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The Best Peanut Butter Protein Oatmeal.

This healthy peanut better protein oatmeal (Proats) is an easy way to get a hearty breakfast to keep you going all morning.



It's understandable that most people do not think oatmeal is appealing when they hear about it, but I can assure you that this oatmeal is nothing like the oatmeal you grew up with. This oatmeal recipe includes protein peanut butter and a Reese's peanut butter egg! You should know right then that this peanut butter protein oatmeal is going to be different from the bland recipes you grew up with.


A high-protein and hearty oatmeal breakfast will help you start your day on the right foot. This high-protein breakfast bowl is super easy to make and is loaded with a ton of nutrient dense foods, making it a perfect combination for a busy lifestyle. It is so easy, it only takes about 10 minutes or less to make.


Why will you love this recipe?

  • This proats recipe is packed with 46g of protein, and they taste amazing. With plenty of protein, fiber, and all the good stuff, you'll be ready for your day!

  • This healthy proats recipe is very adaptable to fit your healthy lifestyle! Whether you are trying to lose weight or just improve your fitness, this bowl is perfect for you. You can add ingredients like fruit or chia seeds, change the protein powder if you don't have a peanut butter one or substitute ingredients to fit within your calories. If you are gluten-free, simply remove the peanut butter egg. Dairy-free people should use nut milk and non-whey-based protein powder.

What are the benefits of this healthy oatmeal bowl?


There are a variety of health benefits when including oats into your regime.

  • This proats recipe is packed with 46g of protein! Protein, or more specifically amino acids, are essential to life. Consuming sufficient protein can help aid in muscle recovery from exercise, help you gain muscle with the appropriate workout program, and keep you full longer

  • Oats can help you lose weight! According to this article, studies have shown oats can delay the time it takes your stomach to empty of food, the beta-glucan in oatmeal may increase your feeling of fullness. Beta-glucan, a satiety hormone, may also promote the release of peptide YY (PYY), a hormone produced in the gut in response to eating. This hormone has been shown to lead to reduced calorie intake and may decrease your risk of obesity

  • Oats can improve cholesterol markers! Oats contain beta-glucan fiber, which reduces both total and LDL cholesterol, according to many studies.

What ingredients have substitutions?


Protein: If you do not own or have access to a peanut butter protein powder, I would recommend switching to a vanilla or unflavored protein powder, If you want a stronger peanut butter taste, you can double the powdered peanut butter.


Dairy-free: If you are dairy-free from choice or allergy, this recipe is easily adaptable to your lifestyle. Simply use a nut milk and change the protein powder from a whey/casein blend, to a non-dairy protein powder. Remove the Reese's peanut butter egg and use natural peanut butter instead of Nut's N' More protein peanut butter spread.


Gluten-free: If you gluten free, make sure you use certified gluten-free oats. My protein of choice is PEScience peanut butter cookie, which is gluten-free.


How long does this recipe take to make?


From start to finish, this recipe only takes about 10 minutes! I prefer to keep my recipes simple and short because I live an active lifestyle with two little ones, so my time is precious.


Is this recipe healthy?


Absolutely. And I understand some purist will say a peanut butter egg is not healthy, but even treats can be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle without having an impact on your health. I adhere to a flexible eating lifestyle, which I reserve 10-15% of my calories to "treats". When I lost 60 lbs 11 years ago, I used this method and have been able to maintain it ever since. Overall, this recipe is loaded with protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. If you are concerned about the peanut butter egg, simply remove it.


Can you use instant oats?


Yes you can! As the instant oats may not absorb as much milk, you may need to adjust the amount. I would recommend starting with 1 1/4 cup of milk and add additional water as needed.


So instead of belaboring this even further, let's kick off your day with some healthy and gooey peanut butter goodness!


Peanut Butter Oat Crunch Protein Oats (Proats):


¾ cups rolled oats

1 ½ cup unsweetened almond milk

½ tsp salt

1 scoop peanut butter cookie protein powder (I prefer PEScience)

1 tbsp powdered peanut butter (e.g., PB2)

1-2 tbsp sugar free syrup

1 tbsp natural peanut butter or Nut's N' More Peanut Butter

¼ cup Cinnamon Oat Crunch Cheerios

Lily’s chocolate chips

1 mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg


Directions: Place almond milk in a saucepan and bring to a boil. When the water is boiling, lower the heat to a medium setting, add a pinch of salt, and add your oats. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir every 1-2 minutes. Once cooked, pour in a bowl, add in protein powder, sugar free syrup and powdered peanut butter. Top the oats with peanut butter, chocolate chips, and any other toppings you desire after thoroughly mixing.


Optional toppings: Lily's chocolate chips, chia seeds or fruit.


Nutrition (1 Serving):

Calories: 720

Protein: 45.5g

Fats: 24.3g

Carbs: 81.3g

Fiber: 11.2g

Net Carbs: 70.1g


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