Breakfast for dinner (or brinner, as it’s known) is the best, because it gives you an opportunity to actually enjoy all that delicious breakfast food you’re usually snarfing down in the rushed hours of the morning. Classic brinner options like omelets, pancakes, and tater tots all have a place in our hearts (and stomachs), but there’s one breakfast fave we think should be getting a little more evening love: oatmeal.
Yes, you heard us right. Oatmeal is a surprisingly delightful dinnertime option, because the hearty, high-protein grain normally relegated to the A.M. hours can easily be turned into a decadent, savory meal. Not convinced? Let these 11 recipes persuade you. Though most of them make use of either a fried or poached egg, the similarities end there, and from then on each one builds on oatmeal’s mild flavor in a totally different way. Prepare to become obsessed.