Pistachio Cranberry Protein Oatmeal

1 Bowl527 cals

Start your morning right with some pistachios and cranberries! This Pistachio Cranberry Protein Oatmeal recipe is packed with seasonal cookie flavor, loaded with fiber, and super easy to prep in just a few minutes.

Start this one by deciding how you’d like to prep your protein oatmeal. To keep it short and simple, I’m using the microwave. If you’d like to use the stovetop, you can do that too.

Since I’m making it in the microwave I’m going to add right into my microwavable bowl 1/2 cup of rolled oats, 2/3 cup of water, and 1/3 cup of unsweetened milk substitute or fat free milk.

Give those ingredients a quick mix then microwave your oatmeal for around 2 minutes. Microwave time will depending on how powerful your microwave is so keep an eye on it.

While still hot, add in 1 scoop of a chocolate protein powder, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract, 1 1/2 servings of instant sugar free fat free pistachio pudding, 1/8 cup of dried cranberries, and 15 pistachios.

Did you know that cocoa powder is packed with 2g of fiber for every 10 calories?

Mix all of those pistachio cranberry protein oatmeal ingredients together.

Optionally top your protein oatmeal with cocoa powder, whipped cream or topping, flavored Greek yogurt, more or other nuts, fruit, and so on. Let us know some of the creative ways you make yours in the comments below!

Diet tip? Lower the carbs in the recipe by using half as many pistachios and cranberries.

Want even more protein? Pair this with a Chocolate Pistachio Protein Shake!

Pistachio Cranberry Protein Oatmeal Recipe

Pistachio Cranberry Protein Oatmeal

Pistachios and cranberries make this healthy breakfast Pistachio Cranberry Protein Oatmeal one of our favorite protein packed recipes!
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Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry, healthy, oatmeal, pistachio, protein
Servings: 1 Bowl
Calories: 527kcal
Cost: $1.40

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  • ½ Cup Rolled Oats
  • 2.6 Ounces Milk Substitute - or Milk (⅓ Cup)
  • 5.3 Ounces Water - ⅔ Cup
  • 1 ½ Servings Instant Pudding - Sugar Free Fat Free Pistachio
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder - Chocolate
  • ½ Teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 15 Pistachios
  • Cup Cranberries - Dried


  • Combine your Milk, Rolled Oats, and Water into a microwavable safe bowl
  • Microwave for around 2 minutes
  • Add in the rest of your ingredients
  • Mix everything together



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


Calories: 527kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 808mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 22g


  1. Farrah on September 18, 2013 at 12:00 am

    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! :]

    • Derek Howes on September 19, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Thanks Farrah! I hope you like it. Let me know if you do 🙂

  2. Gianpaolo on June 30, 2013 at 12:00 am

    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!

  3. Katerin on June 28, 2013 at 12:00 am

    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!.. 🙂

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