This big bowl of fluffy oatmeal is packed with protein and flavor! The egg whites provide some bulk and 20 grams of protein to start your day, while the peanut butter and banana give it just enough sweetness and richness to feel like a decadent treat in the morning. With complex carbs from the oats and protein from the egg whites, this oatmeal is the ideal pre- or post-workout meal and only takes 5 minutes to whip up!
This is pretty much my all-time favorite breakfast. If this was the only thing I could eat for the rest of my life, I’d be one happy lady! It’s warm and filling, and the peanut butter flavor is sooo satisfying in the morning. But the best part (and the weirdest to most people), is the egg whites. I know it sounds strange, but TRY IT!! The egg whites bulk up an otherwise tiny bowl of oatmeal into a nice, big bowl of fluffy oats. And with 20 grams of protein, it’s an energizing breakfast to start your day.
Every time I make this, my 3-year-old runs to get her own spoon so we can “share” (which really means she’s going to eat all of it and give me two tiny bites!). Luckily, it’s so fast to make that I can quickly whip up another bowl and try to eat it before she sees me!
I usually mash it all up so I get some banana and peanut butter in every bite, but that’s not nearly as pretty as perfectly sliced bananas, a drizzle of peanut butter, and a dash of cinnamon to finish it off. Trust me, it’s still delicious, just not very photogenic!
This is also an easy, healthy breakfast you can make from ingredients from most cafeterias if you’re at work or on the go! A ladle of oatmeal, some hardboiled eggs, banana, and a packet of peanut butter. I’ve made this at work several times, while coworkers look on in amazement/disgust as I peel each egg, remove the yolks, mash them in a bowl with half a banana, ladle oatmeal over the top, then mix in the peanut butter. Yes, the process is weird, but it’s SO good and a healthy breakfast among the donuts, kolaches, and greasy sausage.
Try it and let me know what you think! If you make it, snap a pic and tag it #fitandfulfilled so I can see it!
Egg White Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal
This recipe can also be made on the stovetop if that method is preferred. Bring the water to a boil and add oats. Stir until almost all the liquid is absorbed then stir in egg whites. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes or until egg whites are cooked then fluff with a fork. Stir in peanut butter and cinnamon. Mash banana and mix into oatmeal or top with sliced bananas.
Nutritional facts (calculated from MyFitnessPal): 318 calories, 7.6 grams fat, 26 grams protein, 35.8 grams carbohydrates, 5.4 grams fiber, 7.6 grams sugar, 289.6 mg sodium
- 1/3 cup rolled oats (dry measure)
- 2/3 cup water
- 5 egg whites or 2/3 cup liquid egg whites
- 2 tsp natural peanut butter
- Dash of cinnamon
- ½ banana (50 grams), thinly sliced or mashed
- Add oats and water to a microwavable bowl and microwave 2 minutes
- Add egg whites to cooked oatmeal and stir with a fork. Microwave 1 minute.
- Stir with a fork and continue microwaving for 1 more minute.
- Fluff oatmeal/egg whites with a fork and stir in peanut butter and cinnamon.
- Mash banana and mix in or top with sliced bananas.
LOVED THIS! I used more egg whites than you did just because I needed my protein higher and I also skipped the banana to lower the carbs, but it still turned out so fluffy and delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe! It’s now a new breakfast staple.
Hi Christi! I’m totally with you on more egg whites… more egg whites = more protein = giant, satiating bowl of oats! I’m so glad you tried this and made it your own! Thanks for stopping by