I recently got a little tired of eating eggs and toast for breakfast every day, so I decided to switch it up with some oatmeal. I didn’t want to sacrifice the protein at the start of my day, so I tweaked a few recipes I saw online, and this is what I ended up with. 5 ingredients (not including toppings), less than 10 minutes, and I stay full for a good 3-4 hours. Winner!
Those Quaker packets of strawberries and cream and peaches and cream were my JAM back in the day – so I use my fillings to create something that tastes very similar, but without loads of sugar. I also really love fresh peaches + cream cheese.
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
2/3 cup egg whites
Dash of cinnamon (optional)
Toppings of your choice (I’ve tried fruit, cream cheese, agave or honey, peanut/almond butter, dried fruit, chopped nuts, and coconut flakes)
Place oats, applesauce, almond milk, and cinnamon in a pan over medium heat. Let it come to a light boil (oats softening), and then add egg whites. Whisk frequently until cooked to your desired consistency – about 3-5 min for me. Pour, top, and enjoy!
Basic (no toppings / add-ins) recipe nutrition facts:
155 cals / 18 gms protein / 13 gms carbs / 2 gms fat