Gluten Free Protein Oatmeal is a delicious, creamy, easy, Paleo-approved breakfast. Customize your protein oatmeal by mixing in your favorites toppings!
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. For years on end, I religiously ate oatmeal for breakfast. Like, it wasn’t even question. I would actually make egg white oats (which I’ll explain more in a minute) to get a healthy dose of protein in there. Then, my big bowl of oats would be topped off with peanut butter and berries. Yum!
What is protein oatmeal?
Forever ago, when I was into macro-counting and IIFYM, I discovered “proats.” Otherwise known as protein oats. Instead of making oatmeal with only water, you use a combination of water and liquid egg whites. The addition of egg whites provides protein, making for a healthy, well-balanced breakfast dish!
Fast forward to today. Now that I prefer to eat whole, natural foods, instead of counting calories and macros, I developed a new take on proats. This new method opts for whole eggs, as opposed to the packaged, liquid egg white alternative. This updated version is not only more nutritious, but also creamy, tasty, and so filling!
What You Need to Make Gluten Free Protein Oatmeal
Gluten Free Sprouted Oats
I love, love, love One Degree Organics GF Sprouted Oats. I usually buy the rolled oat variety for quick and easy cooking. In case you need a reminder about why your grains should always be sprouted or soaked, visit this blog post.
Pasture-Raised Whole Eggs
No skimping out on the yolk, here. Did you know the egg yolk is actually the most nutritious? It’s packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals! Look for organic, pasture-raised eggs, or buy them from a local farmer.
Now, this is where things get fun! Yep, oatmeal can be fun! Customize your oatmeal to your liking by adding your favorite toppings. See below for my favorite topping suggestions!
The Best Toppings for Gluten Free Protein Oatmeal
- Bananas + honey + hemp seeds
- Blueberries + strawberries + peanut butter
- Dark chocolate chips + pecans
- Almond butter + chia seeds + coconut flakes
- Bananas + dark chocolate chunks + walnuts
How to Make Gluten Free Protein Oatmeal
To make Gluten Free Protein Oatmeal, start by gathering your ingredients (including all toppings).
Add your oats and water to a pot over high heat. Once the water starts to boil, reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid for 3-4 minutes. Stir, then crack your egg in the middle. Use a fork to stir in the egg well. Let cook for another 3-4 minutes, continuing to stir every minute or so, to prevent chunks of egg.
Transfer your creamy, warm oatmeal to a bowl. Top with cinnamon, sea salt, honey, and your favorite toppings.
- 1/3 cup GF sprouted rolled oats*
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of sea salt
- Peanut butter
- Hemp seeds
- Chia seeds
- Coconut milk
- Chopped nuts
- Add the oats and water to a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid. Simmer for 3 minutes.
- Crack the egg into the oats and mix well with a fork. Let simmer for another 3-4 minutes, stirring every minute or so.
- Add cinnamon and sea salt.
- Transfer to a bowl and add your favorite toppings. See my favorite topping combinations in the text above!