Back in 2014, I first shared this recipe for egg white oatmeal, a naturally sweet and incredibly easy breakfast recipe that tastes amazing. I was an instant hit on the blog and I am so grateful to those of you who have taken the time to leave a review for this recipe (or any of my recipes!) over the years. It helps other people find my recipes and trust them and I am so grateful!
This recipe continues to receive positive reviews and I have to think it’s because of the large, voluminous portion size (perfect if you genuinely enjoy eating!), the simplicity of the dish, the basic ingredient list and, most importantly, the delicious taste!
Here’s everything you need to make it:
- Egg Whites
- Almond Milk (or milk of your choice)
The egg whites in this oatmeal give it a punch of protein I personally appreciate because it makes this dish much more satisfying. A big-time bonus: It actually makes the oats fluffier. They’re light and airy and not nearly as dense as a typical bowl of oatmeal.
Once the oats are ready — after only 3 minutes in the microwave! — it becomes the perfect vehicle for your favorite toppings like drippy peanut butter, fresh berries, nuts or seeds.
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Three-Minute Egg White Oatmeal
- Cook Time: 3 minutes
- Total Time: 3 minutes
- Yield: 1 bowl 1x
- Category: breakfast, oatmeal, oats
- Cuisine: American
A deliciously fluffy and voluminous bowl of egg white oatmeal made with simple ingredients.
- 1/2 cup quick cooking oats (you may use regular oats, but the cooking time will be a little longer)
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2 cup milk of your choice (I typically use almond milk)
- 3/4 cup liquid egg whites (I use egg whites from a carton to make them easy to measure and pour)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Peel and mash banana.
- Stir banana and remaining ingredients together in a medium-size bowl, with room at the top so the oats can “grow” in the microwave without overflowing.
- Microwave on high for three minutes, stirring after 75 seconds and then again every 30 to 45 seconds until three minutes are up. (Do not walk away! Keep an eye on the oats to prevent overflowing.)
- Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Depending on the ripeness of the banana, you may wish for this oatmeal to be a little sweeter. If this is the case, add a drizzle of honey or maple syrup on top, stir it in and then you’ll be good to go!
- Serving Size: 1 bowl
- Calories: 358
- Sugar: 16 g
- Sodium: 394 mg
- Fat: 4 g
- Carbohydrates: 56 g
- Fiber: 8 g
- Protein: 27 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: egg white oatmeal, oatmeal, banana oatmeal, egg white oats, protein oatmeal, egg white protein oatmeal
I hope you all continue to love this recipe as much as I do!
What is your favorite way to prepare oatmeal? Any tips or tricks for making it more filling?
I like to add healthy fats (usually in the for of peanut butter or almond butter) in addition to some kind of punch of protein from egg whites, protein powder or cottage cheese to my oats. That definitely makes them more satisfying!
Cindy rindfliesch says
This was very good and I couldn’t believe how hearty and filling it was. I did add a tablespoon of peanut butter. I will definitely being eating this regularly. Just wondering if you had the calorie intake for this.
I just calculated it. Here you go!
I LOVE this recipe!! Since I’ve seen comments asking, wanted to say that I’ve made this the night before-both by prepping all the ingredients but not microwaving them until morning, and microwaving them, putting it in the fridge, then reheating in the morning. Came out GREAT and tasted the same both ways, with the same consistency!
Also, I’ve made it without banana (and no substitute, just forgot to add it) and it came out a little drier, a little more cake-like, but still tasted great and was just as filling.
Also experimented with the amounts; egg whites and oats should be about the same ratio as Julie’s original recipe, but if you use the entire banana and cut the oats and egg white amounts in half, it still comes out perfect (for people looking for a smaller portion).
Thank you for this magical recipe Julie!
This was so amazing! I was nervous about the eggs — but you can’t even taste them. It was so filling and easy — will definitely become a breakfast regular.
This looks so good! What a great way to get more protein in!
Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?
