This protein pumpkin oatmeal with egg whites is loaded with pumpkin flavor and protein. The secret is whipping egg whites into the oats while they cook!
I have a growing list of posts that I need to write so I want to keep things short and sweet today with a quick and easy breakfast recipe that I’ve been loving this fall. There’s pumpkin involved and it’s packed with a hefty dose of protein. Get excited!!
I’ve been adding egg whites to my oatmeal for years, but hadn’t had them in a while since I didn’t really eat much hot oatmeal over the summer. Julie’s post for Three Minute Egg White Oatmeal inspired me to bring back the egg white oats and I figured now would be a great time to share the recipe.
I know adding egg whites to your oatmeal sounds a little odd if you’ve never done it before, but it’s actually pretty awesome. You end up with a nice and fluffy (not to mention filling) bowl of oatmeal.
The key is to avoid scrambling the egg whites. To do this, you simply have to continuously stir/whisk the egg whites while you’re adding them to the saucepan and as they cook.
Trust me on this… one time I got distracted and didn’t keep up with the stirring… I ended up with a bowl of oatmeal + scrambled egg white chunks. Not so appetizing.
Don’t worry though, if you take my advice and follow the recipe, you’ll end up with a delicious looking bowl of protein oats like what you see below. Pinky promise. 😉
I’m loving this pumpkin version, but you can add egg whites to whatever flavor oatmeal you like. I’ve tried it with my peanut butter chia…