Start your day off with this Protein Oatmeal that tastes just like a healthy cinnamon roll! It’s SO quick, easy, healthy and will keep you full until lunch!
Friends, have you ever wondered how do you make protein porridge?
Or maybe how to use protein powder at breakfast time that isn’t a smoothie?
Well, Let me introduce you to one of my most favorite recipes that I ever created in the 1.5 years that FFF has had it’s own little space in the interwebz… The protein PACKED version of my gluten free cinnamon roll overnight oats.
….That just so happens to be ready in 5 minutes. And you don’t have to make an actual homemade cinnamon rolls recipe and mess with yeast. Which means you don’t need to keep checking on your dough every 34.6 seconds to see if it’s risen enough so that you can bake it and FACE PLANT into all things sweet, gooey and full of cinnamon perfection.
Why you will LOVE This Recipe
Starting the day with oats is something that I do ALL the time. On top of being delicious, oatmeal is a comforting, satisfying way to start the day and it really fills you up and sticks to your bones! I love cooking up a bowl of cookie dough protein oatmeal in the morning or prepping some easy overnight steel cut oats for a breakfast-made-easy the next day. If you’re an oatmeal lover like me, this protein oatmeal recipe is sure to be a hit in your household. It’s rich and creamy, made with better-for-you ingredients, and has a hint of cinnamon and the perfect amount of sweetness to curb that craving.
Ok, so now that your stomach is grumbling and you’re ready to cook up a pot of high protein oatmeal, let’s pull together everything we will need to make it a success! Here’s what you’ll need to grab from the pantry and fridge or pick up at the store:
- Rolled Old Fashioned Oatmeal (GF if needed)
- Truvia, or sweetener of choice
- Vanilla Extract
- Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
- Coconut Sugar
- Reduced-fat Cream Cheese
How to make Cinnamon Roll Protein Oatmeal
Add the oatmeal and sweetener to a small pot. Add in the water and some of the vanilla and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat once it is boiling and cook until the oats have thickened. Set it aside to cool it.
In a small bowl, add the protein powder, cinnamon and coconut sugar and stir to combine. Add in the water, a little bit at a time, until the mixture forms a spreadable paste. In a separate bowl, mix together the cream cheese and remaining vanilla.
Add the cream cheese mixture and the cinnamon mixture to the oatmeal and stir it around. DEVOUR!
If this recipe doesn’t quite fit your needs when it comes to dietary preferences and needs, I encourage you to switch it up! For dairy free and vegan, use dairy free protein powder and dairy free cream cheese. To make this oatmeal a bit sweeter, use brown sugar instead of coconut sugar. You could make this oatmeal with milk to make it even creamier, and you could also try cooking it in the microwave instead of on the stovetop. I haven’t tried to make a protein baked oatmeal version of this recipe, but if you do, let me know how it turns out for you!
How to store Oatmeal for Meal Prep
If you want to make a few servings of this protein oatmeal for meals and snacks during the week, I highly recommend it! It keeps well in the fridge when stored in an airtight container and will last up to 3 days. Simply reheat and enjoy!
Yes! I love doing it and do it everyday. I recommend adding your protein powder to your oatmeal AFTER you cook your oats. I also recommend making your oats a little more runny than you prefer them because the powder will absorb a lot of liquid!
Yes! Oatmeal has more protein than other grains which means it’s a great way to start the day.
Oatmeal is very good for you! Oats are a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants.
Other Recipes You Might Like:
- 1/2 Cup Rolled old fashioned oatmeal (GF if needed)
- 2 Tbsp Truvia or sweetener of choice to taste + more to sweeten the cream cheese
- 1 Cup water
- 1/4 tsp + 1/8 tsp Vanilla extract divided
- 2 Tbsp Vanilla Whey protein powder
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp Coconut sugar
- 4-5 tsp Water depending how thick your protein is
- 1 Tbsp Reduced-fat Cream cheese softened (I use the Philadelphia 2x Protein with Greek yogurt)
- In a small pot, combine the oatmeal and Truvia.
- Add in the water and 1/4 tsp of the vanilla extract and bring to boil over medium/high heat.
- Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium/low and simmer until the oats are thick, stirring frequently. (About 5 minutes)
- Take the oatmeal off the heat and let it cool for 5 minutes.
- While the oatmeal cool, stir together the protein powder, cinnamon and coconut sugar in a small bowl. Add in the water, 1 tsp at a time and stir to create a thick, but spreadable, paste....like what you would spread in a cinnamon bun. Set aside,
- In a separate small bowl, stir together the softened cream cheese, and remaining 1/8 tsp of vanilla extract. Sweeten to taste.
- Add the cinnamon mixture and the cream cheese into the oatmeal and swirl around.
Tips & Notes:
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Protein Oatmeal from around the web:
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