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Protein Powder Oatmeal

If you need a 2 ingredient breakfast ready in 2 minutes, this protein powder oatmeal is for you! It's quick and easy, delicious, and can be customized your favorite way to start the day. 

Protein powder oatmeal

Jordo's World is full of different oatmeal recipes, and this one is packed to capacity with extra protein, flavor, and is a great option to keep you full all morning long. It is simple and my favorite way to start the day with a balanced, healthy breakfast. You have it all with this recipe, protein, carbs, fruit - all the good stuff!

With just about two minutes, some oats, water, and a scoop of protein powder, your day will be off to a great start. Add some healthy fats with a dollop of peanut butter or almond butter, and sprinkle some fresh fruit on top to really seal the deal. This recipe is an easy way to kick start your body with the filling breakfast it needs to be successful and strong. 

Protein powder oatmeal ingredients 

Seriously, it is just 3 ingredients (plus whatever toppings your heart desires!) Can you believe it? 

  • quick oats
  • water
  • protein powder (Clean Simple Eats protein powder is my favorite & code JORDO will give a discount)
  • optional toppings: fruit, nut butter, nuts, coconut, etc

How to make oatmeal with protein powder

Follow these steps to this simple recipe:

  • Place rolled oats and water in a small microwave-safe bowl.
  • Stir the ingredients together and place the bowl in the microwave.
  • Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  • Remove bowl from microwave and add in the protein powder.
  • Mix thoroughly until protein powder is completely dissolved.
  • Top the oatmeal with fruit and nut butter.
  • Enjoy!

Protein powder oatmeal substitution ideas

If you're looking to make some adjustments to this high-protein breakfast recipe, look no further! 

  • Quick oats: Or feel free to use any instant oatmeal packet you may have on hand.
  • Water: You could use almond milk, oat milk, or any type of milk, really. However this could change the consistency and cook time in the microwave. You'll have to experiment and see what works if you make this substitution! 
  • Protein powder: Use any flavor protein powder! You could use a plant-based protein powder or stick to whey protein powder! (Clean Simple Eats protein powder is my favorite & code JORDO will give a discount)
  • Optional toppings: fruit, nut butter, seed butter, nuts, coconut, chia seeds, hemp seeds, cinnamon, nuts, vanilla extract etc

How to meal prep this recipe

To meal prep your protein powder oatmeal for the week, you could make 5 individual servings in the microwave. Then store in an airtight container in the fridge until you're ready to eat. As is the nature with oats, the liquid will likely get soaked up as you leave the servings in the fridge. 

Personally, I would either make a new serving fresh each morning (it only takes 2 minutes!) or add some more water to the meal prepped serving before warming it up. The main difference between meal prepping and making it the morning of is that you'll have to add some more water before you heat up your protein powder oatmeal. 

How do I add protein to my oatmeal?

If you are asking this question you have definitely come to the right place! Follow this recipe to add up to 20 grams of protein to your morning oatmeal! Another great way to add protein to your oatmeal is with egg whites. Use this recipe from my blog to find out how to do that! 

Which oats have the most protein?

Keep in mind this will change for specific types of oats and brands, but here's an overview using Bob's Red Mill for different kinds of oats and related protein amounts. No matter what brand or type you use, you'll end up with a delicious, warm bowl of oatmeal.

  • Quick Cooking Oats: 7 grams protein
  • Old Fashioned Rolled Oats: 7 grams protein
  • Steel-cut oats: 5 grams protein
  • Instant oatmeal: 4 grams protein
  • Kodiak Cakes Classic Rolled Oats: 10 grams protein

If you want to read more: 

Favorite protein powder

My favorite protein powder is without a doubt Clean Simple Eats protein powder (code JORDO for a discount). Their goals include creating the best, most flavorful healthy food options out there. Their protein powders come in so many different flavors. I haven't tried one I don't like yet! In each serving of powder, there are 20g of protein. Each bag has 30 servings. There are no added sugars and no artificial ingredients! You really can't ask for more! 

I have some affiliate links and I do happen to have one with Clean Simple Eats! Here's the affiliate link - use code JORDO at check out and you will get 10% off any order! The good news is, the code does stack on other discounts or sales!

Is oatmeal high in protein?

While oatmeal is an excellent choice for a quick, easy breakfast, all on its own it isn't the most protein-packed breakfast. Hence why we all are here, looking and working to make it a protein-packed option! I have a recipe that adds egg whites to oatmeal help it pack a protein punch. 

To make your morning oatmeal more of a balanced breakfast, add fruits, peanut butter, chia seeds, or like this recipe does, your favorite protein powder. It doesn't matter what kind of oats or kind of protein powder you decide on, this recipe is an excellent way to start your day and will soon be your favorite oatmeal to enjoy. 

More oatmeal ideas:

Like I said at the beginning of this blog post, here at Jordo's World I am no stranger to a good oatmeal breakfast. Protein oatmeal really is the perfect way to start your day! Try these other recipes out, too: 

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Protein Powder Oatmeal

If you need a 2 ingredient breakfast ready in 2 minutes, this protein powder oatmeal is for you! It's quick and easy, delicious, and can be customized your favorite way to start the day. 
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant oatmeal, protein oatmeal
Servings: 1
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • microwave safe bowl

Ingredients

  • ½ cup oats quick oats or any instant oatmeal packet
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup protein powder any flavor (my favorite is Clean Simple Eats brand, code JORDO will get you a discount)
  • optional toppings: fruit, nut butter, nuts, coconut, etc

Instructions

  • Place rolled oats and water in a small microwave-safe bowl.
  • Stir the ingredients together and place the bowl in the microwave.
  • Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  • Remove bowl from microwave and add in the protein powder.
  • Mix thoroughly until protein powder is completely dissolved.
  • Top the oatmeal with fruit and nut butter.
  • Enjoy!
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laura

Thursday 25th of January 2024

I use protein milk for extra protein. Def keeps me full and my go to for easy breakfast prep/out of time or just back from vaca!