My microwave egg white oatmeal is the FASTEST high protein breakfast with no protein powder. It'll keep you full the whole morning!
Protein oats have been super popular over the past couple years, and for good reason! The winning combination of high-fibre oats and protein is incredibly satiating, meaning you stay full much longer. Mid-morning hangar is no fun, so I totally understand.
Most of the protein oatmeal recipes I see use protein powder as the main source of protein. I love the ease of these supplements for a quick protein boost in pancakes, muffins, oats, etc. I also understand that not everyone likes them! They can be expensive and the taste isn't always the best. My cheesecake overnight oats were such a hit, that I knew I had to bring you another high protein recipe that doesn't use protein powder. This time we're making a microwave egg white oatmeal, a cozy breakfast ready in 5 minutes or less. It's a must-try for busy mornings!
- Quick or minute oats
- Milk of choice
- Egg whites
In a medium microwave safe bowl, stir together oats, cinnamon, salt, milk and egg whites.
Microwave for 45 seconds on high, stir and repeat 2-3 times (for a total of about 1 min 30 seconds- 2 minutes 15 seconds). The oats will be cooked when they are fluffy, and there is no excess moisture in the bowl.
Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave, stir once more, add toppings and enjoy. You can microwave for an additional 30 seconds if using toppings you would like to warm up.
Substitutions and Variations
To make gluten-free: Use certified gluten-free oats. If you are unable to find quick or minute gluten-free oats, you can use rolled gluten-free oats and pulse them in a blender or food processor until they are in smaller pieces. Just be mindful they don't become a complete flour!
To make dairy-free: Use a dairy-free milk of choice.
The best part about oatmeal are the endless topping combinations that make each bowl special. Here are some of my favourite toppings:
- Peanut butter or nut butter
- Fresh or frozen berries
- Caramelized bananas
- Chia jam
- Shredded coconut
- Chocolate chips
- Caramel sauce
This microwave egg white oatmeal can be batch-prepped at the beginning of the week. Store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. To reheat, add your portion to a bowl and microwave for around 45 seconds or until warm.
The key to getting a fluffy oatmeal (no chunks here!) is to ensure you stir continuously. After every 45 second increment in the microwave, stir WELL to help the eggs not clump while they are heating up! It may help to use a fork to fluff it up and break any chunks beginning to form.
Frequently Asked Questions
I personally use store bought egg whites as it’s so much more convenient! If you separate eggs yourself, use 2 whole eggs per serving.
For a few reasons! I know it may sound weird, but I promise that if you make this properly, you can’t even taste the egg whites. They just add the FLUFFIEST texture and an easy protein boost.
I am a classic kind of gal so the peanut butter and banana combination will ALWAYS be a winner in my heart.
Yes of course! The stovetop version is actually the classic way of cooking egg white oatmeal. Just add everything to a small saucepan on medium-low heat and allow it to thicken. Just make sure you are stirring consistently to help the eggs from clumping together while they cook.
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- Protein Powder Pancakes (5 Ingredients)
- Super Quick Microwave Cinnamon Rolls
- Easy Microwave Berry Crumble
- Easy Blended Chocolate Chip Cookie Baked Oats
PS. I love seeing my recipes in action! If you decide to make this microwave egg white oatmeal, don't forget to snap a photo and tag me on Instagram- @nourishedbynic or leave a comment and rating below letting me know how you liked it!
Microwave Egg White Oatmeal (High Protein)
- ½ cup quick or minute oats
- ¾ cup milk of choice
- ¼ cup egg whites
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- In a medium microwave safe bowl, stir together oats, cinnamon, salt, milk and egg whites.
- Microwave for 45 seconds on high, stir and repeat 2-3 times (for a total of about 1 min 30 seconds to 2 minutes 15 seconds). The oats will be cooked when they are fluffy, and there is no excess moisture in the bowl.
- Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave, stir once more, add toppings and enjoy. Microwave for an additional 30 seconds if using toppings you would like to warm up.