Looking to add protein to your morning bowl of oats? Try adding cottage cheese to your oats. It makes them extra creamy and adds a huge boost of protein!
Oatmeal, oatmeal, oatmeal. Obviously I’m a HUGE oatmeal fan, but we need to have a little chat. Do you ever eat oatmeal for breakfast and then are starving two hours later? That is what we need to chat about.
Oatmeal on it’s own doesn’t have much protein in it and unless you’re making it with milk instead of water, not much fat either. So you’re essentially eating a bowl of carbohydrates. I’m not knocking carbs at all (I love carbs!), but what I am knocking is not eating a balanced meal that will keep you feeling full for hours. The perfect formula? Healthy fats, carbohydrates and lean protein.
How to Make High Protein Oatmeal?
There are a few different ways that I like to add protein to oatmeal and I’m working on a full blog post covering all of them, but for today’s recipe we’re focusing on cottage cheese!
How To Make Cottage Cheese Oatmeal
Adding cottage cheese to your morning oats is so easy! You can cook your oatmeal however you would like (stovetop or microwave) and then simply stir in cottage cheese after cooking!
For this particular recipe, I made my base stovetop oatmeal recipe with rolled oats, banana, sea salt and water. Heat over medium-high heat until liquid has been absorbed and the texture is the way you like your oats. Remove the oatmeal from the heat and stir in the cottage cheese. Start with just a 1/4 cup and add more if you’d like. It does slightly change the flavor, but it…