7 High Protein Oatmeal Recipes

Ditch the cereal and have some high protein oats instead! Most people don’t realize the benefits that come from adding a little protein to their breakfast menu. Consuming protein causes you to eating less and keeps you fuller, longer! Not to mention its muscle building and fat burning effects! Kick start your day with one of these 7 high protein recipes that are to die for! 

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HIGH PROTEIN OATS

Adding a twist to the traditional plain oats, these 7 high protein oatmeal recipes will have you coming back for more!

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1) Veggie Lover 

Ingredients:

  • 1 serving of your choice of oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/2-1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (vanilla works best)
  • 2 tbsp egg whites
  • 1/3 cup water (may vary, add as needed)
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries
  • Cinnamon (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  • Add oats, eggs whites, carrots, zucchini, and milk to pot
  • Place on burner, simmer for 3-5 minutes (or until desired consistency)
  • Remove from heat and allow oats to cool for 1-2 minutes
  • Add protein powder and milk (if needed), stir
  • Top with mixed berries and cinnamon

Protein content: 20-30 grams

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2) Vanilla Citrus Blast

Ingredients:

  • 1 serving of your choice of oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2-1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (vanilla works best)
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  • Add oats and milk to pot
  • Place on burner, simmer for 3-5 minutes (or until desired consistency)
  • Remove from heat and allow oats to cool for 1-2 minutes
  • Add protein, orange zest, and vanilla extract, stir (add more milk if needed)
  • Top with vanilla ice cream for a dessert-like delight

Protein content: 40-50 grams

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3) Almond Date Delight 

Ingredients:

  • 1 serving of your choice of oats
  • 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (vanilla works best)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1 tsp maple extract (optional but adds great flavor!)

Cooking Directions:

  • Add oats and milk to pot
  • Place on burner, simmer for 3-5 minutes (or until desired consistency
  • Remove from heat and allow oats to cool for 1-2 minutes
  • Add protein, chopped almonds & dates, and maple extract, stir (add milk if needed)

Protein content: 20-30 grams

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4) Peanut Butter Cup Surprise 

Ingredients:

  • 1 serving of your choice of oats
  • 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (vanilla works best)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup chopped peanut butter cup

Cooking Directions:

  • Add oats and milk to pot
  • Place on burner, simmer for 3-5 minutes (or until desired consistency)
  • Remove from heat and allow oats to cool for 1-2 minutes
  • Add protein powder, stir (add milk if needed)
  • Top with chopped peanut butter cup  (watch it melt and seep through your oats!)

Protein content: 20-30 grams

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5) Banana Almond Joy

Ingredients:

  • 1 serving of your choice of oats
  • 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (vanilla works best)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 medium banana
  • 1/4 cup egg white
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • Cinnamon (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  • Add oats and milk to pot
  • Place on burner, simmer for 3-5 minutes (or until desired consistency)
  • Remove from heat and allow oats to cool for 1-2 minutes
  • Add protein powder and egg whites, stir (add milk if needed)
  • Top with banana, chopped almonds, and cinnamon

Protein content: 25-35 grams

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6) Pumpkin Puree Pleaser

Ingredients:

  • 1 serving of your choice of oats
  • 1 serving of your favorite protein powder (vanilla works best)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 can (7 oz) pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • Honey (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  • Add water, almond milk, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice to pot, boil
  • Turn heat down to a simmer
  • Add oats, stir until desired consistency is met
  • Remove from heat and allow oats to cool for 1-2 minutes
  • Add protein powder, stir
  • Top with pumpkin seeds and honey

Protein content: 20-30 grams

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7) Cocoa Craze

Ingredients:

  • 1 serving of your choice of oats
  • 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (chocolate is the clear winner here)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Cinnamon (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  • Add oats and milk to pot
  • Place on burner, simmer for 3-5 minutes (or until desired consistency)
  • Remove from heat and allow oats to cool for 1-2 minutes
  • Add protein powder and vanilla extract, stir
  • Top with cinnamon and chocolate chips (watch as they melt to form an ooey gooey masterpiece!)

Protein content: 20-30 grams

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