Microwave Egg Oatmeal- An easy way to add some extra protein to your breakfast. Follow this recipe to learn how to cook oatmeal with an egg!
Just popping in with a quick recipe tip for you guys. As you know, I’m a big fan of oatmeal in the morning. Oats + fruit + nut butter = a great start to my day. Lately I’ve been focusing on making sure I get a good amount of protein at breakfast and thought I’d give the egg-in-oatmeal idea a whirl. I know a lot of people like to use just egg whites, but I decided to just toss the whole thing in there and see how it turned out.
The first time I did it, I didn’t use enough milk. I wanted it to feel more like I was still eating oatmeal, rather than eggs with oats in them. Once I got the ratio right, it turned out great. With basically no extra effort I can add an extra 6 grams of protein to my breakfast. Win.
So here’s what you do: Put oats, milk, chopped fruit and an egg in a bowl and mix it up. Stick it in the microwave. Stop and stir. Cook a little more. Top with nut butter, cinnamon and a few chocolate chips and BAM! Breakfast is ready in under 5 min.
Here’s the actual recipe I use:
How To Cook Oatmeal With An Egg
Learn how to cook oatmeal with an egg - an easy way to add some extra protein to breakfast!
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup chopped fruit
- optional toppings: cinnamon, nut butter, seeds, chocolate chips
- Combine oats, milk, egg and fruit in a bowl and mix well.
- Microwave for 1 minute.
- Stir well.
- Microwave another 60-90 seconds, depending on desired consistency (longer will make it drier, shorter will make it more liquidy).
- Top as desired and serve warm.
If you'd prefer to use just egg whites you could probably use 2, or equivalent liquid egg whites.
Like I mentioned in the notes, you could probably replace the egg with equivalent egg whites if you wanted to.
What are your favorite oatmeal toppings?!
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