This high protein oatmeal without protein powder has a texture similar to red river once cooked and is super yummy when served with almond milk and maple syrup. A single serving of the protein porridge recipe contains 26 grams of protein and 12 grams of fiber for satiety and gut health!
The high protein porridge recipe is made with quick oats mixed with nuts and seeds for extra protein and the essential omega three fats that are incredibly healthy for the body and crucial for brain health, fatty liver, weight loss, and many other vital functions. I added collagen powder for extra protein content and the essential amino acids to help increase the protein content of this high protein porridge.
I am not a fan of the taste of vanilla protein powder, but collagen powder is a great option to use instead, as it has a neutral flavor and is such an easy way to increase the protein content in a bowl of oatmeal. Adding high protein seeds such as pumpkin, sunflower, chia, hemp, and flax seeds makes the best tasting high protein oatmeal without protein powder.
Anyone looking for a high-protein breakfast will love this high protein oatmeal recipe made with simple ingredients. It is such a great way to start your day! I meal prep the oatmeal mixture by mixing together the following ingredients:
- quick oats
- hemp seeds
- chia seeds
- flax seeds
- sunflower seeds
- pumpkin seeds
- collagen powder
I was inspired to make this high protein oatmeal without protein powder when I was going on a road trip with my sister and two year old toddler for two weeks visiting family. Eating healthy on the road and at other people’s houses can be challenging without access to your everyday foods and unique ingredients in your cupboards.
My toddler loves oatmeal, and I usually always throw in some nuts and seeds at home to amp up the meal with protein and healthy fats, especially the omega-3 fats found in hemp, chia seeds, and flax seeds. I didn’t want to bring all my jars, so instead, I made a high protein oatmeal mix without protein powder at home that I put into one big jar that I brought along so that she could have a healthy high protein porridge for breakfast while we were away.
How to make high protein oatmeal without protein powder
The easiest way to prepare for this nutritious breakfast is to grind the seeds in a vitamin blender and then mix the ground seeds in a bowl with the oats and collagen powder. Store the dry ingredients in an airtight container, such as a mason jar, so you have the premade mixture all ready to go on busy mornings.
I used quick oats in this high protein oatmeal recipe as they cook within minutes, but you can also use regular rolled oats. Just remember that regular oatmeal or steel-cut oats will take longer to cook.
To make warm oatmeal, boil 1 cup of water, then add 3/4 cup of the premade oatmeal mix. Cook for 2-3 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally. Serve the high protein porridge with plant-based milk such as almond milk and a drizzle of maple syrup or whatever additional toppings you like!
Additional tips and servings suggestions
I enjoy this high protein oatmeal with almond milk and maple syrup as it’s simple yet so yummy. You can swap almond milk for other types of milk, such as soy, oat, or coconut, and sweeten it with a drizzle of honey instead.
Fresh fruit is a great addition, such as strawberries, bananas, blueberries, and raspberries. My toddler loves blueberries added to hers.
You can also add additional spices, such as nutmeg and cinnamon which is fantastic for insulin resistance.
Add a dollop of peanut butter or almond butter for additional flavor and satiety.
Nutritional benefits of this high protein porridge
A single serving of this high protein oatmeal contains only 447 calories and 26 grams of protein, 26 grams of carbohydrates, 23 grams of fat, and 12 grams of fiber which provides satiety and helps to balance blood sugars. This oatmeal is a complete protein source, is low in saturated fats yet contains ample amounts of the essential omega 3 and 6 fats.
According to Cronometer, this oatmeal mix is exceptionally high in vitamin B1, B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, zinc, phosphorus, and selenium.
Most breakfast cereals are low in magnesium as processing strips this vital mineral from foods, but one serving of this oatmeal contains 275 mg of magnesium! Magnesium is essential for many functions and is deficient in overweight and insulin-resistant people.
One cup of oats only contains 11 grams of protein, 47 grams of carbohydrates, and 5 grams of fat. To increase the amount of protein in your oatmeal porridge, add nutritious seeds and collagen powder to drastically increase the protein content.
The high protein oatmeal without protein powder tastes delicious and is such a healthy breakfast that will keep you energized and satisfied!
To track your daily protein intake, Cronometer is a great app that you can use to record your food intake to see if you are hitting your macronutrient and micronutrient needs. I love formulating recipes using Cronometer to make healthy recipes such as this high protein oatmeal recipe.
For more oatmeal recipes you may also like the following:
- healthy oatmeal with chia and hemp seeds
- chia pudding oatmeal with strawberries and banana
- apple oatmeal for babies
High Protein Oatmeal Without Protein Powder
- 1 vitamix blender or nut and seed grinder
- 1 pot
- 2 cup quick oats
- ¼ cup hemp seeds
- ¼ cup flax seeds
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
- 4 scoops Organika collagen powder
- Place the hemp, chia, flax, pumpkin and sunflower seeds seeds in a vitamix blender then blend into a flour consistency.
- Mix the ground seeds in a bowl with the quick oats and collagen powder then store in a mason jar until ready to use.
- To make a single serving of this high protein oatmeal. Boil 1 cup of water in a pot then add ¾ cup of a the oatmeal mix. Cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes.