A creamy Egg White Oatmeal Recipe perfect as a high-protein breakfast with 16 grams of protein per serving.
This recipe is also dairy-free and perfect as a fulfilling breakfast for big kids before school.
My kids love oatmeal, and as they grow up, it’s more and more difficult to fill them up in the morning, especially for boys!
But this creamy egg white oatmeal is absolutely amazing as a nourishing, healthy, and fulfilling everyday breakfast for busy mornings.
Let’s see how easily you can make Egg White Oatmeal in the microwave or on the stove! Both options are provided below.
What Is Egg White Oatmeal?
Egg white oatmeal is regular oatmeal in which egg whites are added for extra protein and a creamy texture. You can make egg white oatmeal with quick oats in the microwave or old-fashioned oats on the stove.
How To Make Egg White Oatmeal
Let’s see how to add egg white to oatmeal and prepare a high-protein creamy oatmeal bowl for your breakfast.
All you need to make this high-protein oatmeal bowl are:
- Old fashioned oats – that’s the coarse version of oats. It’s higher in fiber and adds texture to the oatmeal.
- Quick oats – so use the right texture. A combination of both rolled oats and quick oats is best. Your oatmeal is much creamier and fluffy this way.
- Unsweetened almond milk or any milk you like – cow milk or soy milk are high in protein and a good protein add-on to this recipe.
- Egg whites from split eggs, or you can use store-bought egg whites in packs.
- Ground cinnamon
- Maple syrup or sugar for a touch of sweetness.
- Plant-based protein powder for a boost of protein – optional.
Egg White Oatmeal In The Microwave
That’s personally my favorite option because mornings are busy, and big kids can use the microwave by themselves safely.
So this is a great option for kids from 9 to 12 years old to prepare their own healthy breakfast.
To make the egg white oatmeal in the microwave, you need the following:
- A tall large microwave-safe bowl
- Quick oats – not old-fashioned oats
In the microwave-safe bowl, stir the dry ingredients: quick oats, rolled oats, cinnamon, and protein powder if used.
Fold in milk and maple syrup, stir quickly and place in the center of the microwave.
Microwave for 1 minute at 900W, stir and return to the microwave in 30-second bursts until the liquid is almost completely evaporated.
Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir in egg white quickly in the hot oatmeal to incorporate.
Return for 30 seconds in the microwave to cook the egg white
Egg White Oatmeal On The Stove
To make this recipe without a microwave, you need:
- A non-stick saucepan
- Old-fashioned rolled oats
In the saucepan, add the milk and maple syrup. Warm over medium heat and bring to a light boil.
Reduce the heat, and stir in the old-fashioned oats, cinnamon, and protein powder, if used.
Stir and cook for 4-5 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed by the oats.
Stir in egg whites and keep cooking for a few minutes.
Serve hot with the toppings ideas below.
Serve egg white oatmeal with some delicious toppings to add flavors, including:
- A dollop of peanut butter
- Fresh fruits like banana slices, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries
- A pinch of extra cinnamon
- Sliced almonds
- Drizzle of maple syrup
How To Add Egg Whites To Oatmeal
You must add egg white to precooked oatmeal. Whether you are cooking the oatmeal in the microwave or on the stove, you must precook the oatmeal and milk before adding raw egg whites.
Raw egg whites cook faster and must be added at the end into the lukewarm oatmeal, then cooked for a few minutes until set. Always stir the egg white evenly into the oatmeal before cooking to avoid patches of egg white in some places.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Do Egg White Lumps Form In My Oatmeal?
This happens if you don’t stir the egg white fast enough into the lukewarm oatmeal.
You should also stir the egg white very well before cooking for the second time to distribute the egg white evenly into the bowl.
Does It Taste Like Eggs?
Egg white oatmeal has a light egg white flavor that you can cover up with sweetener cinnamon or vanilla protein powder.
Can Kids Eat Egg White Oatmeal?
Absolutely all kids with no egg allergy or who are ready-to-eat eggs can have cooked egg white in their oatmeal for breakfast.
More Oatmeal Breakfast Recipes
I love oat for breakfast! It’s such a healthy, wholesome cereal, naturally high in protein and fiber, that keeps you full all morning.
Below are more oatmeal-based recipes to make for your breakfast.
Have you made this egg white oatmeal recipe? Share a comment or review below to tell me how it went!
Egg White Oatmeal
- ¼ cup Old-fashioned Oats
- ¼ cup Quick Oats
- 1 tablespoon Vanilla Protein Powder optional
- ½ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- ⅓ cup Egg Whites equivalent 2 large egg whites
- ½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons Maple Syrup or sugar
- ¼ teaspoon Vanilla Extract optional if you added protein powder
- In a microwave-safe bowl, stir all the dry ingredients: rolled oats, quick oats, protein powder, if used, and ground cinnamon.
- Stir in almond milk and maple syrup and microwave for 1 minute at 900W. Stir and return to the microwave for about 45-60 seconds until the liquid is almost fully absorbed.
- Stir in egg whites. Return to the microwave for 30-60 seconds until creamy, and the egg white are. If too runny, keep microwaving in 30-second bursts. If too dry, stir in extra almond milk by 1-2 tablespoons addition at a time.
- In a medium non-stick saucepan, add almond milk and maple syrup. Bring to a light boil and reduce to low heat.
- Gently stir in old-fashioned oats, quick oats, protein powder, and cinnamon. Stir and cook for 1 minute or until the oatmeal almost absorb all the liquid.
- Stir in the egg whites and cook. Stir constantly until the egg whites are set and the texture is creamy and fluffy. If it dries out too fast, add more cold almond milk 2 tablespoons at a time. Cook until it reaches your favorite consistency.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and steam out for 1 minute. The oatmeal thickens as it cools down.
- Serve with fresh or frozen fruits, yogurt, and almond butter for extra protein.
- Eat immediately, this recipe doesn't store well.