Satisfy your unhealthy cookie cravings with your new favorite bowl of healthy holiday oats, Gingerbread Cookie Protein Oatmeal! This high protein breakfast recipe is easy to make, great for Christmas morning, and packed with all the right flavors.
The first thing you’ll need to do is figure out how you want to prepare your oatmeal. We’re using the microwave today so that’s how we’re going to prepare it below.
In a microwavable bowl add 1/2 cup of rolled oats, 1/2 cup of unsweetened vanilla milk substitute, and 1/4 cup of water.
Give those ingredients a quick mix and microwave your oatmeal for around 2 minutes. Depending on how powerful your microwave is this may take less or more time so keep an eye on it!
While still hot add in 1 tablespoon of nut butter, 1 packet of your choice sweetener, 1 tablespoon of sugar free syrup, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon of butter extract, 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon of ground allspice, 1 scoop of a vanilla protein powder, and 3 tablespoons of pasteurized liquid egg whites.
Yes, as long as your liquid egg whites are pasteurized (cooked) they’ll be perfectly safe to eat in this recipe.
Mix all of those ingredients together until everything for your gingerbread cookie protein oatmeal is incorporated and optionally top it.
Pro tip? Use less water or put it into the fridge for a few minutes if you want a thicker oatmeal.
You can top it with nuts, chocolate chips, holiday flavored Greek yogurt, protein frosting, crushed up graham crackers, and so on.
Another thing I like to do with this recipe is to eat it like a dip with some low fat graham crackers!
Let us know some other creative ways you eat this in the comments below.
Ready for your next healthy holiday recipe? Try some Candy Cane Protein Pancakes!
Gingerbread Cookie Protein Oatmeal
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- ½ Cup Rolled Oats
- 4 Ounces Milk Substitute - or Milk
- 2 Ounces Water
- ⅛ Teaspoon Ground Allspice
- ½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- ¼ Teaspoon Ground Ginger
- 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter
- 1 Packet Sweetener
- 1 Scoop Protein Powder - Vanilla
- 3 Tablespoons Liquid Egg Whites - Pasteurized
- ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 Tablespoon Syrup - Sugar Free
- ¼ Teaspoon Butter Extract
- Combine your Milk, Rolled Oats, and Water into a microwavable safe bowl
- Microwave your oatmeal for around 2 minutes
- Add in the rest of your ingredients while still hot
- Mix everything together
- Calories: 421
- Fat: 13g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Sodium: 397mg
- Carbs: 36g
- Fiber: 6g
- Sugar: 8g
- Protein: 40g