Want to make your oatmeal even healthier? I’ve got you covered with 5 delicious and easy ways to boost the protein content of oatmeal so that it will keep you full until lunch.
Everyone is crazy about oatmeal recipes! I guess I’m rubbing off on you… 😉 I wanted to dedicate a full post to protein oatmeal because if oatmeal has one fault, it’s that it typically isn’t very high in protein! For those of you that think oatmeal isn’t very filling or you’re hungry 1 hour after eating it, all you need to do is add some protein and healthy fat.
Once those are in the mix, you’ll have a healthy, balanced breakfast – AKA a bowl of oats will keep you full and satisfied all morning long!
How to Make High Protein Oatmeal
As I’m sure you know, oatmeal on its own isn’t very high in protein so I have a few go-to ingredients that I add in to up the protein level. I’ll cover each in more detail below but here’s a quick run-down:
Eggs or egg whites
Nuts and seeds
Protein Powder in Oatmeal
First off I’ll cover protein powder. I have been adding protein powder to my oatmeal more and more recently. It adds a ton of protein, is super simple to add and can add a fun flavor to the oatmeal. This chocolate peanut butter protein oatmeal gets its chocolate flavor from the protein powder. Double win! Protein powder works great in pretty much any kind of oatmeal – mix it into overnight oats or to stovetop oatmeal. 1 scoop of protein powder has about 15-20 grams of protein.
Protein powder is also a…