9 High-Protein Oatmeal Recipes That Won't Give You Breakfast FOMO
The Best Healthy Protein Oatmeal Recipes
For the best muscle-building and metabolism benefits, you should aim to eat around 20 to 25 grams of protein at breakfast—but you don't need to get that from eggs or meat. Bacon and sausage have some competition at the breakfast table with these healthy high-protein oatmeal recipes, including bowls of oats, oatmeal pancakes, and overnight oats. In fact, you might just want them for every meal of the day—they're that delicious.
If you need any more convincing: Oat consumption has been linked to better heart health, lower weight (hat tip to all that fiber!), and decreased risk for diabetes, according to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Chocolate Protein Oatmeal Pancakes
Overnight Chocolate Cherry Proats
Proats (short for protein oatmeal, natch) are good. Proats that taste like cherry crisp are even better. These make-ahead oats take the awesome combo of chocolate and cherry to the next level.
Overnight Cake Batter Protein Oatmeal
Cinnamon Banana Proats
Apple Pie Protein Overnight Oats
Crock-Pot Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Oatmeal
You'll love this time-saving high-protein oatmeal recipe. Throw the ingredients into your slow cooker the night before and a cozy, chocolate-spiked breakfast will await you in the morning. (Related: Time-Saving Oatmeal Hacks That Will Completely Change Your Morning)
PB&J Overnight Oats
The childhood favorite has officially been upgraded. Chia seeds (one of our 10 healthiest nuts and seeds) crank up the fiber and protein, while a spoonful of nut butter joins the party to add about 4 more grams more of protein to make this a super high-protein oatmeal recipe. A drizzle of maple syrup sweetens the deal.
High-Protein Oatmeal Cups
These on-the-go protein oatmeal cups are simple to make and loaded with energizing ingredients including oats, applesauce, Greek yogurt, and hemp seeds. Try the chocolate chip, blueberry, or peanut butter version. (Or follow our lead and try them all. #research)