This protein-packed bowl of oatmeal, sweetened with ripe banana and just a touch of maple syrup, uses vanilla protein shake, egg whites to add more protein and make the oats creamy.
Banana Nut Protein Oats
Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. I try to start every morning with at least 20 grams of protein, especially after a workout which means I am always looking to incorporate more protein into my meals. This healthy banana nut oatmeal hits the spot with 20 grams of protein and just 333 calories. Plus, this breakfast is super easy and fast to make. For more high-protein breakfasts, try High Protein Oat Waffles, Savory Cottage Cheese Bowl, and High Protein Oat Bread.
How do you increase protein in oatmeal?
A half-cup of oats has five grams of protein, so I like to add more so it’ll keep me full all morning long. Below are some ways to increase the protein count.
- Egg Whites: Egg whites in oatmeal are an easy way to add more protein. Not to mention, they make it super creamy, and you can’t even taste them.
- Protein Shake: I use protein shakes instead of water or milk to enhance both the protein and flavor. Orgain’s Vanilla Bean Shake is my favorite. You can also use powdered, just prepare as directed then add.
- Nuts: I top the oatmeal with walnuts for extra crunch and protein.
- If you prefer to use powdered protein, prepare as instructed and use 2/3 cup powder.
- Switch up the flavor by using chocolate protein shake. Or, if you don’t want to use a protein shake, sub it with 2/3 cup of your favorite kind of milk.
- Sub chopped pecans or almonds for the walnuts
- Switch out the maple syrup with agave or honey.
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Banana Nut Protein Oats
This protein-packed bowl of oatmeal, sweetened with ripe banana and just a touch of maple syrup, uses vanilla protein shake and egg whites to add more protein and make the oats creamy.
- 1 medium ripe banana, halved
- 1/3 cup quick oats, (check lables for gluten-free)
- 2/3 cup liquid Orgain’s vanilla protein shake
- 3 tablespoons egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup
- 5 grams chopped walnuts
Slice half of the banana and set aside.
Mash the other half of the banana with a fork and place it into a small pot with oats, protein shake and egg whites and mix well.
Lower heat to medium-low and stir until it comes to a boil, once it boils continue cooking until thickened, about 2 – 3 minutes.
Pour into a bowl and top with remaining banana, chopped walnuts and maple syrup.
Serving: 1bowl, Calories: 333kcal, Carbohydrates: 52g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 6.5g
Blue Smart Points: 6
Green Smart Points: 6
Purple Smart Points: 3
Keywords: high protein breakfast, oatmeal, protein oats