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 adding protein. You can't even taste the egg whites!
What I Love About This Recipe
I like quick, easy, and delicious recipes, especially for breakfast. I am a big fan of oatmeal in the morning, and I love the texture, variation, and taste of this oatmeal bowl. Also, it's super simple to customize, especially with fruit toppings.
- Quick oats: Whole oats or steelcut 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 4 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 low. Whisk the egg whites into the oatmeal for about 15 seconds and remove from the stovetop. 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 oaks literally take a minute to cook up and they 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 in lieu of honey.
- Omit the sweetener and use more mashed bananas.
- Substitute a dash of vanilla extract in lieu of ground cinnamon.
- Use whole oats or steelcut oats instead of quick oats.
- A saucepan 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.