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Protein Oatmeal: "Proats"

Don't be afraid of the egg whites... it's all about adding volume for so little macros! Because warm comforting bowls of oatmeal want to be BIG. Top these "proats" with whatever you love! But what I did is below with the amounts in parentheses.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: better oats, egg whites, fruit, oatmeal, oats, peanut butter, protein
Servings: 1
Calories: 230kcal
Author: Lillie


  • 1 packet of Better Oats maple brown sugar oatmeal*
  • 80 g egg whites
  • ¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk Califia is my favorite but I was out so I used Full Circle brand.
  • Blueberries 20 g
  • Strawberries 15 g
  • Blackberries 15 g
  • Figs 15 g
  • Peanut butter 6 g
  • Walden Farms pancake syrup I get it at Sprouts or Stater Brothers
  • After the photos I ended up adding a dash of cinnamon which I loved
  • *I love the better oats because the carbs are so low and they're yummy... but of course you can use normal oats and sweeten it as you like.


  • Add a few more tablespoons of water than it calls for and microwave oats for 90 seconds
  • Stir in egg whites and microwave for another 40 seconds
  • Stir and repeat two or three more times to make sure whites are cooked through. Add more water if it seems too thick. Consistency was more like cream of wheat to me which I’ve missed! Totally a thing of my childhood.
  • Top with almond milk, fruit, nut butter, a good drizzle of Walden Farms calorie free pancake syrup (or honey or real syrup if mystery-0-cal-food makes you nervous.) and a sprinkle of cinnamon!
  • But before you eat it, look at it because fruit topped bowls are such a thing of beauty. Seriously I’m in love.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.2g | Protein: 15.1g | Fat: 5.7g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g