Homemade Weight Gainer Protein Powder

1 Shake573 cals

Are you looking for how to make Homemade Weight Gainer Protein Powder? Look no further! This cheap weight gainer recipe is easy to make with simple ingredients, packed with great macros, and absolutely delicious!

All you’re going to need to make this homemade weight gainer is either a blender or food processor and a container to store your powder in. If you don’t have a blender or food processor, here’s a link to the food processor I’ve been using for years and recommend.

Start by adding right into whatever you’re using 3/4 cup of rolled oats, 1 1/2 scoops of your choice flavor protein powder, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 3 tablespoons of powdered peanut butter, and 2 tablespoons of a chocolate mix.

Choose whatever type or flavor protein powder you want as long as it compliments the chocolate and peanut butter flavors in the recipe!

Did you know that cocoa powder is a great cheap source of fiber with 2 grams for every 10 calories?

Blend or process everything together until you have your homemade weight gainer protein powder.

With the ingredients listed above I would consider this a single serving. If you want enough to last you the entire week then you’ll have to multiply the recipe by however many servings you want. You can easily do this using the sliding scale below in the recipe card!

Pro tip? Store it in a travel friendly container and take it with you anywhere.

This cheap homemade weight gainer protein powder is low in sugar, high in both fiber and protein, has no artificial or unhealthy fillers, tastes great with water, and comes in at under $1.00 a serving!

Try our Bodybuilding Protein Shake recipe next.

Homemade Weight Gainer Protein Powder Recipe

Homemade Weight Gainer Protein Powder

Make your own Homemade Weight Gainer Protein Powder in minutes with this healthy, easy, and cheap bodybuilding recipe.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade, protein powder, weight gainer
Servings: 1 Shake
Calories: 573kcal
Cost: $1

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  • ¾ Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 ½ Scoops Protein Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Powdered Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Chocolate Mix


  • Combine all of your ingredients into either a food processor or blender
  • Process or blend until everything is powder
  • Mix into a shake or store it in a sealed container



Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 573
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 465mg
  • Carbs: 67g
  • Fiber: 13g
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Protein: 56g


Calories: 573kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 465mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 17g


  1. Arowolo Jochebed on May 31, 2023 at 12:41 pm


  2. John on November 8, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    Some of these comments in this thread a hilarious… good recipe

  3. Mimi on September 11, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    Hi Derek,
    Any close substitute for protein powder, chocolate mix and rolled oats or any oats would do? I am Nigeria and these are hard to find here.

    • Derek Howes on November 2, 2022 at 4:26 pm

      Hi! Any oats should do. How about cocoa powder? Not quite sure what to do for a protein powder sub. Hemp powder?

    • Jessica on January 8, 2023 at 7:58 pm

      You can actually find everything listed in the recipe above in popular local market in Nigeria.

  4. Lee on May 6, 2022 at 11:41 am

    Would I be able to insert it into capsules?

    • Derek Howes on May 26, 2022 at 9:15 am

      To consume? You’d need quite a few capsules per serving…

    • Evan on November 30, 2022 at 2:09 pm

      LMAO bro thats like 500 capsules

  5. Stella on March 18, 2021 at 4:05 am

    Hi Derek, I already have the rolled oats, chocolate mix and cocoa powder but I dont know where to get the protein powder and powdered peanut butter, what do I do?

    • Derek Howes on May 7, 2021 at 1:25 pm

      Where are you from? You should be able to find both of those locally (my grocery stores have both nowadays).

      • Zarah on July 15, 2021 at 5:51 pm

        I’m from Nigeria I can’t find them too

  6. Prarthana on March 12, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Sir how to take this recipe
    Instructions plz

    • Derek Howes on May 27, 2020 at 7:06 pm

      Hi! Are you asking me what to mix the powder with? Milk or water both work great!

      • OGAZIE IFEOMA on September 4, 2022 at 7:08 am

        Sir, pls with this recipe u have given above, how long will it take me to start seeing the result?

      • Derek Howes on November 2, 2022 at 4:28 pm

        There are too many variables to give you an answer here.

  7. arun kr on December 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

    hi Derek, it can intake only powder or mix with water?

  8. Farha Amir on July 9, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Is this for 29 years women….i m skinny ….will this help me for weight gain..

  9. Vanesss on May 9, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Hi Derek
    How many scoop for 1 serving?
    Thank you

  10. Joshua Capovilla on October 3, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Once I blend everything into a powder and make enough for a week, how much would one serving be? Thanks for the great recipe!

  11. Khaled on May 30, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Hey Derek,

    I know my question would be a kind of alien questions 😀
    but do you have any recipe for making protein powder? 😀

  12. Jason Neal on February 19, 2018 at 12:00 am


    Thank you for the recipe. My son is a high school athlete who is trying to put on some clean weight and this should help. He eats fairly well for his three meals a day, but finding a way for him to get in his high calorie snacks, without impacting his meals, has been a challenge.

    If I wanted to add carbs and reduce protein, could I just increase the oats and reduce the protein powder by the same amount or could I just add some maltodextrin?

    Also, how well does this powder mix with water in a shaker cup?

    • Derek Howes on March 23, 2018 at 12:00 am

      Hi Jason! Yes, more oats would absolutely be fine. Everything will mix well as long as it’s processed into powder.

      • Cecilia on August 26, 2020 at 12:40 pm

        5 stars
        Can I use peanut butter instead of peanut powder

      • Derek Howes on August 28, 2020 at 6:27 pm

        Hi Cecilia! You could add in peanut butter at the time of mixing your shake which will also give you some more calories/fat.

  13. Mike on June 10, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Chocolate mix? I guess I need more specifics.

  14. vikas on March 18, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Thank you I will give a try. Looks simple and nice.

  15. shelly sapp on September 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Hi Derek,
    Love the recipes, just a couple of questions…why rolled oats? Could I use chia seeds in place of them? Please help with a weight loss shake recipe that is high in protein low cal and carbs that tastes good, do you have a recipe for that? (:

    Thank you!!

  16. Bas on February 20, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Hey Derek thanks for this nice tip!
    I’m gonna try it tomorrow looks realy nice and handy for gainig those extra pounds

  17. Audrey on September 9, 2013 at 12:00 am

    How much water do you add? Thank you.

    • Derek Howes on September 9, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Hey Audrey! To the shake? Per serving around 8 ounces. 🙂

  18. Krystle on September 5, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Nice! Now, do you have a weight losing protein powder recipe? 😛

    • Derek Howes on September 7, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Haha! I’ll see what I can come up with in terms of keeping you full the longest/lower calorie!

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