This Proats recipe is the perfect start to any morning- a big bowl of hearty oatmeal with lots of protein and topped with all the things you love!
I've been eating these Proats on repeat for the past few weeks and I can't stop! They're creamy, delicious, and they keep me full for HOURS. What more can you ask for?
These oats are mixed with protein powder to give you a boost in protein plus a great flavor. I top them with peanut butter, chia seeds, and fruit but you can add anything your heart desires to your protein oats!
If you're into protein oatmeal as much as I am, you must try my Protein Overnight Oats- they're perfect for meal prepping if you're busy in the mornings!
Why are these called Proats (Protein Oats)?
- These high-protein oats are packed with about 30 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber!
- I use a high-quality vanilla protein powder in my oats to add a boost of protein and flavor to my bowl of protein oatmeal!
- You can add things like chia seeds and nut butter for extra protein and healthy fats.
Here are some notes on a few ingredients- please see the full ingredient list in the recipe card below!
- oats- This recipe calls for quick oats. I prefer them over old-fashioned oats, but if you are in a pinch you can definitely use old-fashioned oats instead.
- milk- I use almond milk but you can use any milk you enjoy. You could also use water.
- protein powder- Use any protein powder you enjoy! I used vanilla for this recipe, but there are tons of flavors out there that would be great. Make sure you use a brand that you enjoy because there are a lot of bad-tasting protein powders out there. Driven Nutrition makes my favorite whey protein powder.
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1: Mix the oats and milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Place in the microwave for 2 minutes (keep an eye on them so they don't overflow towards the end).
Step 2: Mix in the protein powder, making sure there are no clumps left. The oats will thicken as they rest.
Step 3: Top with peanut butter, chia seeds, fresh or frozen berries, or anything else you love!
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely! Proats are a great breakfast option full of protein and fiber, which will help keep you fuller for longer! Top it with healthy fats and some fresh fruit and you have a well-rounded, healthy start to your day.
This recipe will give you roughly 25-35g of protein depending on your oatmeal, protein powder, and if you add toppings like peanut butter.
Aside from adding protein powder, you can also make it with high-protein milk or add egg whites. You can also top it with nut butter (peanut butter is my fav), nuts or seeds (I always add chia seeds), or make savory oats and add a fried egg on top! Greek yogurt and cottage cheese are other great ways to add protein to your oats.
Tips and Tricks
- Make sure to use a microwave-safe bowl and be careful when removing it, it can get hot!
- Watch the oats for the last 3 seconds or so, sometimes they can overflow in the microwave.
- There are a lot of not-great-tasting protein powders out there, so make sure you find one you like. Bad tasting protein = bad tasting protein oats. This brand of protein powder is my current favorite for things like oats, smoothies, and overnight oats.
- Use any toppings you enjoy- nut butter, fresh, frozen, or dried fruit, seeds or nuts, granola, and spices (like cinnamon or nutmeg). These are super customizable which is why I love them so much!
Storing & Freezing
If you are not eating your proats right away, store them in an airtight container until ready to eat. To reheat, just heat in the microwave (if they dry out, add a splash of milk.
If you are looking to make oats days in advance, check out my high-protein overnight oats!
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Proats (Protein Oats)
- ½ cup quick oats
- ⅔ cup milk
- ½-1 scoop protein powder I typically use about 20 grams
- ½ tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- ¼ cup frozen blueberries
- Mix the oats and milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Place in the microwave for 2 minutes (keep an eye on them so they don't overflow towards the end).
- Mix in the protein powder, making sure there are no clumps left. The oats will thicken as they rest.
- Top with peanut butter, chia seeds, fresh or frozen berries, or anything else you love!
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LOVED this recipe! I'm trying to find more breakfast foods I like and this is going to be on repeat - I used oat milk and vegan vanilla protein powder and topped with bananas and blueberries!
Made this recipe for breakfast this morning, so amazing! Who knew protein powder could be so tasty in oatmeal. Thanks for the recipe!
Kelly Hamilton says
Adding protein powder can make oats so tasty! So happy you enjoyed this recipe, Gina!