I have something good for you all today: a High Protein Oatmeal Recipe! It’s a great way to increase the protein content of your oatmeal and keep you full longer. Plus, it’s a delicious breakfast!
If you love how easy and versatile oatmeal is (like I do) but wish it had more protein and healthy fats to keep you full until lunch, read on.
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. I added eggs to the mix, but left some oats in there as well for texture purposes. It came out awesome!
How to Make High Protein Oatmeal on the Stovetop
This is a simple recipe with just 6 ingredients. I’m sure there are other variations of high protein oatmeal around on the internet, but I still figured it was worth sharing!
You can enjoy it on its own, or top with berries, nuts, seeds, additional banana – whatever you like!
I think this is going to become my new staple in our house. It definitely held me over better than regular oatmeal. (Speaking of: here’s how to make oatmeal more filling and satisfying!)
As mentioned in the recipe, I recommend using milk instead of water in oatmeal for better flavor and nutrition. Plus, milk makes your oatmeal creamier!
The full recipe and instructions for high protein oatmeal with eggs (and how to make stovetop oatmeal) are below.
If you’re too busy for stovetop oats, you can also make this in the microwave!
Simply follow my Perfect Microwave Banana Oatmeal recipe, but before putting it in the microwave, whisk one egg into the oats/milk/banana mixture. That’s it – do everything else the same!
Just because I was curious how much protein was actually in this recipe, I decided to calculate the nutritional information. Each serving (this recipe makes two servings) has 13 grams of protein – sweet!
Without the eggs (e.g., normal oatmeal), the protein would be half the amount. They really up the staying power of this recipe! If you’re not a huge fan of eggs, you can also add Greek yogurt, whole nuts/seeds, or nut butter after you’ve cooked your oats to amp up the protein content and staying power.
I hope you all give this a try! If you have trouble with oatmeal keeping you full for long enough, this recipe might be your answer. 🙂
More recipes to to try:
- Simple Baked Oatmeal (great for a crowd!)
- Savory Oatmeal Recipe
- Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
- Healthy Oatmeal Recipes Roundup
- Easy Overnight Oats Recipes: Six Ways
- Almond Milk Overnight Oats with Berries
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats with Banana
- Cherry Chocolate Overnight Oats
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- Mix all ingredients together in a pot on the stove; turn to medium high heat.
- Cook, stirring frequently, until mixture reaches normal oatmeal consistency and the eggs are no longer runny. This will take about 5 minutes.