I posted a recipe for egg white oatmeal a couple of months ago, but wanted to share it again since I’m still loving it for breakfast.
While adding egg whites to oatmeal may sound strange, you may like it once you try it. It’s an easy way to add protein to your morning bowl of oatmeal. Plus, the egg whites make the oats fluffy and creamy while adding volume.
I like to make it the night before, then eat it cold in the morning. But I’m a weirdo who likes cold oatmeal. If you prefer it hot, it will only take about five minutes out of your morning routine to make it.
You may have to experiment with the amount of water you use and the cooking times, as every microwave is a little bit different. I like to add a splash of unsweetened almond milk after the oats first cook, before adding the egg whites, as gives it more volume.
One tip for making this quickly is to do it all in a 2-cup glass measuring cup. Weigh out the oats in the measuring cup first. The fill it to about the 1 to 1.25 cup line with water and proceed with the recipe as listed. This way, you only dirty one dish.
While the egg whites have a fairly neutral flavor, I think egg white oatmeal tastes best with a little flavoring. I like to add about a tablespoon of peanut butter for some fat, though you can skip it if you like.
Here are some other ideas:
- Cinnamon and peanut butter
- Cocoa powder and peanut butter
- Almond extract, allspice and almond butter
- Maple extract, cinnamon and almond butter
- Vanilla extract and coconut butter
I usually stick with peanut butter, cinnamon, vanilla and stevia. If you end up trying it, I’d love to know what kind of flavor creations you come up with. Please feel free to leave a comment below.