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
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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
- ⅛ 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: 527
- Fat: 11g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Sodium: 808mg
- Carbs: 68g
- Fiber: 11g
- Sugar: 22g
- Protein: 39g