Here's why you should start adding eggs to your oatmeal

Eggs and oatmeal are two quintessential breakfast items, respectively. So, cooking them up together and serving them in a single bowl might sound like quite a stretch to breakfast fundamentalists. But, hear us out. Cooking your oatmeal with an egg added in is actually the perfect way to level up your breakfast routine.

Dropping an egg into your oatmeal does more than add extra protein to the dish, even though that is reason enough to make this change. The added protein will help you stay full longer, and give you an energy lift right away. Including an egg in your oatmeal while cooking it also greatly improves the texture of the dish. It makes the oatmeal lighter, fluffier, and even butter-like (via Huff Post).

You can still dress your oatmeal up to your liking — add fruit, nuts, and cinnamon, or go savory. Either way, the egg won't distort the flavor or your morning bowl.

How to add an egg to your morning oatmeal

To make your oatmeal with an added egg, just heat your milk or water on the stove and pour the oats in once the milk is simmering. Next, slowly add in one well-whisked egg a little bit at a time, stirring well. Once all of the egg is incorporated, continuing stirring the oatmeal until it is perfectly light and fluffy. If you want even more protein, follow My Recipe's lead and top your bowl with peanut butter. 

If you prefer to make your oatmeal in the microwave, then just add all of the ingredients, including a whisked-up egg, together in a microwave-safe bowl. Once it is all mixed up well, just follow the directions for microwaving, and you will be set with a delicious, protein-packed breakfast.

No matter how you like to prepare and eat your oatmeal, adding an egg is really easy and provides you with plenty of energy to power through a long day. So, give it a try and see what you think.