going Vegetarian. 

Brittany Doohan is a digital content writer, editor and producer living in San Francisco. 

Myra Aquino is an MD turned writer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. 

Reviewed by Toby Smithson, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE on August 18, 2016.
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