Protein Cereal and Protein Oatmeal

1 Bowl480 cals

Start every morning with 2 healthy options, Protein Cereal AND Protein Oatmeal! These high protein breakfast recipes are super easy to make in minutes, packed with great macros for almost any diet, and absolutely delicious.

Protein Cereal

To make this healthy cereal all you need to do is take out a cereal bowl or something to mix your powder in, a spoon, and your ingredients.

Start by mixing together right in your cereal bowl 1 cup of unsweetened milk substitute or fat free milk and 1 scoop of your choice flavor protein powder.

If your protein powder tends to clump when mixed with a spoon try mixing it together with your milk in a shaker bottle instead.

Once your powder is mixed, add in 1 serving of your choice cereal.

1:1:1 Ratio

This is the ratio I use for my protein cereal, multiply or divide accordingly if you want more or less.

  • Milk (1 Cup)
  • Protein Powder (1 Scoop)
  • Cereal (1 Serving)

Pro tip? Mix and match your protein powder and cereal flavors for unlimited protein cereal variations!

Protein Oatmeal

To quickly make your proats take out a microwavable bowl and add right into it 1/2 cup of rolled oats, 2/3 cup of water, and 1/3 cup of unsweetened milk substitute or fat free milk.

Microwave your oatmeal for around 2 minutes. Depending on how powerful your microwave is this time can change so make sure to keep an eye on it!

If you don’t like the microwave or don’t have one you can easily make this on the stovetop. How? Bring your liquids to a boil, reduce your heat to low, add your oats in, and let it simmer until it thickens while occasionally stirring it.

Once your oats are ready and while still hot, mix in the rest of your ingredients starting with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter.

Follow your peanut butter with 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 scoop of your choice flavor protein powder, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and 10-15 drops of some optional liquid sweetener or your choice regular sweetener.

Whatever flavor protein powder you want to use is completely up to you, just make sure it tastes good!

Top the protein oatmeal with fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, crushed up nuts, sugar free syrups, or anything else you want. Let us know some of your favorite variations in the comments below!

How about a Protein Cheesecake next!?

Protein Cereal and Protein Oatmeal Recipes

Protein Cereal and Protein Oatmeal

Make breakfast healthy in minutes and learn how to make Protein Cereal AND Protein Oatmeal! These quick recipes are simple and delicious.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, high protein, protein cereal, protein oatmeal
Servings: 1 Bowl
Calories: 480kcal
Cost: $1.20

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Protein Cereal

  • 8 Ounces Milk Substitute - or Milk (1 Cup)
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder
  • 1 Serving Cereal - Your Choice

Protein Oatmeal

  • ½ Cup Rolled Oats
  • 5.3 Ounces Water - ⅔ Cup
  • 2.6 Ounces Milk Substitute - or Milk (⅓ Cup)
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
  • ½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 10-15 Drops Liquid Sweetener - *Optional (or Regular Sweetener)


Protein Cereal

  • Add your Milk and Protein Powder into a bowl or shaker bottle
  • Mix or shake them together until your Protein Powder is mixed in
  • Add in your Cereal

Protein Oatmeal

  • 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 for your Protein Cereal will vary depending on the cereal you use.
Calories in the WHOLE Protein Oatmeal recipe:
  • Calories: 480
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 307mg
  • Carbs: 37g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Protein: 38g


Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 307mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g


  1. Caroline Middlebrook on July 11, 2013 at 12:00 am

    I’ve never been able to eat oatmeal – just looks like puke in a bowl to me! But I really want to try it as I know its good for you so i tried this recipe and actually ate it! First time in my life I’ve been able to eat it! 🙂

    • Derek Howes on July 11, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Love hearing stuff like this! Thanks Caroline 🙂

  2. Travis on July 3, 2013 at 12:00 am

    I’m here to agree with the other comments. Made this oatmeal for breakfast and it was delicious. It will definitely be a staple in my diet from now on. Going to try the chocolate oatmeal recipe you have as well as this protein cereal today too. Keep up the great work!

    • Derek Howes on July 8, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Wonderful Travis! Thanks for the comment

  3. Gianpaolo on April 23, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Agreed. This stuff was great. I used a little less peanut butter to keep the calories down (half the suggested) and it was still great. Gotta finish this container of steel cut oats though before I can switch up to rolled oats or actual oatmeal (they have a weirder texture than just plain oatmeal)

  4. Mike on April 18, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Gdamn this oatmeal is delicious. I usually just eat it plain and choke it down. This stuff tastes like cake batter.

    • Derek Howes on April 18, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Haha! Thanks Mike. Maybe I should throw up some more of my favorite oatmeal recipes.

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