Olga Lucia @ Receta Típica says
Very delicious, it has been very good, thanks for sharing.
I just started my daughter’s 90 Day Fitness Challenge. Several mornings 5 and 6 egg whites are on the menu along with 2 WHOLE eggs, sometimes hard boiled and somtimes scrambled. Thank to you, I now have eigh palatable way to eat them — the whites that is — so THANK YOU so much for this recipe. BTW, I made it and it is delicious! But HOW pray tell, does one eat the whole bowl?
Do you have the nutritional and calories info? I see you said you posted it, but it didn’t post. Thank you!
Rachel Ogilby says
Can you post the nutrition info? It’s not where you posted it 🙂
If you make it the night before do you eat it cold regularly or do you heat it up again in the morning?
I’ve never enjoyed oatmeal and LOVE this recipe!
This was so yummy especially with peanut butter. Could not eat a whole bowl, I assume this was a two serving recipe?
So glad you liked it! It’s definitely a voluminous recipe but I actually do usually eat all of it myself!
I love how fluffy the oats become! It is a big bowl, but I love filling breakfasts. My hunger was such that I finished it, & it was lovely. Because my banana wasn’t super ripe, I topped mine with a few butter toffee pecans & maple syrup.
This recipe looks awesome! Just wondering if you think it would turn out the same on the stove top. Thanks:)
This recipe was a game changer! Normally, I’m starving a couple hours after eating oatmeal, but this recipe actually kept me full. I was concerned that it would taste like eggs but you really don’t taste them. They give the oatmeal a lovely, fluffy texture. Thank you for the recipe!
My son liked it. Thank you!
This was so good and so filling. Love how much it makes!
I love this recipe! The extra boost of protein is great, and you really can’t taste the egg whites! I made sure I stirred often.
I literally could not even taste the eggs. Loved it! Will be making again.
This was great! I loved the addition of the egg whites as well, packs in some protein.
What do you think I could sub for the banana? I am low- Fodmap and am hesitant to add many fruits.
I would recommend subbing 1/4 cup puréed Japanese pumpkin in place of the banana!
This was delicious!! I eat oatmeal every day (I guess you could say I’m obsessed) and this was an awesome variation of it!! So yummy and filling!!
Tastes like French toast to me! Soo good and soo macro friendly!
Any recommendations on a good dairy free protein powder to use in oatmeal?
I use vega plant based protein and greens vanilla flavored.
Jen Huff says
I’ve started adding some riced cauliflower (usually frozen and defrosted before mixing it in) . It helps me up my veggies for the day and I can’t taste them at all.
Dorothy P says
This is an awesome idea!!! Will be trying this myself!
I love oatmeal but it lowers my blood sugar so this is a nice alternative to having the protein along with my oatmeal. The texture was a little adjustment but was still a very good recipe. Thank you for sharing!
Dorothy P says
This was awesome!!! Oatmeal is my main staple breakfast, and this just really took it up a notch! I’ve always added peanut butter, but never thought about adding the egg whites! Made it taste like banana bread or a muffin! Wow:) Thanks for sharing! Love it!
I love this oatmeal! And I love that it makes a big, nutritious bowl! I made it on repeat throughout the winter.
Fantastic wholesome breakfast! The egg white adds such a nice texture and I love the barely there taste that adds in the extra protein I need! I am definitely going to make this a regular meal. Anyone doing a fitness program/challenge should know about this! I wish I had known when I was doing a fitness challenge, myself.
I have made my oats with PB2 and I have also prepared them for tomorrow morning. I am sitting here wondering how I might get through to tomorrow morning without actually eating them. They look so good. Thank you
I just want to share that this recipe has been my go-to breakfast for weeks now. It’s so good, especially after my intensive workout! I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of it. To be honest, I’ve always preferred the regular oatmeal with peanut butter and berries, but this has been one of the greatest addition to my healthy lifestyle. Also, who would’ve known that egg will be a good complement to oats?!