Oatmeal is a breakfast favorite, and for good reason: It helps curb appetite (keeping you full until lunch), decreases risk for both colon cancer and high cholesterol and is incredibly easy to whip up in the morning.
You may be accustomed to spooning up a hearty dish of sweet oats, topped with raisins, brown sugar, maple syrup or fruit. But oats' neutral taste makes a prime canvas for more inventive flavor pairings.
Savory oats -- svoats, if you will -- are a brilliant way to enjoy the classic stick-to-your-bones breakfast food. They're delicious topped with a poached egg (but, really, what isn't?). Their meaty texture complements an avocado's creaminess. They welcome a reckless dousing of Sriracha. And, svoats are a great way to get in a serving of vegetables or two. Yep, svoats are on their way to winning the title of "World's Most Perfect Breakfast Food." Here are 13 ways to cook them up: