Protein Power Oats

protein power oats

Protein Power Oats

I’m doing a new thing with my oatmeal! First of all, I’m starting to eat it warm again. I’ve been on an overnight oat craze for so long that I forget how comforting warm oatmeal is in the winter. And second, I am adding an egg to my oats for extra protein, vitamins, and minerals. Plus it keeps me full way longer! 

This idea actually came from my intern Lindsay who is a graduate student at Columbia in their nutrition program. She told me she and some of her classmates do this for breakfast, and I was like ok genius, I am putting it on the blog. 🙂 You can also do this with just egg whites if you want to, but the yolk has a ton of nutrients. And if you don’t like the taste of eggs, don’t worry; you won’t even know it’s in there!

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Protein Power Oats
Serves 1
  1. ½ cup old fashioned oats
  2. 1 cup of nut milk
  3. 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  4. 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup or honey
  5. 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla
  6. 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed (*optional)
  7. 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds (*optional)
  8. 1 egg
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, use a fork to whisk 1 egg, vanilla, maple syrup, and cinnamon.
  3. Add flaxseed, hemp seed, oats, and milk. Stir to mix.
  4. Microwave for 2-3 minutes, then stir and microwave for an additional 1-2 minutes (times may vary depending on microwave strength). The oatmeal will be done when it is fluffy when stirred.
  6. Add the milk to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer
  7. add in the oats, cinnamon, maple syrup, vanilla, flaxseed*, and hemp seeds*, mix together and begin to cook
  8. whisk the egg in a separate bowl and add to the oatmeal when it's about halfway cooked
  9. stir frequently until the oatmeal is fluffy and the liquid is almost absorbed
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