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.
Adding Egg Whites
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. 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 oatmeal you like. I’ve tried it with my peanut butter chia oatmeal and it worked like a charm.
If you make this protein pumpkin oatmeal with egg whites be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting us know how it turned out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and our readers!
Heat on stovetop: In saucepan over high heat, combine the almond milk, water, banana slices, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, salt and cinnamon. Bring to a boil.
Cook: Once boiling, add the oatmeal. Turn the heat down and cook until most of the liquid is absorbed (about 5-6 minutes).
Stir in egg whites: 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.
Serve: 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 Size:1 bowl without toppings
Keywords: protein pumpkin oatmeal
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