Protein Pumpkin Oatmeal



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This protein pumpkin oatmeal with egg whites is loaded with pumpkin flavor and protein. The secret is whipping egg whites into the oats while they cook!

I’m keeping things short and sweet today with a quick and easy breakfast recipe that I’ve been loving this fall. There’s pumpkin involved and it’s packed with a hefty dose of protein. Get excited because it’s good!!

Protein egg white pumpkin oatmeal topped with peanut butter, granola, and pecans.

I’ve been making egg white oatmeal for years but hadn’t had them in a while since I don’t typically eat hot oatmeal over the summer. I’m all about overnight oats or smoothies when it’s hot out.

Julie’s post for Three Minute Egg White Oatmeal inspired me to bring back the egg white oats and I figured now would be a great time to share the recipe.

Pumpkin protein oatmeal topped with granola, peanut butter, and pecans.

How to Add Egg Whites to Oatmeal

I know adding egg whites to your oatmeal sounds a little odd if you’ve never done it before, but it’s actually pretty awesome and totally safe! You end up with a nice and fluffy (not to mention filling) bowl of oatmeal.

The key is to avoid scrambling the egg whites. To do this, you simply have to continuously stir/whisk the egg whites while you’re adding them to the saucepan and as they cook.

Trust me on this… one time I got distracted and didn’t keep up with the stirring… I ended up with a bowl of oatmeal + scrambled egg white chunks. Not so appetizing. Don’t worry though, if you take my advice and follow the recipe, you’ll end up with a delicious looking bowl of protein oats like what you see below. Pinky promise. 😉

I’m loving this pumpkin version, but you can add egg whites to whatever flavor of oatmeal you like. I’ve tried it with my peanut butter chia oatmeal and it worked like a charm.

Hand taking a spoonful fo protein pumpkin oatmeal. A mug of almond milk is to the side.

Here’s What You Need For Pumpkin Protein Oatmeal

  • old fashioned rolled oats – rolled oats make for a super creamy bowl of oatmeal and are my personal favorite type of oatmeal! If you’re looking to use steel cut oats, try this pumpkin pie oatmeal instead.
  • almond milk and water – the liquid you’ll cook the oats in. You can also use all milk if you’d like your bowl of oatmeal to be extra creamy or all water for a lower calorie option. Unsweetened almond milk is my favorite for oatmeal.
  • banana – half of a banana, sliced gives these oats an added boost of sweetness and additionally makes them super creamy.
  • pumpkin puree – make homemade pumpkin puree or use store bought. If you are using canned, make sure it’s pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling! Pumpkin pie mix has added sugar!
  • egg whites – the protein punch this oatmeal gets! You can either use liquid egg whites or 2 egg whites from whole eggs. Avoid creating scrambled eggs in your oatmeal by watching closely and mixing continously!
  • pumpkin pie spice – make your own or you can also buy a pre-made blend.
  • vanilla – a flavor enhancer!
  • sea salt – just a hint to bring all of the flavors together.
  • cinnamon – compliments the pumpkin flavors perfectly.
  • almond buttergranola and pecans – feel free to use your favorite toppings, these are what I used!
Hand holding a bowl of egg white protein pumpkin oatmeal topped with granola, peanut butter and pecans.

More Oatmeal Recipes

Be sure to check out all of my oatmeal recipes as well as all of the protein recipes here on EBF!

If you enjoyed this recipe, please consider leaving a ⭐ star rating and let me know how it went in the 📝 comments below.

4.24 from 34 votes

Protein Pumpkin Oatmeal

This protein pumpkin oatmeal with egg whites is loaded with pumpkin flavor and protein. The secret is whipping egg whites into the oats while they cook!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 bowl



  • In saucepan over high heat, combine the almond milk, water, banana slices, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, salt and cinnamon. Bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, add the oatmeal. Turn the heat down and cook until most of the liquid is absorbed (about 5-6 minutes).
  • Add vanilla and egg whites into the oats and stir/whisk constantly. Stirring will keep the egg whites from cooking so that they turn into a thick, fluffy consistency instead. This should take 1-2 minutes.
  • Once all the liquid is absorbed and the oatmeal is cooked through, place in a bowl and add your favorite toppings. I used almond butter, granola and pecans, but feel free to use a variety of nuts, nut butter or sweeteners. Enjoy!


Serving: 1bowl without toppings | Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 310mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 11g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: protein pumpkin oatmeal
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Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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    1. Great! I am so glad you are enjoying this recipe and it turned out delicious for you, Mary! Thank you for your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!

  1. 5 stars
    This was such a tasty and filling breakfast and super easy! I added half a scoop of vanilla protein powder for some extra protein and a bit of sweetness, highly recommend! Thanks!

    1. Delicious! I am so glad you found this recipe and are loving it, Sophie. Love that you were able to add some extra protein in it as well. Thank you for sharing your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!

    1. Hi Indy – I am not sure how this would turn out with a flax egg, if you choose to try it, I would recommend one Flax Egg per egg white. Let me know how it turns out!

  2. Just made this on a cold rainy day and loved it! I have made a handful of your oatmeal recipes. This was so flavorful and filled me up until lunch! Thanks!

    1. Oh yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed this protein pumpkin oatmeal, Mehta. Thanks so much for trying it out and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

    1. I’m not sure how it would turn out with an egg substitute, but you’ll have to let me know if you try it!

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