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Protein Oatmeal

Bulk up your oatmeal with protein using whey protein powder and chia seeds with this simple nourishing breakfast that you can make quickly!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 453kcal
Author Yumna Jawad



  • In a small saucepan, bring the water, milk and salt to a boil. Reduce the heat to low.
  • While the liquid is cooking, dissolve the protein powder with 2 tablespoons water until smooth and consistent.
  • Add the oats, chia seeds and light brown sugar. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the oats are soft and have absorbed most of the liquid, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the dissolved protein powder and sliced bananas, cover and let stand for 2-3 minutes.
  • Divide into two bowls. Sprinkle a dash of cinnamon, if desired and enjoy warm.



Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 5 days in the fridge.
Make Ahead Tips: You can make the oatmeal in the microwave or on the stovetop in advance. To reheat, simply add a splash of milk or water and microwave for 1 minute.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However you can use all milk or all water in the recipe instead of using the water and milk combination I used. You can also use any type of milk you'd like.


Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 706mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 334IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 375mg | Iron: 3mg