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Easy Protein Oatmeal

My go-to breakfast recipe for something quick, easy, and healthy is a bowl of easy protein oatmeal, otherwise known as protein power oats. Protein oatmeal is a big bowl of oatmeal packed with protein, healthy fats, and delicious ingredients that will fuel you for the day!

PROTEIN POWER OATS -

If you know me at all, you know I have an obsession with protein oatmeal. One of my absolute favorite ways to start the day is with a big bowl of oats topped with all of the goods.

The secret ingredient

I always, always add protein to oatmeal because it helps keep me full and fueled—it’s where the power comes from! My not-so-secret secret to adding protein to oats is not protein powder, but egg whites! When I tell people I add egg whites for protein, they usually are skeptical, but hey: don’t hate it until you try it. Liquid egg whites are high in protein and they add a thick and creamy texture to the oats. Starting your day with protein power oats will help keep you fuller for longer!

What you'll need

The base ingredients for this recipe are oats and egg whites. All of the ingredients are toppings, so you can add exactly what YOU like and what you have on hand. I like to add nut butter, fruit, and granola because they add sweet and crunchy to the hot and creamy bowl. This recipe will round out to having a balance of carbs, protein, and healthy fats to keep you fueled!

The process

This recipe for making oatmeal with this method is quick and low-key. At one point you will need to stir with a whisk continuously for two minutes, but other than that, you can empty your dishwasher, pack your lunch for the day, or make a cup of coffee while your oats cook. Let me walk you through this fool-proof process!

Place rolled oats, water, and salt (optional) in a small pot over medium-low heat.Bring to a simmer and stir occasionally until most of the liquid has been absorbed by the oats.

Bring to a simmer and stir occasionally until most of the liquid has been absorbed by the oats.Raise heat to medium, add egg whites, and whisk continuously for about 2 minutes, until egg whites have cooked and oatmeal is thick and creamy.

Raise heat to medium, add egg whites, and whisk continuously for about 2 minutes, until egg whites have cooked and oatmeal is thick and creamy.Remove from heat and pour into a bowl.

Remove from heat and pour into a bowl.Top the oats with kiwi, banana, blueberries, and your favorite RX Nut Butter.

Top the oats with fruit, nut butter, and yogurt. Sprinkle with granola and enjoy!

Sprinkle with granola and enjoy!

The recipe

If you try this recipe and love it, please rate it and me know your thoughts! Get creative with toppings as well. Try what you love and make this your own!

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5 from 3 votes

Protein Oatmeal

A recipe for protein oatmeal made with oats, egg whites, and delicious toppings!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, protein oatmeal, protein oats, protein power oats
Servings: 1
Calories: 381kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • small pot
  • whisk

Ingredients

  • ½ cup quick oats
  • 1 cup water
  • ⅓-1 cup liquid egg whites
  • ½ cup fruit
  • 1 tbsp nut butter
  • 1 tbsp granola
  • dash salt optional

Instructions

  • Place rolled oats, water, and salt (optional) in a small pot over medium-low heat.
  • Bring to a simmer and stir occasionally until most of the liquid has been absorbed by the oats.
  • Raise heat to medium, add egg whites, and whisk continuously for about 2 minutes, until egg whites have cooked and oatmeal is thick and creamy.
  • Remove from heat and pour into a bowl.
  • Top the oats with fruit and nut butter.
  • Sprinkle with granola and enjoy!

Notes

The nutrition facts will changed based on your toppings!

Nutrition

Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 372mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1340IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 4mg
Recipe Rating




Dana P

Sunday 3rd of January 2021

Question- can you prep a batch of this ahead of time and portion out for the week?

Jordan Smith

Tuesday 5th of January 2021

Hi Dana, I have never prepped that much ahead of time, only the day I need it and night before. I imagine it will last about 3-4 days though!

Sarah Meek

Friday 4th of September 2020

I have tried protein oatmeal (with egg whites) before and it just didn't taste right. Decided to try Jordo's recipe and absolutely fell in love! I think it's the way her recipes are written that make it easy to follow/understand so I was able to do it the correct way and not get chunks of cooked egg whites in my oatmeal :P Thanks for your amazing and simple recipes Jordo!