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!
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup of nut milk
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup or honey
- 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed (*optional)
- 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds (*optional)
- 1 egg
- In a microwave safe bowl, use a fork to whisk 1 egg, vanilla, maple syrup, and cinnamon.
- Add flaxseed, hemp seed, oats, and milk. Stir to mix.
- 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.
- Add the milk to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer
- add in the oats, cinnamon, maple syrup, vanilla, flaxseed*, and hemp seeds*, mix together and begin to cook
- whisk the egg in a separate bowl and add to the oatmeal when it's about halfway cooked
- stir frequently until the oatmeal is fluffy and the liquid is almost absorbed