I have a simple new recipe for you all today. Remember when I tried “Oatless Oats” awhile ago but wasn’t a big fan of the texture? Well, I decided to try a new version of high protein oatmeal, adding eggs to the mix but leaving some oats in there as well for texture purposes. It came out awesome!
This is a simple recipe and I’m sure there are other variations of higher protein oatmeal around on the internet, but I still figured it was worth sharing. I think this is going to become my new staple in our house — it definitely held me over better than regular oatmeal, especially once I added berries and cottage cheese (unpictured) as toppings!
I need to try it in the microwave instead of on the stovetop next time to see how it comes out, though, because let’s be honest… I’m usually too lazy (and rushed) for stovetop oats.
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High Protein Oatmeal
This higher protein oatmeal recipe incorporates eggs to increase the protein while still keeping the usual oatmeal texture, and ground flaxseed adds some healthy fat to the mix! For a more filling breakfast, enjoy topped with berries and either cottage cheese or plain yogurt. Nut butter is also a delicious oatmeal topping!
- 3/4 cup oats
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup 1% (or skim) milk
- 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
1) Mix all ingredients together in a pot on the stove; turn to medium high heat.
2) Cook, stirring frequently, until mixture reaches normal oatmeal consistency and the eggs are no longer runny. This will take about 5 minutes.
Just because I was curious how much protein was actually in this recipe, I decided to pop the ingredients into SparkRecipes to get the nutritional information.
This recipe makes two servings of oatmeal. Each serving has:
- 280 Calories
- 8.9g Fat
- 8.6g Fiber
- 57g Carbohydrate
- 10g Sugar
- 13g Protein
Without the eggs (e.g., normal oatmeal), the protein would be half the amount. They really up the staying power of this recipe! The nutritional info does not include any optional toppings — just the oatmeal base. I also usually top my oatmeal with cottage cheese or yogurt — unpictured here because it’s not as pretty.
I hope you all give this recipe a try! If you have trouble with oatmeal keeping you full for long enough, this recipe might be your answer.