Pistachio Cranberry PROTEIN Oatmeal Recipe

Pistachio Cranberry Protein Oatmeal Recipe
Written by The Protein Chef

One of my favorite ways to prepare my oatmeal. This Pistachio Cranberry Protein Oatmeal recipe is high in complex carbs, fiber, and protein all while tasting like a cake version of a thin mint girl scout cookie!

Here is the recipe:

  • 1/2 Cup (40g) Rolled Oats
  • 1/3 Cup Fat Free Milk (or Milk Substitute)
  • 2/3 Cup Water
  • 1 1/2 Servings (12g) Instant Sugar Free Fat Free Pistachio Jello
  • 1 Scoop (30g) Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons (10g) Cocoa Powder
  • 15 Pistachio Nuts (15g)
  • 1/8 Cup (20g) Dried Cranberries

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:

  • Calories: 527
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 808mg
  • Carbs: 68g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Sugar: 22g
  • Protein: 39g

Combine your Milk, Rolled Oats, and Water into a microwavable safe bowl. Microwave your Oatmeal for around 2:00. While the Oatmeal is still hot add in the rest of your ingredients. Mix everything together. Mouthgasm!


  • Top with cocoa powder, whipped cream, cool whip, and/or more nuts!
  • To cut down on the carbs use a milk substitute and/or use half as many cranberries and pistachio nuts!

About the author

The Protein Chef

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.


  • Derek!..
    where have you been all my life!.. haha..
    wow… your recipes are amazing!.. it helps me convert my boring protein shake into a fun, tasteful “I cannot wait for my shake meal”!… very simple, easy to follow and cheap.. what else can we ask for!
    I love how you have incorporated a small gym section at the end of the videos… I think we would love to see more of those…
    I was wondering how come you never use oat flour?.. but instead you prefer to grind the oats.. just curious…

    thank you so much!!!

    Keep it up!.. 🙂

    • Hi Katerin! Thanks for the wonderful comment. Gym videos are coming! As for grinding the oats…well that is essentially making your own oat flour for much cheaper so I do use oat flour (I just make mine)! 🙂

  • Liked this recipe a lot this morning. A little too much peppermint for me, next time I’m going to try it without, but that’s a personal preference. Keep em’ coming!

  • This looks amazing! I’m half-contemplating running out to the store to get peppermint extract and pistachio jello just so I can make this now, but will instead try to be sensible and wait til I eat my way through the meals I’ve already made. Can’t wait to try it out though! :]

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