This post is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company, but all opinions are my own.
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and there is nothing better than breakfast for dinner. Who agrees?
I’ve partnered with Quaker this fall to recreate one of my favorite hometown recipes using oats inspired by local flavors of my home state of California.
Breakfast insights across the country
Quaker recently surveyed consumers across the U.S. to learn more about how breakfast trends vary between each region of the country. They found that Americans feel nostalgic when it comes to breakfast – whether it’s their original culinary inspiration or the foods that take them back to their childhood.
They also found that savory and over-the-top breakfasts are national favorites, but ingredient preferences vary by region. And while Americans agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it’s not limited to just the morning!
Quaker discovered that when it comes to breakfast food trends, most prefer savory and on-the-go breakfasts. They also enjoy adding protein to breakfast and having breakfast for dinner.
What I found particularly interesting were the trends from where I am from. The survey found that 61% of respondents from the west coast prefer savory breakfasts, with favorites being bacon, eggs and avocado toast, and also like incorporating fresh seasonal ingredients.
Using these trends, I came up with three recipes that can be included at breakfast that not only tie to my west coast roots, they embrace savory and some of America’s favorite breakfast foods like eggs and bacon – with a Quaker oat spin, of course.
Enter: savory oat waffles, 3 ways!
Oats are highly versatile, offering countless possibilities to get more taste and nutrition out of what we eat each day. They serve as a nutritious blank canvas to inspire culinary creativity so you can make them either savory or sweet!
To further celebrate the versatility of the oats, Quaker launched its Oats Across America promotion earlier this month. Share your own original recipe online at CookwithQuaker.com – using Quaker Old-Fashioned, Instant oats or other Quaker Oats product – and be entered for the chance to win $1,000 in one of the daily drawings. There’s also a chance for the recipe to be included in a Quaker Oats cookbook. NO PURCHASE NECESSAY. For more information and Official Rules visit CookwithQuaker.com. Promotion ends 12/31/19.