Egg white oatmeal is a quick and easy high-protein oatmeal recipe made with egg whites, quick oats, mashed banana, and honey. Whisked egg whites give the oatmeal a fluffy texture, all while making the most delicious high-protein breakfast. You can't even taste the egg whites!
What I Love About This Recipe
These egg white oats are the perfect recipe for busy mornings. This is a quick and delicious recipe made with simple ingredients. The extra protein content from the egg whites is tasteless and adds a fluffy texture to the oats.
- Quick oats: Whole oats or steel cut oats take longer to prepare but are suitable to substitute. I prefer using quick oats because it cuts down the cooking time.
- Egg whites: I recommend using whole eggs and separating the egg yolk from the egg white. Store-bought egg whites can be substituted.
- Mashed banana: Banana adds sweetness and compliments the texture of the oatmeal.
- Honey: Use honey, agave nectar, or maple syrup to sweeten the oatmeal. Alternatively, omit the sweetener if desired.
- Ground cinnamon: I like to add either ground cinnamon or vanilla extract if using more than four egg whites per serving (because of the smell).
See the recipe card at the bottom of the post for quantities.
How To Make Egg White Oatmeal
Crack the eggs. Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites using a slotted spoon.
Bring the oatmeal and water to a boil while stirring continuously. Cook for about a minute until the oats are cooked.
Turn the stovetop to medium heat. Whisk the egg whites into the hot oats for about 15 seconds and remove them from the stove top. The oatmeal should change colors.
Whisk in the mashed banana, ground cinnamon, salt, and honey.
Pour the egg white oatmeal into a bowl. Top with fresh fruit, chopped nuts, chia seeds, or shredded coconut.
Tips and Tricks
- Use quick oats. Quick cooking oats take a minute to cook up and have an excellent texture for mix-ins like egg whites.
- Whisk continuously while adding the egg whites. The egg whites can curdle if you just pour them in and don't whisk. Then you will have chunky egg white oatmeal which is not what we are going for.
- Keep an eye on the oats while they are cooking. The oats cook so fast that they can burn if you aren't watching them closely.
Variations and Substitutions
- Use any type of sweetener instead of honey. Omit the sweetener and use more mashed bananas.
- Substitute a dash of vanilla extract instead of ground cinnamon.
- Use whole oats or steel-cut oats instead of quick oats.
- This egg white oatmeal recipe is super simple to customize, especially with fruit toppings or nuts. My favorite toppings are banana slices and sliced strawberries. Add healthy fats like chia seeds, peanut butter, or almond butter.
- Substitute liquid egg whites.
- A saucepan or small pot to prepare the oatmeal
- A bowl and fork to mash the banana
- Measuring cups and spoons to measure out the ingredients
- Two bowls to separate the yolks from the whites
- A whisk to whisk in the egg whites
This recipe takes only 5 minutes, so I recommend preparing this oatmeal bowl fresh.
Egg whites make oatmeal more light and fluffy when whisked into cooked oatmeal.
I do not recommend prepping egg white oatmeal just because it takes 5 minutes to prepare fresh. The texture of the oatmeal will change when stored in the fridge and reheated the next day.
Yes! You can't even taste the egg whites in the oatmeal.
Add a scoop of protein powder to overnight oats. Or, add a high-protein dairy like Greek yogurt or cottage cheese to regular oatmeal. My favorite way of adding protein to oatmeal is with egg whites.
Yes, 100 grams of egg whites contain 11 grams of protein.