Amp up your morning oats with egg whites! This Egg White Oatmeal provides more than double the protein, tastes fantastic, and makes your oats perfectly creamy.
So when I spotted this trend on TikTok, I was shooketh. Egg white oatmeal! As soon as I saw it, I knew I needed to create my own version.
What’s fun about this recipe is that it’s an easy way to add extra protein to your morning oats while also giving them an ultra creamy, silky texture. Plus the flavor of eggs is virtually undetectable. Let’s make some oats!
Here’s what you’ll need
This recipe uses everything you’d expect to need in a bowl of oats. Just rolled oats, water, and your desired toppings! The only extra ingredients are the egg whites.
- Rolled Oats: To start, measure out ½ cup of rolled oats (a.k.a. old fashioned oats). You could use instant oats here as well, but steel cut will not work.
- Water: Next up, you’ll need 1 cup of water to cook the oats in
- Egg Whites: Follow that up with 2 egg whites (about 1/3 cup of egg whites from a carton).
Optional (But Recommended)
- Brown Sugar: 1 tablespoon adds so much delicious sweet flavor. You could also use a brown sugar alternative, like a Stevia blend.
- Cinnamon: You can also add ½ tsp of cinnamon (or even go spice crazy with a pinch of nutmeg and cloves).
- Salt: Finally, ¼ tsp of salt will actually enhance the sweetness of the sugar and cinnamon!
How to make egg white oatmeal
This recipe begins by blending up the oats and then microwaving them with a bit of water. Add the eggs, optionally heat for a few more seconds, and then add your toppings! A breakfast (or nutritious snack) that’s ready in less than 5 minutes is a big yes in my book!
Step 1: Blend the oats
Place the oats in a blender or food processor and blitz into a rough powder. It should take about 10 seconds.
Step 2: Cook the oats
Next. up, transfer the oats to a large microwave-safe serving bowl. Add water, stirring evenly to mix. Microwave on high for 1½ to 2 minutes, or until the oats have absorbed the water.
Step 3: Stir in the egg whites
Add the egg whites to the bowl while the oats are still hot, stirring to combine. Add more water as needed to reach a creamy consistency to that of your liking. Next, stir in the optional (but highly recommended!) brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
Step 4: Serve
Serve warm, topped with your favorite oatmeal toppings (like sliced banana, almond butter, and berries!).
The benefits of adding egg whites to your morning oats
We all know that oatmeal is a great meal for sneaking in protein, fiber, and healthy carbs, but all of that is taken up a notch when we add egg whites. Oats on their own have about 3g of protein per half cup, but that number is increased by 3g with each egg white that we add.
Though egg yolks have their benefits (Savory Oatmeal, anyone?), we skip those for this meal to focus on the protein alone. Plus, it tastes great! Egg whites and oatmeal, best friends forever.
Egg white oats food safety
If you were wondering about eating eggs without “cooking” them, don’t worry! This meal is totally safe to consume when prepared properly.
Stirring the egg whites into the hot oatmeal should “cook” them to the point that they’re safe to eat. If you’re worried about food safety, stir the egg whites into the cooked oatmeal, and then pop them back into the microwave for 30 seconds.
More oat-based recipes
Need some more oat recipes to fill your belly and satisfying your cravings for all things sweet? Here are some more of my favorites featuring apple, butternut squash, and cherries!
- Apple Pie Overnight Oats
- Crockpot Steel Cut Oats with Butternut Squash
- Cherry Oat Smoothie
- Vegan Apple Crisp
- Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal
- Stovetop Apple Cinnamon Oats
- ½ cup rolled oats 50 g
- 1 cup water 236 mL
- 2 large egg whites ⅓ cup is using from a carton
Optional (but recommended)
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- Blend: Place oats in a blender or food processor and blitz into a rough powder, about 10 seconds.
- Cook: Transfer oats to a large microwave-safe serving bowl. Add water, stirring to evenly mix. Microwave on high for 1½ to 2 minutes, or until oats have absorbed the water.
- Stir: Add egg whites while oats are still hot, stirring to combine. Add more water, as needed, to reach a creamy consistency to your liking. Stir in optional (but highly recommended!) brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
- Serve: Serve warm, topped with your favorite oatmeal toppings (like sliced banana, almond butter, and berries!)