This Egg White Oatmeal Recipe is an easy, high protein breakfast you’ll love. Made with only a few simple ingredients and great for meal prepping! You can’t even taste the eggs!
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I’ve always loved oatmeal, but let me tell you – I ADORE egg white oatmeal. It’s one of my favorite sneaky ways to add extra protein to my breakfast.
This Egg White Oatmeal recipe is super simple to make, and will quickly become one of your favorite breakfasts.
Made with only a few ingredients like oats, egg whites, almond milk, and your favorite toppings – it’s simple and tasty!
Why we love this egg white oatmeal:
For me, oats are the ultimate comfort food. They’re warm, cozy, and so filling. Especially when you pile them high with tons of toppings or fresh fruit!
The only downside to oatmeal is that it’s a total carb overload. Now, don’t get me wrong – carbs are great, but in order to keep you feeling full and have a complete meal – you need protein and healthy fats to go with them!
That’s why I love this oatmeal with egg whites!
Ingredients in Egg White Oatmeal:
To make egg white oatmeal you’ll need:
- egg whites
- old fashioned oats
- cinnamon and ground ginger (you can skip the spices if you don’t have them!)
You can find substitutions for all of these ingredients below in the green shaded box.
How to make egg white oatmeal
It’s not hard to add egg whites in your oatmeal, but the key is in the timing. You don’t want to over cook the egg whites because they will get rubbery.
- Heat 3/4 cup almond milk in pan.
- Once almond milk is boiling, add in oats and cook on medium heat for 8-10 minutes until almost all of the milk is absorbed.
- Once all of the almond milk is just about absorbed in oatmeal, stir in egg whites, cinnamon, ground ginger + honey and remaining 1/4 cup almond milk.
Your egg white oatmeal should look fluffy and you shouldn’t be able to tell there are eggs in it!
Why should you add egg whites to oatmeal?
- Added protein – Adding egg whites to your oatmeal can add an extra 10-20g of protein depending on the amount that you add! This recipe calls for 1/4 cup, but I have added up to 1/2 cup of egg whites to my oatmeal and it’s still been delicious! Since oatmeal is typically a carb heavy meal, this helps to make it a more balanced meal.
- Added fluffiness – Adding egg whites to your oatmeal helps it be more ‘fluffy’ and dense!
- No taste– Egg whites don’t taste like anything, so why not add them!?
What’s the texture of egg white oatmeal?
Honestly, you really can’t tell much of a difference between regular and egg white oatmeal.
The texture of the oats gets a little bit fluffier but overall is pretty similar to regular oatmeal!
Tips for making Egg White Oatmeal:
- Make sure you stir the oatmeal consistently when you pour in the egg whites. If you don’t stir the egg whites, they will cook up unevenly and you’ll wind up with oats and scrambled egg whites… I promise you don’t want this!
- Load up on the toppings! The honey, cinnamon, and ginger definitely add flavor – but fresh fruit and nut butter make this egg white oatmeal so much better!
Substitutions for egg white oatmeal:
Quick Cook Oats: I haven’t tried this recipe with quick cook oats but I think it would work! You’ll probably need to adjust the cooking time by a few minutes less
Steel Cut Oats: I haven’t tried this recipe with steel cut oats, but it may work. I would wait towards the very end to add the egg whites in because steel cut oats take much longer than old fashioned oats to cook.
Sweetener: You don’t have to add a sweetener to this recipe. You can also sub maple syrup or sugar free sweetener
Can you make these in the microwave? Yes, you can, but I don’t recommend it. Microwaving these oats definitely changes the texture and makes them more ‘eggy’ in my opinion. If you want to microwave follow the instructions on your container and simply stir in the egg whites with the liquid.
Storing Egg White Oatmeal:
Refrigerator: This egg white oatmeal will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Freezing: I haven’t tried freezing this egg white oatmeal but I wouldn’t recommend it.
Reheating: You can reheat this egg white oatmeal in the microwave or on the stove.
Other healthy oatmeal recipes:
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Egg White Oatmeal
- Stir constantly for 2 minutes over medium heat until everything is combined and egg whites have cooked. The oatmeal should be smooth and pull away from the pan when stirring.
- Serve with nut butter or fresh berries of your choice!
- Make sure you stir the oatmeal consistently when you pour in the egg whites. If you don’t stir the egg whites, they will cook up unevenly and you’ll wind up with oats and scrambled egg whites.. I promise you don’t want this!
- Load up on the toppings! The honey, cinnamon and ginger definitely add flavor – but fresh fruit and nut butters make this egg white oatmeal so much better!