Easy Protein Oats

10 Minutes

super easy


The days are getting chillier, which means you may be leaning less into your morning smoothie and craving something a bit warmer. If this is you right now, why not give protein oats a try? So easy to make and so easily adaptable to preferences as well as what you have on hand. 

Organic oats are packed with important vitamins and minerals and are a great source of soluble fiber, which helps support digestion and feelings of fullness/satiety. They’re also a great foundation for other highly nutritious foods, like seeds, nuts, nut butters, fresh fruit — and even a pre-approved protein powder. 

Generally speaking, a ratio of 1:2 (½ cup oats: 1 cup water/plant-based milk) works best. This recipe is a general base in terms of ingredients. Feel free to add or omit according to your preferences.

How to Add Protein to Your Oatmeal? 

There’s so many different, unique (and a little funky) ways to add more protein to your morning oats. Below are a few of my favorite additions, that offer more grams per serving while also making it even tastier than plan oats. 

  • Protein powder; vanilla or chocolate 
  • Chia, hemp, flax seeds, nuts ; a perfect sprinkle topper or make it even thicker by stirring them in at the end
  • Collagen peptides; I recommend flavorless 
  • Low fat cottage cheese; simply make your oats as normal, remove from heat and stir in organic cottage cheese 
  • Non-fat plain Greek yogurt; always a great option just make sure you get plain 
  • Nut and seed butters; a great topper that offers both protein and healthy fats 
  • Egg whites or whole eggs; high in protein, low in calories – whisk then add into pan and stir to keep them from scrambling 

Why You’ll Love It 

  • Not only are they a fantastic source of energy to jumpstart your day, but they are also incredibly versatile.
  • With just a few minutes of prep time, you can enjoy a delicious and nutritious breakfast that will keep you fueled throughout the day.
  • Oats can help lower cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of heart disease, and even aid in digestion.

Recipe Cost Breakdown

      ½ cup organic gluten-free oats: $0.34

      1 cup water or plant-based milk of choice: $1.01

      1 scoop protein powder of choice: $2.24

      Dash of vanilla: $0.62

      Sprinkle of cinnamon: $0.07

      ½ banana: $0.31

      Total Cost: $4.59

What You’ll Need

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½ cup organic gluten-free oats
1 cup water or plant-based milk of choice
1 scoop protein powder of choice
Pinch of sea salt
Dash of vanilla
Sprinkle of cinnamon
½ banana, sliced; optional
Optional toppings
Berries, coconut flakes, chia seeds, flaxseeds, hemp seeds, chopped nuts, nut butter, maple syrup, cacao powder, chocolate chips, honey…

Nutritional Information

469 Calories
11 g Total Fat
63 g Net Carbs
7 g Fiber
534 mg Sodium
14 g Sugar



Add oats, banana slices, sea salt and water or plant-based milk to a saucepan and set over medium heat. Stir regularly and cook until all liquid has been absorbed and banana slices (if included) have been melted into a much. Once the oats start to bubble, reduce heat to a low simmer and continue cooking until oats are thick and fluffy.
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Then, remove oats from heat and mix in protein powder. Transfer to a bowl and continue adding any additional toppings you may enjoy or have on hand.
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